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Year in Review: Top 5 Hawaii news stories of 2019

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                After one day of deliberation, a jury found Katherine and Louis Kealoha guilty in all five counts of their conspiracy and corruption trial on June 27. The couple are pictured walking toward Queen Street after the verdict at federal court.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    After one day of deliberation, a jury found Katherine and Louis Kealoha guilty in all five counts of their conspiracy and corruption trial on June 27. The couple are pictured walking toward Queen Street after the verdict at federal court.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dexter Kaiama held his hands high as a tribute to Mauna Kea before a line of kupuna who formed a human barricade early in the morning to stop the construction of the Thirty Millimeter Telescope on July 15.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dexter Kaiama held his hands high as a tribute to Mauna Kea before a line of kupuna who formed a human barricade early in the morning to stop the construction of the Thirty Millimeter Telescope on July 15.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An investigator took pictures on June 22 at the crash site where a plane crashed at the fence line at Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An investigator took pictures on June 22 at the crash site where a plane crashed at the fence line at Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Heavy equipment move fallen debris at the second Pali tunnel on March 8.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Heavy equipment move fallen debris at the second Pali tunnel on March 8.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Southwest Airlines captain Scott van Ooyen flew first plane into Hawaii on Feb. 5.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Southwest Airlines captain Scott van Ooyen flew first plane into Hawaii on Feb. 5.

From one of the largest public corruption cases in state history to a new airline entering the Hawaii market, these are the top five Hawaii news stories of 2019. Read more

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