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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
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Obama, family begin 17-day Christmas vacation in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama and his family have landed in Hawaii for a 17-day Christmas vacation, officials say.

Hawaiian health director only fatality in crash of small plane

KALAUPAPA, Hawaii, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The director of Hawaii's state health department who approved the release of President Obama's birth certificate has died in a plane crash, officials say.
First same-sex marriages take place under Hawaii's new law

First same-sex marriages take place under Hawaii's new law

HONOLULU, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Six same-sex couples exchanged vows at a celebration at a Honolulu hotel Monday, the first day Hawaii's law legalizing same-sex marriages was in effect.

Hawaii targets 'American Jungle' for inaccuracies, possible probe

HONOLULU, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Hawaiian wildlife officials and film agencies say hunting activities on the television reality show "American Jungle" are inaccurate and may be illegal.
Hawaii lawmaker vows to stop same-sex marriage law

Hawaii lawmaker vows to stop same-sex marriage law

HONOLULU, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Hawaiian lawmaker vowed to seek an injunction against a law Gov. Neil Abercrombie was to sign making Hawaii the 15th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Hawaii to become 15th state to allow same-sex marriage

Hawaii to become 15th state to allow same-sex marriage

HONOLULU, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hawaii's Legislature Tuesday passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he will sign it.

Hawaii House approves same-sex marriage bill

HONOLULU, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hawaii's House of Representatives has passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage after the state's Senate passed a similar bill in October, officials said.
Same-sex marriage bill clears Hawaii Senate committee; goes to floor

Same-sex marriage bill clears Hawaii Senate committee; goes to floor

HONOLULU, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Hawaii cleared a state Senate committee and moved to the full Senate for a vote.

Hawaii Legislature to convene Oct. 28 to consider same-sex marriage

HONOLULU, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, said he has called a special legislative session on the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Tropical Depression Flossie brings heavy rain to Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU, July 30 (UPI) -- Tropical Depression Flossie brought driving rains across the Hawaiian island chain but was expected to further disintegrate in the next couple of days.

Tropical Storm Flossie weakening near Maui

MIAMI, July 29 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Flossie was weakening Monday near the Hawaiian island of Maui, carrying the threat of heavy rains and dangerous surf.

Schatz sworn in to replace Inouye

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Less than 24 hours after Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz was appointed to the U.S. Senate, he was sworn in to succeed the late Daniel Inouye.

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Abercrombie names Schatz to succeed Inouye

HONOLULU, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Wednesday named Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to succeed U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died Dec. 17 of respiratory complications at age 88.
Rep. Hanabusa to seek Inouye's seat

Rep. Hanabusa to seek Inouye's seat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, will seek appointment to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye's seat, an aide to the congresswoman said Wednesday.
Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during World War II, died Monday, his staff said. He was 88.

Western Canada rocked by 6.3 aftershock

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Parts of Canada's west coast shook throughout the day Sunday as aftershocks up to magnitude-6.3 kept people on alert.

Cato Institute grades governors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Cato Institute, a public policy research group, presented its biennial fiscal report card on state governors, and praised those who cut spending and taxes.

Hawaii same-sex marriage ban upheld

HONOLULU, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court judge in Honolulu upheld Hawaii's gay marriage ban, saying any change to state law should be left to the Legislature.

Storms batter Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU, March 9 (UPI) -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a proclamation to provide assistance to the storm-battered islands of Oahu and Kauai, officials said.

Surfing named official high school sport

HONOLULU, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Surfing is now an an official competitive high school sport in Hawaii, state school officials said.
Hawaii governor remembers Obama's birth

Hawaii governor remembers Obama's birth

HONOLULU, April 26 (UPI) -- The evidence that a U.S. future president, Barack Hussein Obama, was born in a Honolulu hospital in 1961 is overwhelming, CNN reported Tuesday.
Japan crisis 'terrible' for Hawaii tourism

Japan crisis 'terrible' for Hawaii tourism

HONOLULU, March 17 (UPI) -- Hawaii's loss of Japanese tourism dollars after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis is "going to be terrible," Hawaiian Gov. Neil Abercrombie said.

Hawaii lowers tsunami damage estimate

HONOLULU, March 15 (UPI) -- The tsunami that hit Hawaii Friday caused tens of millions of dollars in damage but less than originally thought, Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office said.
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