Hawaii State News, 03 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 03 August 2018.

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

Hector weakens, but still expected to become a major hurricane
Over the past few days, the hurricane’s intensity has been fluctuating, but forecasters still predict that it will become a Category 3 hurricane bySunday morning.  Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now.

Lobbyists secretly secure candidates’ opposition to medicare for all
A lobbyist group approached a raft of candidates for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat – then prepared internal dossiers on their positions.Civil Beat.  Star-Advertiser.

Super PAC spending revealed

More than $8.5 million has been spent so far in primary election races for the top two state executive offices. Hawaii Public Radio.

Carpenters Union makes Green a million-dollar candidate
In a stunning show of financial power to influence the race for lieutenant governor, the super PAC tied to the wealthy construction union has spent more than $1 million to support Josh Green’s candidacy. A legislative leader says the union is retaliating against state Sen. Jill Tokuda for her criticism of the rail project. Civil Beat.

Scientist believes remains are American
The remains handed over by North Korea are “consistent with being Americans,” based on an initial examination, although none has been positively identified, a U.S. scientist who has seen the remains said ThursdayAssociated Press.

Republican candidate’s ineligibility means one less legislative seat for the party 
Deputy Attorney General Valri Lei Kunimoto notified Republican candidate Sailau Timoteo in a July 23 letter that it has “come to our attention” that Timoteo is a citizen of American Samoa, which makes her a U.S. national rather than a U.S. citizen. Star-Advertiser.

U.S. judge dismisses lawsuits against former Hawaii journalist
Malia Zimmerman was accused of making up quotes in a story that ran on Fox News suggesting that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich murdered for leaking political emails. Hawaii News Now.

Chicago restaurant may have unintentionally picked a tough fight
Several Native Hawaiian advocacy groups announced on Thursday that they are building a legal case against a Chicago eatery that trademarked the words “Aloha Poke.” Hawaii News Now.

Federal funding doled out to fight infectious diseases in Hawaii
The U.S. Department of Health awarded nearly $2.5 million to Hawaii’s infectious disease control program. KHON2.

Are high electric prices helping the environment?
Hawaii pays the most for electricity by far, according to a report revealing Hawaii’s prices are more than twice the national average. But those high prices seem to be pushing residents toward a sustainable future with rooftop solar, or photovoltaic systems. Hawaii News Now. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts