Hawaii State News, 25 July 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 25 July 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 Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Hawaii’s restrictions on handguns in public found to be unconstitutional
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesdaythat the Constitution protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, rejecting Hawaii’s claims that the right to carry only applies to firearms kept at home. Hawaii News Now. Civil Beat. KHON2. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.

Hilo veteran has pushed for gun rights for 6 years
George Young Jr., a Chinese-Hawaiian Vietnam veteran from Hilo, wasn’t surprised after winning a lawsuit for the right to openly carry a gun for protection, a victory that could have significant implications for the Aloha State. Star-Advertiser.

Lawmakers criticize open carry ruling
State lawmakers are warning that a federal appeals court decision striking down state restrictions on who can carry a firearm in public could make Hawaii a more dangerous place to live. Star-Advertiser.

In crowded race for congress, democrats span ideological spectrum
Unlike candidates in many blue districts on the mainland, ‘progressives’ have struggled to find traction in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District Democratic primary. Civil Beat.

Political ads supporting Hanabusa, bashing Ige ramp up as primaries near
The Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters is boosting its spending on advertising to support U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and oppose Gov. David Ige just as early absentee ballots are being cast in the Democratic primary, according to new reports filed with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Video: Meet the four people running for the OHA Trustee seat

In an effort to help voters ready for the primary, Island News continues our look at the candidates who took part in a recent OHA Town Hall in Moiliili.  KITV.

Hawaii trails Florida a distant second for most shark attacks in nation
Florida by far led the country in shark attacks between 2007 and 2016, with 244, according to an analysis by the SafeWise security company. Hawaii came in second with 65. Star-Advertiser.

Union: Marriott agrees to subsidize hotel workers’ housing
Local 5 also says that the company has promised to install panic buttons in response to sexual harassment concerns. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser.

Hawaiian Air reports $79.5M profit
The Honolulu-based company said it had net income of $1.56 per share. Star-Advertiser. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts