Today’s Hawaii News 08/12/2019


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More Hawai‘i students are leaving the state for college.
This information comes as recent U.S. census data highlighted Hawai‘i as one of only nine states experience a decrease in population in 2018, causing some to worry that Hawai‘i is in the midst of a “brain drain”. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i bankruptcies reach highest level in 5 years
The 142 filings last month were 37.9% higher than 103 in the year-ago period, according to recent data from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.

Mana Up Cohort 4 announced
From designer eyewear to body odor combatting pills, the cohort offers authentic Hawai‘i goods and is focused on developing the businesses for expansion. The ten companies are spread across O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island. Hawaii Business Magazine

Agency sets high price for inmate release records
Hawai‘i’s Department of Public Safety said it would cost more than $1 million for it to release data related to its long-standing problem with keeping inmates locked up beyond their scheduled release dates. Star-Advertiser.

Coast Guard ramps up in Hawai‘i with 2 new ships
The Coast Guard in Honolulu is getting a second new $670 million national security cutter, a third new fast-response cutter and is taking part in a new operating concept that is part of a “doubling down” of capability in Oceania between Hawai‘i and Australia. Star-Advertiser.

HAWAII BUSINESS
Ray Tsuchiyama Covers The Value of Financial Audits for Fast-Growth Firms
Before launching a growth strategy, a smart CEO launches a financial audit, which is not listing QuickBooks accounting errors. Rather, it consists of 20 to 25 questions and is completed by the CEO, CFO and all senior managers… read more
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Car sharing expanding on O‘ahu
The city plans to start dedicating the first of 80 on-street and another 80 municipal parking lot spots next year for an infant carshare industry that’s gaining traction in Honolulu. Star-Advertiser.

Work would desecrate Waimanalo site, foes say
Activists opposed to the construction of a new playground and sports field at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park are now tying their struggle to the protests against the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Star-Advertiser.

Protest at ‘Turtle Beach’ underscores tensions between residents, tour buses
A group of residents from O‘ahu’s North Shore held homemade signs along Kamehameha Highway at Laniakea Beach, saying that heavy traffic and unsafe conditions there must come to an end. Hawaii News Now KHON2 KITV

‘Safe house’ to become affordable housing for abused
The keys to Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro’s controversial “safe house” in Makiki will soon be turned over to the city Department of Community Services, ending a rocky three-year existence for a facility that became a lightning rod of controversy from the time it opened. Star-Advertiser. 

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