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Vote ‘yes’ on 2 Constitution items


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2012

~~<p>The state Constitution, like all organic documents of government, was not meant to be a permanent, marble edifice, unchanged through the ages. And while it's a dubious practice to amend it too casually, it's a living document that needs occasional tweaks to accommodate unforeseeable needs.</p>
<p>Such is the case with two constitutional amendments that are on the general election ballot, both of which should be adopted through the popular vote. One is a measure to provide a needed additional route for some reservoir owners to make needed repairs to their dams; and the other would give the chief justice the option of considering age-capped retired judges to fill temporary slots on the bench.</p>
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The state Constitution, like all organic documents of government, was not meant to be a permanent, marble edifice, unchanged through the ages. And while it's a dubious practice to amend it too casually, it's a living document that needs occasional tweaks to accommodate unforeseeable needs.

Such is the case with two constitutional amendments that are on the general election ballot, both of which should be adopted through the popular vote. One is a measure to provide a needed additional route for some reservoir owners to make needed repairs to their dams; and the other would give the chief justice the option of considering age-capped retired judges to fill temporary slots on the bench. Login for more...



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