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Supreme Court rules in favor of fourth Senate seat

Hawaii 24/7 Staff In a ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state’s 2012 reapportionment plan that gave the Big Island a fourth Senate seat At issue was whether to count or omit some military personnel and students when calculating population and determining state legislative districts. Plaintiffs argued the reapportionment plan wrongfully excluded 108,767 […]

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Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which proponents say will improve the country’s current health care system by increasing access to healthcare coverage for Americans and introducing new protections for people who have health insurance. The ACA provides tools to increase the ability of most […]

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Judges ruled 5-0 that maps are 'constitutionally invalid'; Big Isle may gain state seats

Hawaii Supreme Court tosses out state reapportionment plan

Judges ruled 5-0 that maps are ‘constitutionally invalid’; Big Isle may gain state seats

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Lingle's position on ceded lands

Lingle’s position on ceded lands

MEDIA RELEASE During her January radio show, Gov. Linda Lingle reiterated her position on the pending lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the state Supreme Courts’ decision about ceded lands in Hawaii. The following is a transcript of the governor’s remarks: “I’d like to take a few minutes and explain the (ceded lands) issue […]

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