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Ed Case wants to reform the Jones Act
Late last week, U.S. Rep. Ed Case introduced three bills in Congress to reform the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly referred to as the “Jones Act.” The purpose, he says, is to bring down the costs of shipped goods in Hawaiʻi. Civil Beat.Hawaii Public Radio. Jones Act: Pro and Con.Hawaii Business Magazine.
More than 150 doctors left Hawaiʻi this year
In 2019, 152 doctors moved away from the islands, nearly four times the impact that was visible earlier, a press release said. The new figures are contained in the final Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment Project Report for 2019. Garden Island.
Electric utility companies to operate under single name, beginning in January
The electrical utilities on Oʻahu, Maui and Hawaiʻi island will operate under a single name, Hawaiian Electric. Hawaiian Electric said that during a six-year initiative known as “One Company,” the three subsidiaries “have worked to align operations and share resources to work more efficiently and deliver greater value to customers.” Honolulu Star-Advertiser.KHON2.
Hawaiian Telcom parent company purchased for $2.6 billion
Brookfield Infrastructure has acquired Cincinnati Bell Inc., the parent company of Hawaiian Telcom. The purchase, announced Monday by Toronto-based Brookfield Infrastructure, will cost $2.6 billion, which translates into $10.50 per share. Big Island Now.
In bid to cut food waste, schools tracking how much food is thrown away
Kapaʻa Middle School is in the midst of a comprehensive two-week audit that measures and weighs food waste. Nonprofit Mālama Kauaʻi is teaming up with Zero Waste Kauai and Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation to conduct the lunchtime audits at nine Kauaʻi public schools. Hawaii News Now.
USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma to sail again
Navy ships named USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma will return to active duty with the Navy’s announcement Monday that two new Virginia-class attack submarines will be named after “heroes of the greatest generation” who died on the famed Pearl Harbor battleships. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
HAWAII BUSINESS Nonprofit Turns Local Students into Global-Minded Leaders
Students from PAAC’s after-school classes cleaned up trash at Waimānalo Bay. As they worked, they learned about the global migration of plastics, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and how they impact Hawai‘i… read more.
Nadamoto forms campaign committee
Acting Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Nadamoto informed the state Campaign Spending Commission on Friday that he organized a campaign committee, a strong indication that he might dive into the 2020 election for the four-year job. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.Civil Beat.
Turning around a rural hospital
Wahiawa General Hospital has relied for years on state funds and cutting services to keep afloat. New management is trying to forge a different path to survive. Civil Beat.
Coqui frog found on Mānoa property
The noisy Coqui frog was found on the property of an invasive species expert, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa professor Daniel Rubinoff. KHON2.