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Hawaii would have been the first to impose the prohibitions at a statewide level.
Dozens of cities have banned plastic foam containers, but the Legislature is considering bills for a statewide ban.
The federal high court declined to hear the appeal of a Hawaii operator of a B&B who was found to have discriminated.
Meanwhile, the second scheduled trial on bank fraud charges against the couple was pushed back to October. The first trial in the corruption scandal was earlier pushed back to May.
A bill that passed in the Senate stalled in a House committee whose chairman said decisions about sanctuary status should be up to the counties.
A judge ruled an investment in the site by the Omidyar Network violated the law, while critics say the legal move was an attempt to muzzle the press.
Up to $75,000 of taxpayer money will go to defend the Honolulu prosecutor, who is on paid leave, against an impeachment effort.
Patients can apply for a permit before arriving in the islands, and it’s valid for 60 days.
The Dallas-based airline plans to fly to four islands from the mainland, with the option of adding inter-island flights later.