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The congresswoman files papers to form a campaign committee. Meanwhile, state senators Will Espero and Josh Green are running for lieutenant government.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell believes sit-lie bans will prod people into shelters but critics say the growing boundaries put the city in legal jeopardy.
While Hawaii has led the legal charge against the administration’s travel ban, Gov. David Ige is not supporting the sanctuary movement.
Fifteen other cases — all on Maui or the Big Island — have been reported this year, the most in a decade.
Most of the money will be devoted to public awareness and education efforts, as well as an epidemiological study.
After a federal court overturned a national limit on the price of the calls, activists turn to state and local governments.