Hawaii State News, afternoon edition, 22 October 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 22 October 2018.

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

Supreme Court scraps proposed constitutional amendment from ballot
The Hawaii Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the proposed amendment did not meet the state constitution’s requirement that amendments be clear and not misleading. The amendment that would have established a surcharge on investment property to help fund public education. Associated Press.

Ed Case and Cam Cavasso bring familiar names to congressional race
Former Congressman Ed Case expects to fulfill Congress’ role as a check and balance on the executive branch if he’s elected and Democrats retake control of the House. Cam Cavasso said he believes his clout as a Republican would give him much greater influence with the Trump administration if Democrats retake the House.Star-Advertiser.

Congressional candidates squared off, traded jabs in lively debate
Democrat Ed Case and Republican Cam Cavasso squared off with the general election just around the corner. In a lively debate the two tackled topics ranging from immigration and the legalization of marijuana to the controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Hawaii News Now.

Who’s who on the ballot for OHA 
All eligible voters in Hawaii can vote for board members on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a state agency that manages a trust for the benefit of Hawaii’s indigenous people. Three OHA at-large seats, as well as seats representing Maui and Oahu will be on the November ballot. Civil Beat.

OHA trustee ethics hearing to proceed
The contested case hearing alleging ethics violations against Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Rowena Akana will begin today  despite attempts in court last week to block or delay the proceeding. The 28-year OHA trustee faces a fine of at least $50,000 after being named in a 50-count violation of the Hawaii State Ethics Code.Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii couple faces deportation of adopted sons with down syndrome
A federal agency says their parents, Ryan and Francheska Grogan, failed to prove the adoptions met legal requirements. Unless they prevail in an appeal or get a different type of visa, the family could be separated. Civil Beat. 

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Russ Roberts