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Gay civil unions pass House Judiciary Ctte

The bill won the support of the Hawaii Government Employees Association; UNITE HERE Local 5, the hotel workers union; the state Democratic Party; and the state AFL-CIO.

Civil-union bill supporters included (Mr.) Kim Coco Iwamoto, an attorney and (transsexual) state school board member, who said it was "a blatant injustice" that same-sex couples were denied civil marriages.

(Does that mean Iwamoto would be able to marry another man? -- Or another woman?)

RELATED: The transsexual agenda for Hawaii schools

BoE: The transsexual - Libertarian connection

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Spending up, results down: So DOE rejects achievement as 'meaningless'

A new study by the American Legislative Exchange Council ranked Hawai'i 49th in the nation when comparing results on national tests such as the SAT and ACT to spending on education.

But state Sen. Sam Slom said the report supports his position that spending is increasing while student achievement is not. "More money is being paid in and nothing is coming out," Slom said. "Taxpayers have a right to see accountability."

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Bidding opened for 6.5 Miles of Honolulu Rail Project

Phase 1 of construction is for 6.5 miles of track and road resurfacing and completion of a viaduct from East Kapolei to Pearl Highlands, for approximately $550 million to $600 million.  See more about the bid here:

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