Hawaii State News, evening edition, 03 Jan 2019.

Here is the evening news update from “Hawaii News Digest.”  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Today’s post cites articles published by “Hawaii Business Magazine” on 03 January 2019.



“Hawaii News Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Feds recover nude photos on Kealoha’s phone
When Hawaii County firefighter Jesse Ebersole pleaded guilty last July to lying about his relationship with former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, the federal prosecutor said investigators found Ebersole’s name on some of Kealoha’s credit card charges and had records of phone conversations between the two. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Lobbyist for death with dignity law becomes first to apply to use it
John Radcliffe became the first Hawaii patient with terminal cancer to request a lethal prescription to end his life under the state’s new medical-aid-in-dying law. The longtime lobbyist and poster child for Hawaii’s Our Care, Our Choice Act, which took effect on Tuesday, has far outlived the six-month prognosis for his terminal cancer diagnosed in June 2014. Star-Advertiser.Civil Beat. KHON2. Maui Now.

Medically assisted death law still faces opposition
The day after Hawaii’s Our Care, Our Choice Act went into effect, supporters of the controversial medical aid in dying law said they’re making progress in getting hospitals to honor patients’ end of life decisions. Hawaii News Now.

Masagatani, Aila remain leading DHHL
Governor David Ige announced that he is reappointing Jobie Masagatani as Department of Hawaiian Home Lands director and William Aila, Jr. as deputy. Both reappointments are subject to Hawaii State Senate confirmation. Big Island Video News.

Hawaii stands by Paris Agreement at international climate talks
A Hawaii delegation recently returned from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland. Despite President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, Hawaii and 16 other states committed to abide it. Hawaii Public Radio.

AG disputes changes to Campbell Estate heiress’ trust
The Hawaii Attorney General is opposing a change that a 92-year-old Native Hawaiian princess has made to her trust to ensure her wife receives $40 million and all her personal property. State Attorney General Russell Suzuki argued in a court filing last week that Abigail Kawananakoa’s trust amendment is too complex and invalid based on a prior court ruling.Associated Press.

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Russ Roberts