With most of the world now firmly launched into 2019, Hawaii remains the last major area making the transition to the New Year. As 2018 enters the history books, Hawaii media have released their top stories and tentative predictions for 2019–a year that will be filled with international tension, environmental change, and preparations for social and political change worldwide. This edition of “Hawaii News Digest” taps the resources of the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” for a final look at 2018 and the stories that made Hawaii a news leader in the Pacific Region. Here are the details:
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A new report by Honolulu Auditor Edwin Young concludes that a ban on foam or polystyrene food containers on Oahu would not reduce litter on the island, but would negatively affect some smaller businesses.
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.
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.
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.