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UPDATED: The Trump administration will appeal the ruling, which found that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives should be exempted.
State had argued that subjecting grandparents and other relatives to the travel ban was “preposterous.”
The state argues the new rules are remain too restrictive because they subject grandparents and other relatives of visa holders to the travel ban.
The deaths of eight inmates, including five suicides, at local correction facilities during the last 18 months have spurred calls for changes.
After winning at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Hawaii’s attorney general expects the challenge to Trump’s executive order to reach the high court.
She faced the possibility of being put on the next flight to Mexico. Instead, she got a temporary reprieve on a $5,000 bond.
It was distributed on the mainland but not in Hawaii. Last month, another subsidiary of the company distributed tainted tuna on Oahu.
The president’s approval rating of 32 percent is actually higher than the percentage of the state vote he received in November.
Hawaii experienced a hepatitis outbreak last year due to tainted scallops and may be on the verge of another due to bad ahi.