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Nonpartisan effort needed to change harmful Jones Act

By Keli'i Akina

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2013

With the growing awareness of the Jones Act and its impact on the cost of almost everything in Hawaii, calls for action are mounting. In a recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser informal poll, for instance, 82 percent of online respondents to “The Big Q” said they favor either a Hawaii exemption from, or an outright repeal of, the nearly century-old federal statute.

With the growing awareness of the Jones Act and its impact on the cost of almost everything in Hawaii, calls for action are mounting.

In a recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser informal poll, for instance, 82 percent of online respondents to “The Big Q” said they favor either a Hawaii exemption from, or an outright repeal of, the nearly century-old federal statute. Login for more...



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