Hawaii State News, 05 Nov 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 05 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii State news from “Hawaii business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Voting systems are ready, now all they need is voters
On Saturday, officials tested ballot counting systems on the Senate floor of the State Capitol. The system will be used at counting centers in all 4 counties. But despite candidates’ every effort to persuade voters to hit the polls, preliminary numbers indicate nothing shocking: Hawaii can expect low voter turnout (again) on election day.Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii’s big donors pump millions into mainland political campaigns
Data from the Federal Election Commission and the Center for Responsive Politics shows Hawaii residents have given upwards of $7 million to federal candidates and other political action committees in what’s expected to be a record-breaking year for political spending. And most of that money is blue, overwhelmingly going to support Democrats. Civil Beat.

Proposal seeks to remove hawk from endangered species list
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on the Aug. 6, 2008, proposed rule to remove the Hawaiian hawk, or Io, from the endangered list. Originally listed in 1967, the ʻIo no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered because it has demonstrated the ability to adapt to changing habitat, population stability, and conservation efforts, according to the Service. Maui Now.

Backlogged rape test kits yield scores of possible leads
A major effort by law enforcement to test more than 1,500 rape kits that for years sat unprocessed in storage facilities statewide has resulted in DNA matches with more than 120 potential suspects in a national offender database. Star-Advertiser.

Filmmaker sues Hawaii: My film is “not the history they want told”
An independent filmmaker who has made a movie telling a Hawaiian story, featuring what he says is a mostly Native Hawaiian and Polynesian cast, is crying foul. Tim Chey alleges the state film office withheld tax grants for his movie “Islands” because it’s about the Christian conversion of a Hawaiian chiefess. Civil Beat.

Bankruptcy filings for October unchanged from 2017 numbers
Despite an upward trend that had seen the number of cases rise in seven of the previous nine months, last month held steady for bankruptcy filings. There were 135 filings last month to bring the number of cases year to date to 1,263, just 89 shy of the entire total for all of 2017, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaii. Star-Advertiser. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts