Here are today’s top Hawaii State News headlines from “Hawaii Business News.” Views expressed on Hawaii News Digest are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content provided by “Hawaii Business News.” Accessed on 31 May 2019, 0210 UTC, Post 18969.
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Pacific Resource Partnership names new executive director
Mike Formby, a former city councilman and HART board member will begin his new position on June 25. PRP represents more than 240 state contractors and is a major stakeholder in the Honolulu rail project.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will remain on Big Island
After meeting with the director of the U.S. Geological survey, Sen. Mazie Hirono said the organization has committed to keeping the state volcano observatory on Hawai‘i Island. The announcement follows concerns about a proposal to move the observatory to O‘ahu.
The Maui Planning Commission had to defer a vote on the resort’s plans Tuseday, but heard testimony from residents who are strongly against the proposed expansion. Local concerns include desecration of iwi kupuna and overtourism, as the project would make the Grand Wailea the second largest hotel on the island.
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TODAY’S FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“Twenty years ago when I was visiting Hawai‘i from Japan as a tourist, I was eating poi, and poi is a fermented food from taro, right? I thought, oh if they have something like this in Hawai‘i, maybe I can make shochu (here).”
– Ken Hirata, Managing Member of Hawaiian Agricultural Products LLC
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