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Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

Hawaiian Rights Fight Lands at Supreme Court

Justices ask about religion in case about restricted access.
Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Do Native Hawaiians Have The Right To Break Rules?

Cultural practitioner booted from Kauai park wins hearing from Hawaii Supreme Court.
Hawaii Version of Akaka Bill Still Alive

Hawaii Version of Akaka Bill Still Alive

Sen. Akaka praises efforts to support federal recognition at national level.
Capitol Watch: April 7

Capitol Watch: April 7

UPDATED 2:53 p.m. About that gov't shutdown; no GET hike, but exemptions repealed; gov, LaHood talk energy; and WAM extends gov't pay cuts.
New Akaka Bill Ignores Lingle Concerns

New Akaka Bill Ignores Lingle Concerns

White House advised Sen. Akaka to push version of Hawaiian federal recognition bill that leaves out former gov's input.
Hawaiian Lawmakers Push Akaka Bill At State Level

Hawaiian Lawmakers Push Akaka Bill At State Level

The legislation would accomplish key goals spelled out in the federal recognition bill stalled in Congress.
Capitol Watch: March 15

Capitol Watch: March 15

UPDATED 3:38 p.m. GOP slams gov's first 100 days; lawmakers inspect Keehi damage; and Hanabusa slams House GOP on cutting tsunami alert funds.
Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Bill Watch: Cultural Issues Not at Top of List for Hawaii Legislature

Some Native Hawaiian measures squashed before session's halfway mark.
Hawaii U.S. Sen. Akaka Won’t Run for Re-Election

Hawaii U.S. Sen. Akaka Won’t Run for Re-Election

Daniel Akaka, 86, announces he won't seek another term in 2012.

Senate to OHA: Live to Fight Another Day

Hawaiian Affairs, Judiciary Committees defer $200 million ceded lands deal, saying it's too risky to move ahead now.
Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians Flickr

Writing a $200 Million Check to Native Hawaiians

Could this be the year Hawaii lawmakers finalize deal to make good on 30-year-old promise?
Capitol Watch: Feb. 4

Capitol Watch: Feb. 4

UPDATED 5:11 p.m. Law enforcement opposed bill decriminalizing pot, but it passed two Senate committees anyway; and Coffman to take over for Morita.