Hawaii picks Hirono for U.S. Senate

HONOLULU, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Hawaiians sent Mazie Hirono to the U.S. Senate, with the congresswoman defeating former Gov. Linda Lingle in Election Day voting, official tallies indicate.
Jewish GOP candidates grow in number

Jewish GOP candidates grow in number

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A higher number of Jewish Republican congressional candidates in 2012 raises the possibility of a greater presence for the bloc on Capitol Hill, insiders said.
Large number of women seeking Senate seats

Large number of women seeking Senate seats

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A near-record number of women are likely to run for the U.S. Senate next year but that may not result in more female senators, political experts say.
Ex-Hawaii Gov. Lingle running for Senate

Ex-Hawaii Gov. Lingle running for Senate

HONOLULU, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, a Republican, said Tuesday she is running for the U.S. Senate.

Gov. nixes civil union bill; groups to sue

HONOLULU, July 7 (UPI) -- Supporters of civil unions for homosexual couples in Hawaii say they intend to sue in state court now that the governor vetoed a civil union bill.

Hawaiian law blocks pesky 'birthers'

HONOLULU, May 13 (UPI) -- It's now legal for Hawaii to brush off so-called birthers and any others who bug the state about President Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Hawaii lawmakers OK civil unions

HONOLULU, April 30 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has not said whether she will sign a bill that gives same-sex and heterosexual couples the ability to enter civil unions.

Hawaii Gov. Lingle opposes reserves plan

HONOLULU, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has reportedly joined other governors in opposing a congressional plan to widen Pentagon control of U.S. reserve forces domestically.

Report: Hawaii coach makes gay slur

HONOLULU, July 31 (UPI) -- University of Hawaii football Coach Greg McMackin has been suspended for making a gay slur about Notre Dame cheerleaders, the Honolulu Star Bulletin said.

Hawaii requires solar water heaters

HONOLULU, June 28 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle says the state has moved closer to energy independence by requiring solar water heaters in all new home construction.

Aloha Airlines files for protection

HONOLULU, March 21 (UPI) -- Hawaii's Aloha Airlines, blaming predatory pricing, said it was filing for bankruptcy protection Friday.

Bush meets wounded vets in Hawaii

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- President George Bush Saturday met with wounded U.S. veterans in Hawaii, during a stopover on his return to Washington from an economic summit in Australia.

NASA considers collaborating with Hawaii

HONOLULU, March 7 (UPI) -- NASA has agreed to explore collaborating with Hawaii in commercial space initiatives, research, education and workforce development.

States mull end to food sales tax

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Mississippi, Tennessee and several other states that charge sales tax on groceries are considering dropping the extra charges.

Homeless taking to Hawaii's beaches

HONOLULU, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Hawaiian state officials are concerned that the number of homeless people living on one Oahu beach has grown to more than 1,000, including children.
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Linda Lingle
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter; June 4, 1953) was the seventeenth Governor of Hawaii. Lingle holds a number of distinctions: first Republican elected governor of Hawaii since the departure of William F. Quinn in 1962, first county mayor elected governor of Hawaii, first female governor of Hawaii, first Jewish governor of Hawaii; the first governor of Hawaii not to have any children; she has been married and divorced twice. During the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, Lingle served as chairman of the convention during the absence of permanent chairman Dennis Hastert from the convention floor.

Prior to her gubernatorial administration, Lingle served as Maui County mayor, councilmember, and chaired the Hawaii Republican Party.

Born Linda Cutter in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1953, Lingle moved with her family to Southern California when she was 12. She graduated from Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, California (at that time, part of Van Nuys), then received her bachelor's degree in journalism cum laude from California State University, Northridge, in 1975.

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