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Hawaii just right for business, pleasure


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 29, 2012

~~<p>Last year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering on Oahu demonstrated what many astute private and public associations have long known: that Hawaii can be a superb place for conventions and doing business. However, Republican senators have attacked an upcoming federal judicial conference on Maui, suggesting that business meetings anywhere away from home at attractive locales should be erased from all agendas.</p>
<p>Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggested recently in a news release that federal judges should follow the example of young people in college or in the military who &quot;use Skype with their families at home&quot; rather than travel to exchange ideas.</p>
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Last year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering on Oahu demonstrated what many astute private and public associations have long known: that Hawaii can be a superb place for conventions and doing business. However, Republican senators have attacked an upcoming federal judicial conference on Maui, suggesting that business meetings anywhere away from home at attractive locales should be erased from all agendas.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggested recently in a news release that federal judges should follow the example of young people in college or in the military who "use Skype with their families at home" rather than travel to exchange ideas. Login for more...



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