Hawaii State News, late afternoon edition, 06 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 06 September 2018.

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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.

“Highly unlikely” damaged Jaggar Museum will reopen
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced some of its exhibits will be displayed in Pahoa as it casts more doubt on Jaggar Museum reopening. The facilities at Jaggar, constructed in 1986, also includes the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Tribune-Herald.Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Groups sue to stop “gut and replace”
Two government watchdog groups are suing Hawaii for enacting legislation without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in. The complaint from the League of Women Voters of Honolulu and Common Cause challenges the legislative practice known as “gut and replace.” It refers to lawmakers stripping a bill of its original content and substituting it with something entirely different. Associated Press.

DOE planning to strengthen student discipline code
The state was told in January its administrative law does not comply with federal anti-discrimination regulations. Under the terms of a settlement struck with the federal government late last year, the Hawaii Department of Education is poised to revise the law for the first time in a decade. Civil Beat.

Surfs up as Norman passes islands
Hurricane Norman is forecast to pass about 200 miles northeast of the Hawaiian Islands on Thursday and Friday, forecasters say. The storm remains a major Category 3 hurricane, and is pushing up surf across the island chain. Hawaii News Now.

Royal Hawaiian feather cloak feared lost in Brazil museum fire
Among the objects feared lost in a fire at Brazil’s National Museum are Egyptian mummies, dinosaur bones, and the oldest human skull found in the Americas. Officials estimate 90 percent of the museum’s 20 million artifacts burned in Sunday’s fire. This may have included a royal Hawaiian feather cloak that found its way to Rio centuries ago. Hawaii Public Radio.

Scientists begin difficult task of identifying NKorea remains 
Anthropologists with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency have photographed and cataloged the skeletal remains that were in 55 boxes North Korea returned to the United States last month. Each box held bones from several people that will now undergo DNA tests. Hawaii News Now.

BNP reducing its stake in First Hawaiian
French banking giant BNP Paribas, which at one time owned all of First Hawaiian Bank, plans to reduce its stake in the state’s largest financial institution to under 20 percent. Star-Advertiser.

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Russ Roberts