Hawaii State News, evening edition, 12 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 12 December 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

A once-thriving dairy industry is on the brink of extinction
There used to be 160 dairies in Hawaii. Only two remain, and one plans to close, meaning Hawaii could end up importing all of its milk. Big Island Dairy plans to close in February. The other one, Cloverleaf, in Hawi on the Big Island, is trying to finalize a tenuous sales agreement with mainland investors and a local manager eager to revitalize the industry. Civil Beat.

New state law imposes fines for fake service animals
As of Jan. 2, 2019, some local pet owners may be treated to some unexpected expenses as a new state law takes effect. SB2461, sponsored by state Sen. Russell Ruderman, could result in fines as high as $500 for passing off a pet as a trained service animal. But enforcement is problematic. Hawaii Business.

Case backs Pelosi for House speaker
Ed Case is supporting U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid to be speaker of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. Case said Pelosi was an “accomplished legislator and leader” who has a “special place in her heart for Hawaii.” Star-Advertiser.

Biosecurity talk headlines first official day of Western Governors meeting
Governors from throughout the nation’s west on Tuesday came together for a talk on biosecurity as well as the potential for interstate collaboration on preventing and combating invasive species. West Hawaii Today.

Investigators to release long-awaited probe into Saito’s State Hospital escape
More than a year after an admitted killer Randall Saito escaped from Hawaii State Hospital and jumped on a plane for California, the state has completed an investigation into the incident. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaiian Airlines to “stay the course” in 2019 after bumpy ride in 2018
Shares of Hawaii’s dominant airline closed at just over $29 on Tuesday, down from $38 on Dec. 4, before the company updated its revenue guidance. All told, the company’s market value has dropped by more than $400 million in recent days. Civil Beat. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts