Hawaii State News, evening update, 22 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Tuesday evening update from “Hawaii News Digest”–Hawaii State News.  Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics cited in this post are from the current online edition of the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Hawaii island police arrest 2, seize $143K worth of illegal drugs in Pahoa
Hawaii island police said they have arrested two individuals and recovered a large cache of illegal narcotics with a street value of more than $143,000 while executing a search warrant at a home in Pahoa.
‘Dog’ and Beth Chapman closing Da Kine Bail Bonds
Fans of the TV show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” will not be able to visit the iconic Da Kine Bail Bonds office and Dog The Bounty Hunter store on Queen Emma Street soon.
Isle company faces opposition by Swedish corporation
Kaholo. Kahlua. Might a person confuse one for the other?


‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history with best picture nod
LOS ANGELES >> “Black Panther” broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes.
Waioli Tea Room’s mission of vocational training lives on in Manoa
After it opened in 1922, the Waioli Tea Room became the idyllic setting for ladies to lunch on dainty sandwiches and sip tea from pretty china cups and saucers, surrounded by the lush Manoa valley rainforest.
Martin Yan shows cooking can be key to vibrant senior lifestyle
Though it’s been 40 years since his first television cooking show — and many more since he began teaching cooking classes as a university student — chef Martin Yan’s message has never wavered: Cook and share. Turns out, that message applies to all eras, all cultures, all ages.
Local Moco: Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding
Bread pudding turns a humble ingredient of day-old bread into a decadent dessert.Learn how to make this versatile dish with this recipe from “Celebrating in Hawai‘i” by Muriel Miura.
The Little Foodie: Cashews make creamy coffee drink
I really appreciate a barista who can deliver what I’m looking for in a good coffee. There are some chains that almost ruined macchiato for me, and asking for any drink without syrup seems to shock workers. I find an oversweetened mix overwhelms the rich flavors I want. There aren’t many good options where I live, so I enjoy the hunt for the best spots when I am in other cities, and a few of thes
Dutch oven replaces pit in making braised pork
In Mexico, the dish known as cochinita pibil is made by rubbing a whole suckling pig with warm spices and juice from bitter oranges, then wrapping it in banana leaves and slowly pit-roasting it until it is succulent and richly flavored.
The Weekly Eater: Maui Brewing arrives at Lau Hala Shops in Kailua
It’s been about 15 years since I called Kailua home and it’s been interesting to watch its transformation from sleepy beach town to trendy enclave. Back then, the biggest restaurants could seat 60 to 80, and that was enough. I never would have believed it possible for a 240-seat restaurant like Maui Brewing Co. to exist, much less fill up so easily.
Spirited Conversations: Score a touchdown with your Super Bowl celebration
Football lovers are looking forward to the Big Game come Feb. 3 between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Get a jump on Super Bowl viewing plans by considering some tasty beverages sure to delight your guests and get the party started.
Farmers Markets Calendar: January 2019
To list a farmers market here, email joshiro@staradvertiser.com or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number.
Bite Size: Korean street dogs make debut at MyungRang Hotdog
The little booth capturing a lot of attention at Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court belongs to MyungRang Hotdog Hawaii, which brings the popular South Korean street dog to the islands.
How the prolonged government shutdown is rippling down to states
Almost a third of the $2 trillion that U.S. states spend each year comes from Washington, so the record-long partial shutdown of the federal government would seem to spell major financial trouble in America’s statehouses. So far, the impact has been relatively limited, because only about a quarter of the government has been closed and funding for the biggest state-run program, Medicaid, will cont
Medical building planned for Kapolei
A medical office building is expected to rise near a senior-living complex in Kapolei.
Atlanta stadium field already covered with Super Bowl paint
ATLANTA >> As if the road closures surrounding Mercedes-Benz Stadium were not convincing signs that the countdown to Super Bowl 53 has started in Atlanta, one look inside the facility drives the point home.
Walgreens agrees to pay $269M to U.S. in fraud accord
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay $269.2 million to settle U.S. claims that the drugstore chain defrauded a federally-funded health-care program over insulin drugs and a consumer-discount initiative.
23andMe gets FDA approval for consumer cancer test
DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. said it has gotten the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. 23andMe said it will now be able to tell customers whether they have two genetic variants that influence MUTYH-associated polyposis, a rare condition associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The FDA did
Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400M
SAN FRANCISCO >> U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million.
Mom arrested after dead baby found in Amazon site’s restroom
PHOENIX >> A woman has been arrested on suspicion of unlawful disposal of human remains after her newborn baby was found dead inside a bathroom at an Amazon distribution center in southwest Phoenix last week, police announced today.
Hawaii Foodbank teams with Hawaii AFL-CIO to distribute food to Kauai federal workers
The Hawaii Foodbank announced today that its Kauai branch and Hawaii State AFL-CIO will distribute food to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown every Thursday from Jan. 24 through Feb. 21.
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Russ Roberts