“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 29 November 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Comment: 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.
TOP STORIES Legislature hires Hanabusa as its attorney in case against state
Two open-government nonprofit groups filed a lawsuit in September over lawmakers’ gut-and-replace tactics in passing bills. Hanabusa, a longtime labor lawyer, in a motion filed Tuesday is seeking approval for the Legislature to enter the case as a “friend of the court” in opposition to the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. Civil Beat.
State sued over lack of services for autistic students
Lawyers for the Hawaii Disability Rights Center filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against the state Department of Education and Department of Human Services. The organization is authorized by federal law to advocate for people with disabilities. Star-Advertiser.
Hawaii climate commission pushes for state carbon tax
The commission has unanimously agreed to back legislation next session that would establish a carbon tax geared toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Hawaii’s ground transportation sector. Civil Beat.
2018 hurricane season will end as one of the most active on record
The 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season will end Friday. The Central Pacific experienced six powerful tropical cyclones over a two-month period from August to the beginning of October, making it one of the most active seasons on record for the ocean basin between 140 and 180 degrees west. Star-Advertiser.
Strike-ending deal means 5 hotels down, about 15 more to go
A 51-day strike, involving 2,700 hotel workers, ended Tuesday evening with the ratification of a contract that gives union members up to $6.13 an hour in pay and benefit hikes over four years. As is the pattern with hotel-union contract negotiations in Hawaii, once one major hotel group has agreed to wage and benefit increases, workers at other hotels will ask for a similar package. Star-Advertiser.
Largest container ship ever built in the U.S. arrives in Honolulu Harbor
Matson says the “Daniel K. Inouye,” named for the late U.S. senator, is the most efficient and fastest ship in its fleet. It’s 854 feet long and weighs more than 51,400 metric tons. It’s also Matson’s fastest, with a top speed in excess of 23 knots. Hawaii News Now.KHON2.Star-Advertiser.
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