The Star-Advertiser’s top 5 Hawaii news stories of 2018
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.
Hawaii 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.
Amphetamine users use more emergency resources, UH study finds
Patients who test positive for amphetamine spend more time per emergency room visit and are more likely to require medication and physical restraints, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Municipal composting operation is planned for Puna
County officials hope to build Hawaii island’s first municipal composting operation — at a construction cost of $10.5 million — to divert green waste and organic materials from the island’s two landfills.
More than 1,000 HECO customers lose power
A traffic accident in Waiahole cut off electricity to 1,675 Hawaiian Electric Co. customers, and repair crews worked to restore power to the last six remaining customers Sunday night.
Company seeks to build satellite launch site on Big Island
An Alaska-owned aerospace corporation wants to build a satellite launch site on the east side of Hawaii island.
Alaska Aerospace proposes Hawaii launch site
HILO, Hawaii >> An Alaska-owned aerospace corporation wants to build a satellite launch site in Hawaii.
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