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Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono (HI) is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as such has been front and center in the questioning of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Yesterday, Hirono made waves when she tweeted previously "committee confidential" emails from Kavanaugh revealing his troubling views on the status of native Hawaiians, who, Kavanaugh felt, do not qualify for certain government benefits as they do not qualify as "Indigenous people."

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Airmen from the 96th Air Refueling Squadron participate in a kayak race as their coworkers and family members cheer them on during the 96th ARS Wingman Day at Hickam Beach on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Feb. 20, 2014. The squadron spent their day participating in activities that fostered togetherness and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn)

In a world first, Hawaiian lawmakers last month passed a bill banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals harmful to ocean wildlife.

If Gov. David Ige signs the bill into law (it is not yet known when or even if this will happen), it means that, as of January 21, 2021, tourists on any of the Hawaiian islands will no longer be able to duck into a bodega or hotel market to grab a cheap bottle of Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic or Banana Boat — all of which contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.

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When Bay Area newlyweds Ben Manilla, 64, and Eliza Lape, 57, began planning their honeymoon trip to Maui in January, fear of contracting a brain-infecting roundworm was probably not high on their list of worries.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire early Friday after a dismissive remark toward the state of Hawaii during an interview on “The Mark Levin Show,” a conservative talk radio program.

His remarks were aimed at a Federal District Court ruling last month blocking the Trump administration’s travel ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The court had issued its ruling after the District Court in Seattle halted President Trump’s initial travel ban, which was wider in scope. 

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