Hawaii State News, 26 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 26 September 2018.

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Comment:  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.

Circus animal ban could spell trouble for EK Fernandez shows
Going to the fair to watch wild animal acts is a thing of the past. The state has banned carnivals and fairs from bringing the animals into Hawaii. The president of EK Fernandez said Tuesday’s decision could mean the end of the 115-year-old company. The ruling by the state department of agriculture board comes three years after Governor David Ige pledged to enact such a ban.KHON2. KITV.

Trump official accused of ethics violation over Hawaii GOP event
Don Benton, President Trump’s Selective Service director, has been accused of violating the Hatch Act during a speech he gave at the Hawaii Republican Party’s Constitution Day Dinner on Friday. Star-Advertiser.

Hirono isn’t holding back in midst of Kavanaugh hearings
Sen. Mazie Hirono has made national headlines in the last week with her blunt comments about the treatment of women and the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. At a recent news conference, for instance, she urged men to “shut up and step up,” and she told Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, to “do the right thing” as he passed her in a Capitol Hill hallway. Star-Advertiser.

Experts worry state’s economy too dependent on visitor industry
Almost all the growth in the state’s economy remains in tourism, meaning that the state’s economy is relying more on the Mainland’s economy, according to a report titled “Hawaii’s Growth Down, but Not Out,” from the University of Hawaii’s Economic Research Organization.Maui News.

State program awarded $450K to help local businesses export goods
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the continued support of the Hawaii State Trade Export Program. HiSTEP operates under the mantra “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha” and provides training, grants and trade show opportunities for companies looking to start or increase exports. “With the help of this program, we’ve seen our export of Hawaii-made products increase substantially overseas,” said Luis P. Salaveria, director of  DBEDT. Hawaii News Now.

DOH receives assistance in opioid fight
The Hawaii Department of Health has received a two-year, $8 million federal grant that is part of a larger $1 billion appropriation from the US Department of Health and Human Services for opioid-specific programs to help states combat the crisis nationwide. Maui Now. 

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