Hawaii State News, afternoon edition, 06 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 06 December 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Comment:  Here are the top Hawaii State news headlines from “Hawaii Business Magazine”.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

In a new study, Hawaii is ranked the second-worst state for drivers
The study, conducted by Bankrate, gave Hawaii some of the worst numbers in several areas related to safety, cost and driving quality. It analyzed commute time information, traffic fatality data, road condition reports and gas prices. Hawaii News Now. KITV.

Legal community urges action against Honolulu prosecutors
There is growing pressure on the city Prosecutor’s Office after First Deputy Chasid Sapolu was sent a subject letter from the Department of Justice, involving the Kealoha case. The letter means the U.S. Attorney believes Sapolu engaged in suspicious and unethical conduct and wants to investigate. “Number one, you might want to get him (Sapolu) off the case,” said defense attorney William Harrison. Hawaii News Now.

Commuting: It takes your time and it gives you back stress
On Oahu, the average distance between people’s homes and available jobs is shortening. Yet despite a flourishing number of jobs closer to home, the island’s average commute time is climbing. Workers on Oahu now have an average one-way commute time of more than 29 minutes, according to U.S. Census data. Civil Beat.
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Brave USS Vestal crew saved many lives
History focuses most on the cataclysmic explosion on the USS Arizona and sunken battleship memorial, still a tomb for over 900. Repair ship USS Vestal was in the shadow of the big-gunned Arizona. The 466-foot Vestal took two Japanese bombs, was set afire and in danger of being consumed by the inferno raging next to it on the Arizona. Star-Advertiser.

Monk seal has eel removed from nose
On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program posted to its Facebook page a photo of a juvenile monk seal with what appears to be a spotted eel in its nose. Monk seal researcher Charles Littnan, said this is the third or fourth case scientists have observed of a seal with an eel in its nose. Star-Advertiser.

World’s oldest known wild bird lays egg on Midway Atoll
Wisdom, a Laysan albatross reputed to be the world’s oldest known bird in the wild, has returned to Midway Atoll and laid another egg, federal wildlife officials confirmed earlier this week. Wisdom and her mate, Akeakamai, return to the same nest site on Midway Atoll every year since 2006 to lay and hatch an egg. Star-Advertiser.

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Russ Roberts