Hawaii State News, 31 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 31 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.

Star-Advertiser’s 2018 in review
The year that was 2018 might best be known in Hawaii for its explosions, the ones that did happen and the big one that didn’t. Here are Hawaii’s top five news stories of 2018: Star Advertiser. 
Star-Advertiser photographers pick their photos of the year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii News Now’s 2018 year in review digital documentary
It was a year that tested the islands, with significant natural disasters and a false missile alert that grabbed national headlines. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii’s biosecurity plan lags in funding and implementation

More than two years after Gov. David Ige’s administration unveiled a 10-year, $378 million plan to escalate the state’s fight against invasive species, much of it remains unfunded and the governor plans to ask the Legislature to provide only a fraction of what was envisioned for the next two fiscal years. Star-Advertiser.

Republicans are accused of spending violations
A longtime critic of the Hawaii Republican Party is alleging top state GOP leaders violated federal campaign spending laws by illegally funneling excess contributions to Cam Cavasso during his campaign for the U.S. House this year, but Republican Party Chairwoman Shirlene Ostrov says the party assistance to the Cavasso campaign was legal. Star-Advertiser.

New law prohibits fake service dogs
The penalties for having a fake service dog range from $100 to $250 for the first offense and $500 for a second and subsequent offenses. The fines were approved by the state Legislature last session under Senate Bill 2461 introduced by Sen. Russell Ruderman. The bill became law without Gov. David Ige’s signature in July. It goes into affect January 1, 2018. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Business.

Hawaii ceded lands revenue debate simmers at capitol
A December 27th informational briefing at the state capitol foreshadowed the debates that are likely to occur about ceded lands revenues, and even Mauna Kea, during the upcoming 2019 legislative session. Big Island Video News.

Ahi prices are up
Tradition is coming at a higher cost this year, after all, what’s a New Year’s celebration without sashimi and poke? One expert tells us the price is a bit higher than last year, but we found people are still willing to pay a pretty penny. KHON2.