Hawaii

Marijuana export could pay off Hawaii’s debts, lawmaker says

HONOLULU – She promised she hasn’t inhaled, but House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla is looking to marijuana to solve some of Hawaii financial troubles.
Cabanilla said she hopes to legalize cultivation, manufacturing and exporting…

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Obama’s Hawaii getaway includes golf, basketball, meal at ‘Iron Chef’ restaurant

President Obama may have escaped Washington for a lengthy holiday vacation, but his weekend still was dominated by two of the commander in chief’s favorite activities: golf and basketball.
On Sunday, Mr. Obama and the…

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Beach bum: Obama to holiday in Hawaii

President Obama and his family will leave Washington Dec. 20 for a 17-day holiday vacation in Hawaii.
The White House announced Friday that the Obamas will depart next week after what is expected to be…

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Mormons try a more muted strategy against gay marriage second time around in Hawaii

With the Hawaii Legislature poised to usher in the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appears to be shifting its approach from offense to defense.
While the church remains…

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Abercrombie calls for special session on same-sex marriage

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Months of speculation are over, Governor Abercrombie called a special session on same-sex marriage Monday afternoon.
The Governor says it’s the right thing to do and he believes he has the support…

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Obama urged to use executive order to recognize Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU — Democrats are urging President Obama to bypass Capitol Hill once again and accomplish by executive order what Congress refused to do for 13 years: grant formal federal tribal recognition to Native Hawaiians.
The…

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Colleen Hanabusa

Hawaii Senate Race Stokes Obama, Clinton Rift

The lingering fallout from the 2008 presidential primaries could rear its head in another congressional contest — this time in…

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Schatz

Bad Blood May Mean Primaries for Hawaii Democrats

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s decision last month to appoint Brian Schatz to the Senate could unfurl divisive Democratic primaries for…

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Brian Schatz

Hawaii governor taps Lt. Gov. Schatz over Rep. Hanabusa to fill Senate seat

HONOLULU – Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz of Hawaii has been appointed to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Gov.…

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Lt. General Francis Wiercinski, commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, escorts Irene Inouye, wife of Sen. Daniel Inouye past his casket during his Memorial Service at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.

‘Daniel was the best senator among us all’

The late Sen. Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and longtime…

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Colleen Hanabusa

Hawaii: Hanabusa Will Apply for Appointment to Inouye’s Seat

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, will apply for an appointment to succeed the late Democratic Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, who died…

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‘No Timetable’ for Inouye’s Release From Hospital

Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel K. Inouye remains hospitalized in Bethesda, Md., with his office reporting in a Sunday night statement that the Hawaii Democrat is experiencing “respiratory complications.” There is no timetable for Inouye’s return.…

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Hawaiian primary sets up rare contest for Senate seat

By Malia Mattoch, Reuters
HONOLULU – Voters in Hawaii went to the polls on Saturday in a primary expected to set up Republicans for a rare chance to win a U.S. Senate seat in the…

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