Hawaii State News, evening edition, 24 Jan 2019

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Gov. David Ige wants higher gas tax and vehicle fees to fund road repairs
Gov. David Ige’s administration is proposing increases in the state gasoline tax, weight tax and vehicle registration fees to collect an extra $40 million a year for road maintenance and other highway projects.
Crews respond to fire at Century Center
Police have closed a portion of Kalakaua Avenue due to a fire at Century Center.
Nature Conservancy survey finds Hawaii island reefs recovering
Nearly four years ago, coral reefs on the west side of the Big Island experienced the worst bleaching event in the state’s history.


Hawaii judge upholds Legislature’s ‘gut and replace’ tactics
A Hawaii judge today rejected a lawsuit challenging the state Legislature’s “gut and replace” tactic of passing bills that have been stripped of their original content and replaced with entirely different details.
Native Hawaiian leaders denounce violence after group stormed OHA headquarters
A prominent group of Native Hawaiian leaders gathered this morning to speak out against the 13 men who stormed the Office of Hawaiian Affairs offices last week in a failed attempt to seize the agency and its assets.
All-4-One keeps love songs coming 26 years later
All-4-One rose to fame in the 1990s with heartfelt love songs, delivered in a smooth blend of pop and R&B. The approach clicked.
Lionel Richie turns to touring as music biz evolves
Aloha Stadium has been the trendy venue for concerts over the past few months, but it’s not for everyone, as some artists require things the Halawa facility just can’t provide.
John Sebastian brings hits, new music to Blue Note Hawaii
If John Sebastian had retired from the music business when he left the Lovin’ Spoonful in 1968, he would still be one of the significant American songwriters of the ’60s. His song “Do You Believe in Magic,” to name just one, is closely intertwined with many memories of the era.
Pau Hana Patrol: Hank’s offers happy-hour sliders, tacos in Kakaako
Hank’s has been my haute haunt ever since Henry Adaniya opened his upscale hot-dog stand in 2007.
Review: ‘Serenity’ leaves McConaughey, Hathaway out at sea
The elevator pitch for Steven Knight’s “Serenity” would be: “‘Key Largo” meets “Westworld.’” And it’s every bit as ridiculous as that sounds.
Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’ explores troubled comedy team Laurel and Hardy
There are lot of movies in theaters right now trying to grab your attention, and dollars, from big superhero spectacles and musical extravaganzas to awards darlings and wannabes. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the options in the multiplex (and, frankly, at home) and when something like, say, a late-career Laurel and Hardy biopic comes along, you’d be forgiven for thinking it easy to dismiss, o
Review: ‘Kid Who Would Be King’ puts refreshing spin on ancient legend
The Arthurian legend gets a modern and more youthful spin in “The Kid Who Would Be King,” a surprisingly delightful film full of action, heart, a crazy-haired Patrick Stewart (as “old” Merlin) and a few genuinely good gags, and it really couldn’t have come at a better time.
Ann Hathaway, on a dare, stars in noirish ‘Serenity’
Twenty years into her career, Anne Hathaway is used to being cast a certain way.
Homeowner equipment caused 2017 California wildfire that killed 22
SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> In a long-awaited report, state investigators said today that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment belonging to embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.
Q&A: How new law, government shutdown can impact tax season
Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky.
CNN’s Jim Acosta writing book on Trump White House
NEW YORK >> Jim Acosta has some follow-up comments on the Trump administration.
Man says emotional support alligator helps his depression
YORK HAVEN, Pa. >> A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression.
Beginning next month, Uber and Lyft can pick up visitors at neighbor island airports
State officials announced this afternoon that Uber and Lyft, which it refers to as Transportation Network Companies, will be able to pick up customers from neighbor island airports starting Feb. 1.
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Russ Roberts