Tip of the hat to Robert H. Thomas for getting us the opinion fast:
U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement today in response to a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court on Hawaii v. Office of Hawaii Affairs:
“I will continue to monitor the case as it is taken back up by the state courts. I still believe the best way forward is through direct negotiations between the state and federal governments and a federally recognized Native Hawaiian government. For these issues to be resolved, Native Hawaiians need a seat at the table. Mainland indigenous people have this opportunity and Native Hawaiians deserve the same chance.”
HGEA members awarded 6 to 7 percent salary raises - An arbitration panel has awarded raises to about 27,500 public employees in six bargaining units of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, the unio...