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The announcement was praised by by Hawaii’s two Democratic senators, Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono.
Barry Myers is Trump’s nominee to head NOAA but the Hawaii senator says he is “questionable choice.”
Judge Derrick Watson says the Trump administration continues to ignore requirements imposed by federal courts.
A federal judge in Honolulu is asked to block the new version of the administration’s attempt to halt entry to the U.S. from eight countries.
As the administration asks for dismissal of lawsuits against earlier travel bans, the Aloha State announces a new challenge.
A Kauai physician says the federal restrictions prevent women on his island from being able to end pregnancies there.
But two other marine monuments in the Pacific would shrink if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal is approved.
The suit says ending protections for young immigrants would “punish and disparage people with Mexican roots.”
While Hawaii has led the legal charge against the administration’s travel ban, Gov. David Ige is not supporting the sanctuary movement.