Hawaii State News, 20 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 20 December 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

Civil rights panel backs federal recognition for Native Hawaiians
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reversed its 12-year-old opposition, and now supports providing Native Hawaiians similar status to Native American tribes. The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka spent decades working for this, and the commission was one of his biggest obstacles.Civil Beat.

Hawaiian Airlines’ CEO focused on running a “world-class airline”
After years of robust success, Hawaii’s largest airline faces increased competition and other market pressures. But President and CEO Peter Ingram remains unfazed and says he is focusing instead on improving the company’s strengths: outstanding operations, a favorable cost structure and its unique Hawaiian hospitality.Hawaii Business.

Senators put UH finances under a microscope
A proposal backed by Gov. David Ige to expand a community college scholarship program to four-year schools is met with skepticism. During a meeting Wednesday senators examined UH’s expansion of the Hawaii Promise Program and its planned capital improvements. Civil Beat.

Mauna Kea Science Reserve financial management clean in UH internal audit
The audit, which was accepted by a UH Board of Regents committee Wednesday, was authorized by the board in February after the university came under harsh criticism for its management from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim and key members in the state Senate, among others. Star-Advertiser.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green looks to reclassify drug treatment into primary care
Results from a statewide survey show injection drug use is becoming more common among Hawaii’s youth and that’s prompting new suggestions from lawmakers on how to address the problem. Green said he is pushing to make addiction treatment a part of a person’s primary care. “When it becomes a primary care consideration then insurance can cover it better,” said Green.  Hawaii News Now.

The hidden cost of shipping a package
The Jones Act governs maritime shipping within the domestic United States. In essence, it says that any shipment from one U.S. port to another, it is required to come on a ship built in the United States, owned and operated by an American company, and crewed by American citizens or residents. That drives up the cost of shipping according to Michael Hansen with the Hawaii Shippers’ Council. Hawaii Public Radio. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts