Hawaii State News, 27 August 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 27 August 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State stories from the “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Thanks for joining us today.

Lane poured record rainfall on East Hawaii
The preliminary total for Mountain View, subject to final quality control, is 51.53 inches of rain between noon Wednesday and 4 a.m. Sunday.Star-Advertiser.

Southern end of state mopping up in aftermath of Lane
In a matter of days, Lane created enough damage to keep city, county and state workers busy for what could be weeks as they repair damaged power lines and roadways and as residents start to assess the damage to their homes. Hawaii News Now. Tribune-Herald.

Goods fill reopened ports
Matson has resumed full cargo operations to all of its Hawaii terminals following the Hawaii State Department of Transportation’s reopening of Big Island ports to commercial operations Friday and Oahu, Maui and Kauai ports Saturday morning.KHON2.

The forces that killed Hurricane Lane
While residents will likely remember Hurricane Lane as a villainous storm that soaked the Big Island and struck fear into Oahu, last week’s weather saga also had a hero: the jet stream, which rose up from the southwest to smite Lane.Civil Beat.

Voters to face a simple question with complicated ramifications
In addition to deciding whether the state should hold a constitutional convention, Hawaii voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will be asked to consider a precedent-setting change that would move some of the county’s exclusive power to charge real property taxes to the state’s domain. West Hawaii Today.

Isle coffee production drops, report says
One of Hawaii’s premiere crops, coffee, had a disappointing last season with a drop in sales as reduced production overshadowed higher prices, according to a recent federal report. The report also dramatically reduced production figures for the prior two seasons in revisions to previously published results. Star-Advertiser.

Saving Hawaii’s pig farms
This once-fading island industry is coming to life again thanks to local tastes and strong cultural demand. To survive, local pork farmers target buyers who are willing to pay extra for a fresher product and for knowing which farm the pig comes from. Civil Beat.

Developers want to hear Hawaiian language used more frequently 
A network of Hawaiian-focused schools is hoping to significantly expand the number of Hawaiian speakers in the state by making language lessons available on Duolingo, a popular free education app. Civil Beat. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts