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  1. Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle named COO of IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Business Journal

    Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle welcomes guests to Pacific Business News' 2009 Forty Under Forty event at the Hawaii Convention Center in this file photo. Lingle has been named the COO of Illinois.


  2. Filipino veterans bill resubmittedRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | Big News

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  3. Insanity alert: Americans can join ISIS without losing their citizenshipRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 |

    Just when we think there is no deeper abyss into which America can sink with regard to our destructive, politically correct culture, something comes along to shock us once again. We are all aware of the fact that our government is eerily quiet when it comes to acknowledging terrorist attacks and the true nature of the violent religion of Islam .


  4. Watch Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders blast the Keystone XL Pipeline billRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | The Raw Story

    As expected, a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the House of Representatives for the tenth time on Friday. The bill is predicted to pass the Senate next week, but Republicans may not have enough votes to override the veto Obama has promised.


  5. Takai's first week in Congress ends with key appointmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    "Knowing the importance of national defense to Hawaii, I asked to be assigned to Armed Services shortly after I was elected to Congress," said Takai, who is a Hawaii National Guard lieutenant colonel and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. "I am honored that my colleagues have placed me in a position to advocate for Hawaii priorities and policy as our nation rebalances to the Asia-Pacific region," he said in a press release.


  6. Senate energy committee leaders reveal future plans for legislation, hearingsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | SNL Financial

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will focus on such issues as electric grid innovation and nuclear waste policy, Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Jan. 8 in outlining her priorities for the panel. For her part, the committee's ranking Democrat, Maria Cantwell of Washington, indicated that she would like to pursue - and help certain new committee members promote - action on FERC market manipulation oversight, biofuels and energy resource diversity.


  7. Military aviation panel gets new leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 |

    A former U.S. Army infantry officer who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take the reins of a key Senate subcommittee that oversees military aviation, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Jan. 8. Sen. Tom Cotton , a newly elected senator and a former House member, will chair the Airland subcommittee, whose responsibilities include most Defense Department aircraft programs, including the new, stealthy F-35 fighter jet. The panel's new ranking member -- or top Democrat -- is Sen. Joe Manchin .


  8. NextEra Energy's purchase of Hawaii's utility raises concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 2 | West Hawaii Today

    Plans by Florida Power & Light's parent company to buy Hawaii's largest utility for $4.3 billion are stirring debate in that state. With some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, Hawaii has ambitious goals to develop renewable energy to help trim bills.


  9. Elections Morning Digest: The long, strange saga of NY-13 just keeps getting strangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2012 | Daily Kos

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  10. Hawaii politicians congratulate MariotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | KITV-TV

    Senator Schatz showed off this picture he took with Marcus and Manti Teo last summer-- he said in a statement quote-- "we are all justly proud that he is the first Heisman Trophy recipient from Hawaii." Congresswoman Mazie Hirono tweeted a shoutout to Marcus-- saying the 50th state is proud of his accomplishment s on and off the field.


  11. Hawaii's Schatz to serve on Senate Committee on AppropriationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Business Journal

    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has been tapped to serve on the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations, which had been chaired by the Hawaii Democrat's predecessor, Daniel Inouye , before his death two years ago. Schatz is one of three new Democrats, along with Tammy Baldwin , D-Wisc., and Chris Murphy , D-Conn., named to the committee, which is losing two Democratic seats.


  12. Hawaii submits proposal for Obama libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The Hawaii steering committee for the Obama Presidential Library commissioned conceptional designs of what the library might look like. This is the Allied Works Architecture concept.


  13. House panel OKs nominee to head Pacific CommandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The nomination of Adm. Harry Harris Jr. as the next commander of all armed forces in the Pacific cleared a key Senate committee Tuesday, sending it to the floor for a vote by the full Senate.


  14. Senate committee approves Harris to be PACOM commanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | West Hawaii Today

    Admiral Harry Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks with Senator Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. Special to West Hawaii Today The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of Admiral Harry Harris Jr. to the post of commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, according to Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, who voted in favor of Harris's nomination.


  15. Hawaiian Electric Industries bought by NextEra for $4.3 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | KITV-TV

    American Savings Bank will become an independent public company. The spinoff transaction will not result in any changes to bank operations.


  16. 'Iolani alum Coloretti confirmed as HUD deputy secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Nani Coloretti to serve as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the highest ranking Filipino-American in the Obama Administration. Coloretti, who hails from Kapahulu, graduated from 'Iolani School in 1987, according to a news release issued by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.


  17. Endgame Negotiations Intensify as Defense, Tax Deals NearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Government Executive

    With so much left for Congress to do before adjourning for the year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned senators Monday that they should prepare to stay in Washington for an extra week, while House Republicans prepared to poll their members on whether they should respond to President Obama's immigration order before heading home. Senators have been operating under the assumption that they would break for the rest of the year in the next two weeks, by Dec. 12. But Reid warned in a floor speech Monday: "We may have to be here a third week, and everyone should understand that.


  18. Senators renew push to change military's handling of rape and other serious crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    A bipartisan group of senators is again pushing for a vote this year on a measure that would change the way the military handles serious crimes like rape. The group, led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , renewed a push to pass the Military Justice Improvement Act that would create an independent military justice system to deal with serious crimes, taking the decision about whether to prosecute a case out of the hands of commanders - so-called "convening authorities" - and placing it in the hands of trained military prosecutors.


  19. Visa Agreement With China Draws Senate CheersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Roll Call

    The deal announced Monday that makes it easier for Chinese business people, tourists and students to stay in the United States longer won applause from senators on both sides of the aisle, especially Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Nevada Democrat was among the first out of the gate Monday praising the agreement that will extend the duration of a variety of visas, highlighting the number of Chinese tourists who travel to his home state.


  20. Hawaii business executives and politicians applaud U.S.-China visa agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Business Journal

    A Mandarin-speaking guide leads a group of Chinese visitors on a tour of the USS Missouri in this 2013 file photo. The agreement to extend visas for Chinese visitors to the U.S. drew applause from local business leaders.