Hawaii County trying to build support for pharmacy building

 UPDATED 1:19 PM HST Oct 09, 2013
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -

A Kauai County Council committee has struck down a funding request for a University of Hawaii at Hilo pharmacy building.

West Hawaii Today reports chances are slim other counties will support the $38 million funding request. It's one of 14 bills being circulated among the counties to be offered to the state Legislature.

All four counties need to approve the measure for it to be included in the legislative package.

Hilo Councilman Dennis Onishi is trying to generate support for the pharmacy building, named after the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The Hawaii County Council Committee on Governmental Relations and Economic Development is scheduled to take it up Tuesday.

Other measures in the package include Honolulu's bill to require helmets statewide for motorcycle, motor scooter and mo-ped drivers and $2.8 million for a primary care training program at Hilo Medical Center.

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The University of Hawaii Board of Regents approved a package that names four University of Hawaii programs or facilities in honor of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

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