Hawaii State News, evening edition, 16 October 2018

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

Poll: Hawaii voters oppose ConAm on property taxes
While there is sentiment to help schools and teachers, voters appear worried about how the ballot question is constructed. Asked how they would vote on the so-called “ConAm” question, 53 percent said they would oppose it compared to just 35 percent who would vote in favor. Civil Beat.

Parents, teachers to rally in support of proposed constitutional amendment
Parents will join teachers at dozens of public schools across the state on Tuesday morning to rally in support of a proposed constitutional amendment regarding education. The proposed constitutional amendment, set to go before voters on Nov. 6, reads: “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?” Hawaii News Now.

Ige, Tupola spar in debate that includes running mates
Andria Tupola criticized Democratic Gov. David Ige for not doing enough to increase affordable housing, cool classrooms, make the state’s roads safer, reduce the waiting list for Hawaiian homelands and reduce homelessness, during a one-hour gubernatorial debate Monday. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Residents begin receiving absentee mail-in ballots
Voting in the 2018 general election has begun now that the county clerks on three islands sent out tens of thousands of absentee mail-in ballots during the past week. Star-Advertiser.

Hirono rakes in campaign cash following Kavanaugh hearing
While the Hawaii senator doesn’t face much of a challenge in November, her campaign is raising and spending money like she does. Civil Beat.

Democrat Ed Case on the campaign trail
Two veteran politicians are vying for the Congressional District One seat to represent urban Honolulu. Democrat Ed Case previously represented the 2nd District.  Hawaii Public Radio.

Marriott hotel strike continues 
So far, there’s no end in sight for the strike, which began Oct. 8 when negotiations between Unite Here Local 5 and Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Marriott-managed Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui, reached an impasse. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio.

Sears files for bankruptcy, but none of Hawaii’s six stores are closing
Sears owes lenders and bond-holders more than $5 billion in interest payments alone. KITV.

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Russ Roberts