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Hawaii State News, evening update, Thursday, 17 May 2018

Accessed on 18 May 2018, 0414 UTC, Post #16833.



“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 17 May 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Kilauea blows sending ash 30k feet up, but was it the “big one”
An explosive eruption from Kilauea’s summit on Thursday morning sent an ash plume soaring some 30,000 feet into the air, and officials are warning that ash emissions will cover a large part of the Big Island. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. KITV.

Dual-status command established for eruption response
In response to the ongoing eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island, a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 has been established at the request by Governor David Ige. The task force is comprised of National Guard and active-duty military in case the Kilauea volcano lava crisis becomes too much for civilian authorities. Big Island Video News.
Tribune-Herald.  Governor’s Office

New Super PAC with pro-rail ties emerges in elections
The group, All Hawaii Stand Together, has ties to the pro-rail Pacific Resource Partnership that has been a big player in past elections. Civil Beat.

Akaka’s memorial services schedule
The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka will lie in state at the Capitol rotunda Friday and Saturday and be eulogized during two public services and one private service before being laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Plans for new State Hospital unveiled
The 4-story, 177-thousand square foot facility will be built on the upper campus of the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe.  The outer wall of the building will provide the first level of security with a separate16-foot tall fence along most of the perimeter providing a second level.  Forensic psychiatric facility consultant, Joel Dvoskin, says reliable perimeter security will provide a safer setting. Hawaii Public Radio.  Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.  Governor’s Office.

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