Gov. Lingle's surprise nomination of Katherine Leonard to be the next chief justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court is certainly historic. The nomination was an astute move, given that Leonard would be the first woman chief justice and the first graduate of the University of Hawaii law school. But Democrats could have reason to oppose her, even if only to try to give the appointment to the next governor.
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Big Rise In Oahu Condo Prices
The median price of Oahu condos rose 5.1 percent last month compared to a year ago, driven mostly by an 19.8 percent increase in the Ala Moana-Kakaako area, according to data from the Honolulu Board of Realtors.
AG Challenges Hospital Motion
Attorney General Doug Chin asks the 9th Circuit to lift or modify its order halting Maui Memorial’s transition.
Gabbard Calls TPP ‘Bad Deal’
The congresswoman’s position follows an International Trade Commission report on Trans-Pacific Partnership’s projected economic impact.
Bills to close loopholes and tighten restrictions died mysteriously at the end of the legislative session.