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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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Grammar costs cancer research $8 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Poor grammar has led to cancer researchers in Hawaii losing $8 million in funding from cigarette taxes, as only one cigarette was specified in the law.

Hawaii begins weighted student funding

HONOLULU, July 26 (UPI) -- Critics charge Hawaii's new weighted student-funding formula was rushed and misapplied when put together, and will not serve students well.

Hawaii gives up on gas price controls

HONOLULU, May 5 (UPI) -- Hawaii has ended an experiment in controlling the cost of gasoline, with the Legislature suspending a price cap that had been in effect for eight months.

Hawaii native bill roils U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Hawaiian politicians are urging passage of a bill that would allow a separate government for ethnic Hawaiians.

'Lost' to stay in Hawaii for now, if renewed

HONOLULU, March 1 (UPI) -- The hit TV show "Lost" on ABC will return for a second season of filming in Hawaii, says Barry Jossen, of Touchstone Television.

Republicans name convention officers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle will gavel the quadrennial GOP convention to order as its temporary chairman, the Republican National Committee said Wednesday.

Governor vows veto of Hawaii state budget

HONOLULU, April 29 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle was poised Thursday to veto the $3.6 billion state budget being finalized by the Legislature.

Illegal claims in Hawaii tech tax credits

HONOLULU, March 23 (UPI) -- At least 20 percent of all claims made under a Hawaii high-technology tax credit program may violate state law, the Honolulu Advertiser reported Tuesday.

U.S. governors visit Baghdad

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the governors of Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, New York and Oregon are visiting U.S. forces in Baghdad.
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