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Hawaii gov. plans China trip to promote tourism

Gov. Linda Lingle says she'll likely travel to China in her final months of office to foster relations with tourism and government officials in the fast-developing Asian nation. Full story

Hawaii governor vetoes same-sex civil unions bill

Hawaii's governor vetoes legislation that would have permitted same-sex civil unions, ending months of speculation on how she would weigh in on the contentious, emotional debate. Full story

Hawaii gov vetoes bills, citing economy, charity

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed two tax bills on Thursday, saying the legislation would have had a damaging effect on investment and charitable donations. Full story

Lingle OKs bill expanding food safety inspections

A new law signed by Gov. Linda Lingle will help the state's beleaguered food safety inspection program. Full story

New Hawaii law exempts bulk freight from fees

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has signed into law a measure exempting some bulk freight from pest inspection, quarantine and eradication fees. Full story

Hawaii Gov. Lingle calls Asia trip a success

Gov. Linda Lingle says her recent trade and tourism trip to China and Japan was successful, and it could result in Hawaii becoming the destination for more charter flights from China. Full story

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