Hawaii State News, evening edition, 05 October 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 05 October 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.

Supreme Court agrees to consider challenge of constitutional amendment
The Hawaii Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments later this month from the state’s four counties seeking to invalidate a Nov. 6 ballot question asking voters if they want to empower the state to tax investment properties in support of public education. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KITV.

TV spots attack constitutional amendment for school taxes
The Affordable Hawaii Coalition is airing two ads saying the proposal to raise certain property taxes for education is flawed. Civil Beat.

Woman from same-sex marriage obligated to pay child support
A woman whose spouse gave birth during their marriage is the legal parent of the child and must pay child support after the couple divorced, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled today. Star-Advertiser.

Candidates for governor, lieutenant governor to debate live
“Hawaii’s Debate” on Monday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m. will feature major gubernatorial candidates, Democrat David Ige and Republican Andria Tupola, and will air live on KHON2 and online atkhon2.com. The debate will be moderated by KHON2’s Gina Mangieri. KHON2.

Should public have more input on sexual harassment policies?
Critics say more people should get to weigh in on developing the new recommendations and the process should be more transparent. Civil Beat.

Voters should know sooner who’s paying to influence them
The Legislature should require greater transparency for campaign finance reports. Right now candidates don’t have to file them until eight days before the election. Civil Beat.

Drug testing catches fewer isle workers
Far fewer people in Hawaii failed workplace drug tests in the third quarter of 2018, according to results from the largest company in the state doing such work. Star-Advertiser.

Hotel workers strike in San Francisco but stay on the job in Hawaii
Employees at Marriot-affiliated hotels in the islands have also authorized a walkout over wages and working conditions. Civil Beat.

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Russ Roberts