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  • High court allows extended family under travel ban exemption

    07/19/2017 2:37:15 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | July 19 ,2017 | Star-Ad staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on his embattled travel ban today, rejecting his bid to bar entry by some people with family members already in the country. The 6-3 order by the justices — who last month let the president start restricting entry by people from six mostly Muslim countries — means the government must accept people with grandparents, cousins and other relatives in the (snip) Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented from today’s action, saying they would have blocked Watson’s entire ruling.
  • New Hawaii Law Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Tell Women About Abortion

    07/16/2017 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 36 replies
    CBN ^ | Sunday, July 16, 2017 | CBN News
    Under a law signed on Wednesday, pro-life pregnancy centers in Hawaii will be forced to tell patients about free abortions provided by the state. And if they don't, they could face fines up to $1,000 dollars for a repeated offense. There are currently five pro-life centers in the state. "This clinic does not provide abortion services or abortion referrals. Only ultrasounds performed by qualified healthcare professionals and read by licensed clinicians should be considered medically accurate," reads the mandatory notification the centers will have to provide patients with. "Hawaii has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to...
  • Hawaii: Huge fire in 36-story building results in fatalities

    07/15/2017 7:55:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Online ^ | 15 July 2017 | Daniel Gilenson
    Approximately 100 firefighters battled a huge fire in a 36-story building in Hawaii’s capital. At least 3 fatalities and 16 injuries were reported. Firefighters have been battling a fire that broke out yesterday (Friday) in a 36-story building in Honolulu, Hawaii. The city’s mayor has confirmed the death of at least 3 victims and stated that dozens more are trapped in their home. The building wasn’t properly equipped with fire extinguishers.
  • Trump will ask Supreme Court to block judge's order on travel ban

    07/14/2017 11:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration said Friday it will ask the Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s ruling limiting the scope of President Trump’s travel ban. “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch's duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. The decision came one day after a Hawaii-based judge dealt Trump a defeat by ordering the government to expand the number of people who are exempt from the...
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/13/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. ET | Brent Kendall
    Ruling applies nationwide and means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer subject to the ban WASHINGTON—A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • Judge rules in favor of Hawaii in challenge to Trump travel ban

    07/14/2017 12:31:43 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Star-Ad staff
    A federal judge in Honolulu has expanded the Trump administration’s list of family relationships needed by people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries to avoid a travel ban. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled today that the travel ban exemptions should include grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives. President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which was partially allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court, did not include grandparents, grandchildren and other relations considered “bona-fide” family relationships to be granted an exemption to the ban. The administration said a bona fide relationship would be a parent, spouse, fiance, son,...
  • U.S. B-1B Bomber Flights Demonstrate Commitment to South Korea

    07/11/2017 7:55:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | DoD News, Defense Media Activity
    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — As part of the continuing demonstration of the U.S. commitment to its allies against the growing threat from North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission yesterday with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets. The mission is in response to a series of increasingly escalatory actions by North Korea, including the July 3 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials said. "North Korea's actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland," said Air Force...
  • Well-Respected Coffee Farmer in Hawaii Deported to Mexico

    07/10/2017 6:35:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    MSN / NBC ^ | July 10, 2017
    A coffee farmer in Hawaii who appealed his deportation order in federal court was forced to leave the island late Friday, after a last-ditch effort to remain with his wife and children was denied, according to NBC-affiliate KNHL. Andres Magana Ortiz said goodbye to his wife and his three children at Kona International Airport late Friday after the Department of Homeland Security rejected his lawyer's petition to grant him legal status because he is married to a U.S. citizen, KNHL said.
  • State of Hawaii Files Yet Another Legal Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

    07/09/2017 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jul 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Just hours after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied its most recent challenge to the Trump travel ban, the state of Hawaii filed yet another motion challenging it in federal court: In its June 26 decision, the Supreme Court let stand the temporary travel and refugee ban contained in that executive order but added that the ban would not apply to refugees and visa applicants with a “bona fide relationship” to an American resident. The Trump administration quickly defined “bona fide relationship” as parent, child, sibling, spouse or fiance. The state of Hawaii wants a broader definition that would...
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses Hawaii's request to change Trump's travel ban

    07/08/2017 12:46:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    A U.S. appeals court refused Friday to clarify the scope of the Supreme Court's lifting of the blockade against President Trump's travel ban, citing a lack of jurisdiction. Earlier Friday, the state of Hawaii had asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to expand the categories of people who can bypass the travel ban. On Thursday, a U.S. district judge had refused to act on Hawaii's request, leaving in place the Trump administration's rules regarding what classes of people to exempt from the travel ban. The judge in that case, Derrick Watson, also claimed he did not have the...
  • Hawaii seeks to narrow Trump travel ban during legal challenge

