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Law of Splintered Paddle should apply to Hawaii's homeless

By Derek H. Kauanoe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 06, 2014

~~<p>House Bill 1889 is worthy of support from Hawaii residents and state lawmakers because it is a step in the right direction for dealing with our growing homelessness issue in a manner consistent with our rich history.</p>
<p>Although the Law of the Splintered Paddle can be found in Hawaii's Constitution and is largely considered &quot;symbolic,&quot; Gov. Neil Abercrombie &quot;re-invoked&quot; it less than three years ago in a subtle but important way.</p>
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House Bill 1889 is worthy of support from Hawaii residents and state lawmakers because it is a step in the right direction for dealing with our growing homelessness issue in a manner consistent with our rich history.

Although the Law of the Splintered Paddle can be found in Hawaii's Constitution and is largely considered "symbolic," Gov. Neil Abercrombie "re-invoked" it less than three years ago in a subtle but important way. Login for more...



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