Hawaii State News, evening edition, 06 October 2018


Accessed on 07 October 2018, 0642 UTC, Post #17766.

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Comment:  Here are the top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii News Now”, originating in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Debate over Constitutional Amendment continues

Debate over Constitutional Amendment continues

An important vote on a new tax to fund public schools is just a month away. Teachers were out pounding the pavement Saturday morning trying to get voters support the constitutional amendment. Supporters say the amendment would only affect the very wealthy, those who own a second home valued at one m
Here’s no surprise: The median price of a single-family home on Oahu just got even higher

Here’s no surprise: The median price of a single-family home on Oahu just got even higher

A new report by the Honolulu Board of Realtors is likely to make potential homebuyers cringe.
Flood advisory for parts of Oahu canceled after rain lets up

Flood advisory for parts of Oahu canceled after rain lets up

Forecasters said around 3 p.m., rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches in Waimanalo.
Employees of Hawaii Pacific Health come together to raise over $1M

Employees of Hawaii Pacific Health come together to raise over $1M

Employees of Hawaii Pacific Health bonded together to raise over $1 million to help patients and their families.
Ballot counting system undergoes tests month ahead of General Election

Ballot counting system undergoes tests month ahead of General Election

The Office of Elections conducted an accuracy test of the vote counting system Saturday morning on Oahu.
Kavanaugh sworn in as newest associate justice, concluding deeply bitter Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh sworn in as newest associate justice, concluding deeply bitter Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh was sworn in just hours after his confirmation. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath.
Meth ingredients found in a Kailua park highlight growing drug problem

Meth ingredients found in a Kailua park highlight growing drug problem

Muriatic acid was among the ingredients found, which can be deadly.
Fire rips through a Pahoa home causing significant damage

Fire rips through a Pahoa home causing significant damage

A Pahoa resident was able to escape the flames of an overnight house fire on Kamaili Road, the Hawaii County Fire Department said Saturday morning.
House speaker: If tax on investment properties is approved, it wouldn’t go into effect for at least 2 years

House speaker: If tax on investment properties is approved, it wouldn’t go into effect for at least 2 years

Voters will take up the issue at the polls in November.
Former teacher found guilty of secretly filming students in shower

Former teacher found guilty of secretly filming students in shower

The former teacher and debate coach faces years behind bars.