Hawaii News Digest, 12 August 2017, 16:50 hrs, UTC, Post #15426.
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Here are some of the Hawaii stories making headlines for Saturday, 12 August 2017:
Shortage of school buses causing problems on Maui.
A lack of qualified school bus drivers is creating a major transportation problem for parents, commuters, and the Maui County government. Despite assistance from Maui’s public bus system, it “cannot handle the influx of students along with its regular routes.” The state Department of Education says it’s doing everything it can to address the issue.
Sprinkler bill advances.
Honolulu City Council members have approved a bill requiring older high-rise buildings in Honolulu to retrofit sprinkler systems in their units. The bill was created in response to the deadly Marco Polo condominium blaze which killed three people. Some Honolulu residents felt that sprinklers would be too costly and would create a financial burden for older residents. The bill now moves forward.
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