Hawaii State News update, 05 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 05 September 2015.

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

A quarter of isle public schools have high rates of chronic absenteeism
According to a national report, schools were said to have a high rate of chronic absenteeism if 20 to 29 percent of students were gone for 15 days or more. Overall, about 15 percent of all Hawaii public school students were chronically absent. But at the school level, that figure varied widely. Hawaii News Now.

Panel to study constitutional convention question before election
Colin Moore and Keith Mattson are gathering a group of voters to form a Citizens Initiative Review panel to review the pros and cons of holding a constitutional convention. The panel will be comprised of neighborhood board members across Oahu and possibly some members of nonprofits. It is expected to publish a statement Oct. 10 with its findings, both pro and con. Civil Beat.

Brett Kavanaugh no friend of special rights for Native Hawaiians
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once called the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a “naked racial spoils system.” The topic was not discussed on the opening day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Tuesday, the morning was marked by loud protests and partisan posturing, it will likely be a subject of inquiry from U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, who sits on the Judiciary Committee holding the hearing. Civil Beat.

Hurricane Norman is strengthening
Packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, Norman was about 480 miles east of Hilo and 670 miles east of Honolulu and heading west at 12 mph at 5 a.m. today, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Star-Advertiser. 

UH researchers get grant for Limu Study
The National Science Foundation has awarded $792,021 to a team of researchers from UH Manoa, Bishop Museum and the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife to describe a species of limu found only in the Hawaiian archipelago’s deep and dimly lit waters. Star-Advertiser.

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Russ Roberts,