Hawaii State News, 08 June 2018

Accessed on 08 June 2018, Post #16981.



“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 08 June 2018.

Please scroll down to read your selections.


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.

Trouble viewing this email? Open it online.

600 homes confirmed destroyed on Big Island as state pledges $12M in aid
Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim have signed a letter of agreement releasing $12 million in state funds to support the countyís response to the active volcanic eruption occurring on Hawaii Island. Hawaii News NowTribune-Herald. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. KHON2.

Hirono gets free ride as Dems dominate Hawaii Congress races
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono appears guaranteed of reelection as not a single opponent capable of mounting a statewide campaign is running against her. Hawaii News Now.

Ige, Tokuda and Fukumoto secure major union endorsements
The United Public Workers union endorsed Gov. David Ige today. The union represents about 14,000 members. Star-Advertiser.
Hawaii’s largest union, the Hawaii Government Employees Association announced its endorsement of Jill Tokuda for Lt. Governor. KITV.

Trump plan would cost Hawaii Planned Parenthood $830K
A rule change proposes to halt all federal funding to health care organizations that provide abortions. Civil Beat.

Sen. Kahele to serve as new Senate Majority Floor Leader
After Sen. Will Espero’s retirement from the Senate effective June 1, 2018, Sen. Kaialii Kahele who previously served as the Senate Majority Whip, will now serve as the new Senate Majority Floor Leader. Big Island Now.

Suicide rates in Hawaii on the rise
Staggering new numbers show suicide is rising in nearly every state across the country. In Hawaii, rates went up about 18-percent from 1999 to 2016. Hawaii News Now. 

For the latest Hawaii State, Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts