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In American Samoa, some locals say the Wespac fisheries fund projects have been a waste of money. They have more hope for a marina expansion currently in the works.
A federal fisheries oversight council has stymied inquiries by congressmen, journalists and others over the past few years.
There was a lot of talk about the need to address sea level rise and other problems but virtually no action in the Hawaii Legislature.
Measures big and small died this session with little fanfare as time runs out to combat the disastrous effects of a warming planet.
There continues to be an increasing trend of drownings among visitors.
A New York Times survey of the top 18 Democratic candidates shows a wide range of positions on climate change issues.
The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor’s nomination to head the state land department.
Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.