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Interior Secretary Assures Hawaiians on Federal Recognition

Interior Secretary Assures Hawaiians on Federal Recognition

But Sally Jewell offers no specifics or timetable on formalizing relationship.
Akaka: Pass My Bill in Memory of Dan Inouye

Akaka: Pass My Bill in Memory of Dan Inouye

As Hawaii's senior senator lay in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Akaka invoked Inouye in asking Senate to pass Akaka Bill.
Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

A look back at 36 years in Congress for Hawaii's junior U.S. senator.
After Akaka: The Next Generation of Native Hawaiian Leaders

After Akaka: The Next Generation of Native Hawaiian Leaders

New hui being formed to incubate a deeper "bench."
Akaka to Alaska Natives: ‘Strength In Solidarity’

Akaka to Alaska Natives: ‘Strength In Solidarity’

Retiring Hawaii senator speaks at convention.
Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead Via Flickr

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Inouye says chances of passage for Native Hawaiian recognition this year are "bad."
Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

UPDATED Retiring U.S. senator to amend, push Akaka Bill anew Thursday.
10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 9 – 13

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 9 – 13

Rail, energy, homelessness — the stuff of Civil Beat.
Another Setback for Hawaiian Recognition File photo.

Another Setback for Hawaiian Recognition

Provision crafted by Dan Inouye is cut from federal omnibus bill.
‘First Step’ to a Native Hawaiian Governing Entity

‘First Step’ to a Native Hawaiian Governing Entity

In home of queen who last ruled a nation, legislation is signed to begin a new one.
Capitol Watch: July 6

Capitol Watch: July 6

UPDATED 5:50 p.m. Neighbor Isle gov't news; Akaka and Inouye, stuck in D.C., miss local bill signing; and Duckworth running for Congress.
Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

Justices ask about religion in case about restricted access.