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Hawaii Links for Friday, July 2

Top of mind: rallies for and against HB 444, tourism grants, and another political endorsement.

Hawaii Links for Thursday, July 1

Top of mind: The U.S. Senate comes to town, Honolulu fireworks, and civil unions on the TV.
Roundtable Executive Committee Member Also on Board of Leading Religious Opponent of Civil Unions

Roundtable Executive Committee Member Also on Board of Leading Religious Opponent of Civil Unions

Kaneohe Ranch President and CEO Mitch D'Olier says there is "no connection" between his role on the Hawaii Business Roundtable's executive committee and the Hawaii Family Forum board. Both organizations want Lingle to veto House Bill 444.

UPDATE: First Hawaiian Bank Has No Position On Civil Unions

Still more fallout on Hawaii Business Roundtable's opposition to House Bill 444, as another executive committee member backs away from divisive stance. Move comes less than a week before Gov. Lingle decides whether to sign controversial legislation.

UPDATE: Bank of Hawaii Opposes Civil Unions Veto

Another influential member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable's executive committee backs away from asking Lingle to veto HB 444. Bank says any administrative issues arising from bill are "manageable."

Hawaii Links for Monday, June 28

Top of mind: Lingle's schedule, the City Council's schedule, the holiday schedule

UPDATE: HEI Breaks with Roundtable on Civil Unions

Hawaiian Electric Industries, a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable‘s executive committee, says a veto…
Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm

Why the Roundtable Quieted Its Civil Unions Storm

In the end, it was business that caused the Hawaii Business Roundtable executive committee to cut its losses after angering customers and colleagues with its letter to the governor opposing House Bill 444.

Roundtable Tells Governor It’s Not Against Civil Unions

Bowing to pressure from the community and its own membership, the Hawaii Business Roundtable has sent Gov. Lingle a letter clarifying its position on civil unions. The letter says it opposes discrimination, but still wants her to veto House Bill 444 because of technical and legal concerns.
More Roundtable  Dissent on Civil Unions Stance

More Roundtable Dissent on Civil Unions Stance

The fallout from the Hawaii Business Roundtable executive committee’s desire to see Gov. Linda…
Lingle on Civil Unions: ‘I Need More Time’ Civil Beat

Lingle on Civil Unions: ‘I Need More Time’

As expected, civil unions bill makes the governor's potential veto list. "I have not made up my mind yet," she said. "I am still considering every point of view." A look at what's on the governor's mind, and the road ahead.
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