Hawaii State News, 22 June 2018


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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 22 June 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, 22 June 2018.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

TOP STORIES
TMT fate in hands of Supreme Court
After a three-year legal battle, the fate of the Thirty Meter Telescope will now be decided by the Hawaii Supreme Court. Hawaii News Now.Associated Press. Star-Advertiser.

Online tax law could open state to challenge
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that online retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they don’t have a physical presence appears to be a boon for Hawaii’s tax coffers under a bill Gov. David Ige signed into law last week stipulating that online businesses with significant sales are subject to Hawaii’s general excise tax. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Farm to School program receives
$100,000 of federal funding

The Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. KITV.

All 8 Lt. Gov. candidates under one roof
The 5 Democrats and 3 Republicans running for Lieutenant Governor appeared together for the first time. And were asked by Hawaii Venture Capital Association President, Meli James, why they’re seeking the office and the one word that captured their candidacy. Hawaii Public Radio.

A tale of two Bert Kobayashis’ donations
Two longtime Honolulu political donors with the same name are going different directions in the governor’s race. Civil Beat.

How low is Hawaii voter turnout?
In the 2016 general election, turnout estimates ranged from 43 percent to 58 percent – depending on what formula is used. Civil Beat.

Teacher numbers continue to drop, causing “huge alarm”
The number of teachers quitting their jobs in Hawaii’s public schools and leaving the state has shot up by 84 percent since 2010, and fewer local graduates are entering the profession, worsening the teacher shortage. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Scholarship program gains $700K 
More students will get assistance with education costs after legislation expanding the Hawaii Promise scholarship program was signed by Gov. David Ige earlier this month. Tribune-Herald.

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Russ Roberts

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