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Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

...remaining indigenous group in the U.S. that hasn't been allowed to establish its own government.Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka spent about a dozen years trying to get a bill passed that would give Native Hawaiians the same rights already extended...
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Don Young now endorsing Lingle for Hawaii's Senate seat

...made clear that the endorsement was specific to the primary.Lingle said if she is elected she will work on behalf of Native Hawaiians and Alaska Natives.Hirono and Lingle are hoping to replace U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka who is retiring.
AFN convention kicks off in Anchorage

...week."You are encouraged to participate in that forum," Parnell said.Also on Thursday, retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii was presented with an award for his years of championing tribal issues.The Democrat greeted the audience...
AFN officials bring concerns to lawmakers we move through, so it's very exciting to have our congressman in there," she said. She also announced Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) as Senate Indian Affairs Committee's new chair. He will also join Sen. Mark Begich on the Senate...
Shemya testing bypassed in defense plan

...test bed" for missile defense. In December 2002, however, Bush said he wanted a working system by late 2004. Sen. Daniel Akaka, a Hawaii Democrat, said the GAO report, which he requested, indicates Bush is pushing too hard, the Fairbanks...
Northwest Digest

Hawaii's Sen. Akaka cancels Alaska visit Sound off on the important issues at HONOLULU - U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka won't fulfill a campaign pledge to visit Alaska this summer to reconsider his support for oil drilling in the Arctic National...
Hawaii, Alaska 'opposites attract' in Senate race

...likely to face Republican former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle in November in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii.In a statement, Lingle's campaign manager Bob Lee said Hirono's example of working across the aisle...
Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

...Honor. The junior senator from Hawaii at the time, Daniel Akaka, had worked for years to get officials to review records...Native Hawaiians," said a visibly emotional Sen. Daniel Akaka, his longtime Hawaii colleague. "It is an incredible...
Alaska looking at 2 senators on Appropriations

...junior delegations in Congress following Inouye's death last month that ended his 50 years in the Senate, and Sen. Daniel Akaka's retirement after 22 years.Inouye's successor, Sen. Brian Schatz, is expected to serve on the Commerce, Energy...
Federal workers to receive higher retirement pay increase in retirement compensation for federal workers in Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories. U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka announced the meetings Tuesday, saying federal workers outside the mainland United States have received far less retirement...
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