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Senate Confirms Four Appointments to University of Hawaii Board of Regents

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed four of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s appointments to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.

Lee Putnam was the only person to receive unanimous approval, but the other three still easily cleared the chamber. 

Sens. Clayton Hee and Kalani English cast the lone “no” votes against Stanford Yuen and Michelle Tagorda. 

And Sens. Hee, English and Malama Solomon opposed the appointment of Jeff Portnoy. Portnoy feuded with Hee last year over the demise of the shield law.

Putnam, Yuen and Portnoy’s terms on the board

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