From The Associated Press:

Lawmakers from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam are teaming up to pressure the U.S. government for relief from a maritime law passed in the 1920s.

The Jones Act was designed to protect the domestic shipping industry. It states that only ships made in the U.S. and flying the country’s flags can deliver goods between U.S. ports. Read more.

And here’s the latest in other neighbor isle gov’t, biz, culture and politics:

Kenoi shares his keys to success

Prince Kuhio celebration on Kauai offers it all

Family pet back home after being lost 8 months on Kauai

Legislature considers new fish task force

Monsanto submits report for ‘transparency’

Rapozo to run again for Kauai Council

Audit finds ’12 election a bargain

White urges additional walk-in voting sites

Molokai pilot had a prior wreck and license revocation

Kauai plane crash victims identified

Amended hunting bill going to Senate panel

Maui County office phones have issues

House committee considers Gateway Center renaming request

Carvalho’s State of the County address set for Monday

Meetings bill ‘counterproductive,’ says Baisa

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Photo: A Matson ship in Honolulu Harbor. (PF Bentley/Civil Beat)

—Chad Blair