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Old 07-09-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Abortion in Hawaii. [Fam Plann Perspect. 1973] - PubMed - NCBI

Another first in the nation
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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Hawaii was the first state to legalize abortion in 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade.

Hawaii stands out on social issues because it doesn’t have a large Evangelical population and has a significant non-Christian minority.

Hawaii is about as liberal and reliably Democratic as New England—which is not surprising considering the cultural and institutional legacy of the missionaries from New England. And, like New England, does elect moderate Republicans on occasion, but they’re pro-business, Establishment Republicans, not hard-core social conservatives or Tea Party types.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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Here is another first in the Nation for Hawai'i





Hawaii Celebrates as GMO Labeling Bill is Passed by Lawmakers
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Here is another first in the Nation for Hawai'i

[url="http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/02/08/hawaii-celebrates-as-gmo-labeling-bill-is-passed/#.UeBnBMocM2Y"]Hawaii Celebrates as GMO Labeling Bill is Passed by Lawmakers
Nope. Did not pass in the Senate. Connecticut was the first, Maine was the second, although neither will be in effect until/unless more states join them, because they recognize this action will raise the cost of food, and result in some producers simply declining to sell in the state(s) any more.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:32 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the Kona coffee fields
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- Hawai'i is the widest state in the USA (east to west)

- Everyone in Hawai'i belongs to a minority.

- Hawaii has the smallest county in the US: Kalaaupapa

- Hawaii is the only state to honor a monarch

- A 50-year-old Asian woman is the earliest official recorded case of AIDS in Hawai'i, and one of the earliest in the USA (1978).

- Oldest Catholic Cathedral in the USA (Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, 1843).

- First non-asian sumo champ: Jesse Kuhaulua.

- Honolulu prostitutes housed wounded soldiers after the Pearl Harbor attack. They also put up a strike for nearly a month in 1944.

- The earliest Hawaiian businessman was an African-American from New York (Anthony D Allen, 1810)
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:57 AM
 
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- Hawaiian paniolos are older than US cowboys.

- Hawai`i boasts largest literate population per capita in the world (1854).

- The Kingdom of Hawai'i annexed Cornwallis Island in 1858 (today's Johnston Atoll) and the Palmyra atoll, 1862. The Republic of Hawai'i annexes Necker Island. 1894.

- Honolulu got the oldest 'China Town' within the USA.

- Maui had the first American rubber plant in 1899.

- Before the U.S. Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act, Hawaiian laws were already prohibiting the alteration of food and drugs and mandated their inspection.

- Hawai'i had only one single train robbery. In 1920 a masked gunman stopped a train of a sugar company in Kauai, bags $10,000 and escaped with the locomotive.

- First bullfight in Hawai'i in 1934. Matador & bulls came from Mexico.

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Wow mahalo for sharing that info.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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Nope. Did not pass in the Senate. Connecticut was the first, Maine was the second, although neither will be in effect until/unless more states join them, because they recognize this action will raise the cost of food, and result in some producers simply declining to sell in the state(s) any more.
Mahalo for pointing out my error, don't want to mislead anyone
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:50 PM
 
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Here is another first from Hawai'i.

Hawaii is the only state to honor a monarch, celebrating King Kamehameha Day on June 11th since 1872. Kamehameha is known for uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.ad

And its the only state to have a palace.
Iolani Palace | Aloha Hawaii
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:47 AM
 
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The ʻIolani Palace is truly beautiful. If any of you ever get a chance to take the tour, I'd highly recommend.
It blows me away that they used to let the original Hawaii Five-0 film inside the palace.
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