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Pohakuloa plans need balance


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2014

~~<p>Congress is poised Wednesday to introduce a bipartisan bill, the Asia-Pacific Priority Act. The aims of the legislation, to be co-sponsored by Hawaii's U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Republican Congressman Randy Forbes, include authorizing upgrades to military ranges and designating Pohakuloa Training Area as the &quot;premier training range&quot; in the Pacific.</p>
<p>The drafting of this bill follows a six-month congressional focus on what the Obama administration terms the &quot;pivot&quot; to Asia, in which Hawaii would play a critical role.</p>
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Congress is poised Wednesday to introduce a bipartisan bill, the Asia-Pacific Priority Act. The aims of the legislation, to be co-sponsored by Hawaii's U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Republican Congressman Randy Forbes, include authorizing upgrades to military ranges and designating Pohakuloa Training Area as the "premier training range" in the Pacific.

The drafting of this bill follows a six-month congressional focus on what the Obama administration terms the "pivot" to Asia, in which Hawaii would play a critical role. Login for more...



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