    07/07/2017 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2017 | By Dan Levine
    The state of Hawaii asked a federal appeals court on Friday to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban while the state seeks clarification over what groups of people would be barred from travel. A Honolulu judge on Thursday rejected a request by Hawaii to narrow the government's implementation of the ban, saying the state should directly ask the Supreme Court to clarify its ruling. Instead, Hawaii appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying in a court filing on Friday that the appeals court has the power to narrow the travel...
  • Hawaii Judge Leaves Trump Admin. Rules in Place for Travel Ban

    07/06/2017 6:55:38 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 26 replies ^ | July 6, 2017
    A federal judge from Hawaii has denied an emergency motion to broaden the scope of exceptions to President Trump's executive order on travel Thursday evening. As NBC News reported, Hawaii and other challengers filed their final court papers on Wednesday, clearing the way for a ruling on the state's claim that the Trump administration wrongly excluded grandparents and other relatives from the list of close family members who can get visas to travel to the United State during the 90 days while the executive order is in force.
  • Expert: Amid delays, patient died waiting for medical marijuana relief

    07/02/2017 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 106 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Shawn Ching
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two additional medical marijuana dispensaries -- one on Oahu, the other on Kauai – were recently given the green light by the state Health Department to begin cultivating cannabis, even though the labs needed to test marijuana products still have not been certified to begin doing so. The announcement brings what's expected to be an even bigger workload for employees from the three independent testing facilities, who have not even begun to approve any of the cannabis that's already been harvested. The continued delays have one pain specialist concerned for a very specific reason: He says one...
  • Hawaii challenges family rules on travel ban

    06/30/2017 12:59:22 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | June 29, 2017 | staff
    “In Hawaii, ‘close family’ includes many of the people that the federal government decided on its own to exclude from that definition. Unfortunately, this severely limited definition may be in violation of the Supreme Court ruling,” Attorney General Doug Chin said in a news release today.
  • Hawaii challenges rules of Trump’s latest travel ban as too vague; Obama judge to rule

    06/29/2017 10:01:36 PM PDT · by catnipman · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Hawaii rushed to federal court late Thursday to challenge the revived travel ban, saying the Trump administration is drawing too broad a line in deciding who can still be blocked from entering the count
  • Hawaii attorney general: Ruling allows in those with U.S. ties

    06/26/2017 1:58:47 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | June 26 , 2017 | KITV
    Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says the important thing about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on President Donald Trump's travel ban is that it won't go into effect for people with a "bona fide" connection to the United States. Chin said Monday that means University of Hawaii students and family members of U.S. citizens may still enter the country. Hawaii sued in March to stop the travel ban, arguing immigration shouldn't be restricted by religion or national origin. The nation's highest court says it will allow a limited version of Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take...
  • Dem Senator Calls Conservative Justices ‘Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

    06/26/2017 12:46:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies ^ | 6/26/17 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) called Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas "the three horsemen of the apocalypse" on MSNBC on Monday as she decried President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Hirono criticized the justices for wanting to lift the injunction against Trump's executive order, which the other six justices agreed to review. Hirono called the order a "Muslim ban," despite the fact that it does not affect about 88 percent of the world's Muslims. "This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse,...
  • Hawaii could become the first state to offer its citizens universal basic income after bill passes

    06/18/2017 10:25:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 104 replies ^ | 6/17/17 | Matthew Wright
    Full Title...........................Hawaii could become the first state to offer its citizens universal basic income after bill passes through both houses of state legislature.....................It may have been the last state to join the United States, but Hawaii may trail blaze and become the first to offer guaranteed basic income. A bill was recently passed through both the houses and state legislature in a unanimous vote that declares that all Hawaiians 'deserve basic financial security' and prompts state agencies to look over 'universal basic income' along with other policy. 'As innovation and automation and inequality disrupt our economy, we want to make...
  • Hearing denied on PTA monitoring

    06/17/2017 3:41:20 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 16, 2017 | TOM CALLIS
    The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board rejected requests for a hearing related to Pohakuloa Training Area’s radiation monitoring plan. The board, under the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Tuesday the petitioners lacked standing or did not submit an admissible contention. The petitioners — Jim Albertini, Cory Harden, Ruth Aloua and Hawane Rios — sought to intervene on an amendment for the Army’s license covering past use of depleted uranium in spotting rounds at PTA. The monitoring plan is a requirement of that license.
  • Kayaks, snorkel gear stolen from soldiers at Kawaihae

    06/13/2017 2:37:13 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 13 , 2017 | Tiffany DeMasters
    The United Service Organization, also known as USO, supports military, active duty, retired, all veterans and morale. Part of that support on Hawaii Island has been providing swim gear for recreational activities for troops training at a military compound at the Kawaihae harbor for the past nine years.