Hawaii State News, afternoon edition, 12 October 2018


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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 12 October 2018.

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Comment:  Here are the 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.

TOP STORIES
More than 20 percent of Hawaii medical marijuana products rejected for sale
The state has required rigorous testing of medical cannabis products since medical marijuana dispensaries opened last year. In its raw form, marijuana grown for a dispensary can pick up mold, yeast and bacteria.  Hawaii News Now.

Constitutional convention draws opposition from powerful coalition
A diverse and powerful coalition made up of unions, businesses and environmentalists are working together to urge residents to vote ‘no’ in the general election on whether to hold a state constitutional convention.  Star-Advertiser.

OHA Trustees discuss personal allowances
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees suspended personal allowances for members last year. But the Board is contemplating taking action to resolve this matter. Hawaii Public Radio.

As strike at Hawaii hotels drags on, visitors ratchet up complaints
In what could prove a lasting black eye, visitors staying at five hotels where workers are on strike are taking to social media to complain about what they thought would be their dream Hawaii vacations. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii’s unemployment rates are low, but businesses are suffering
Though the low figures are a sign of a strong economy, there is a darker side: businesses are finding it harder to hire. And for local retail shops and restaurants, many worry this could translate to poor customer service.  KHON2.

Greenpeace ship in isles for plastic pollution awareness
The ship, fresh from a journey through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where its crew collected data on microplastics found in the North Pacific Gyre, was escorted in by the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hokulea. Star-Advertiser.

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Russ Roberts

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