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U.S. Senate candidates air dispute on tackling VA issues

In their first debate, Hanabusa and Schatz express differing views on medical care problems

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

~~<p>LIHUE &raquo; After circling each other for more than a year, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana&shy;busa met Tuesday evening in their first debate in the Demo&shy;&shy;cratic primary, a detailed dialogue on federal policy that revealed fissures between the Demo&shy;crats on veterans affairs, early childhood education and genetically modified organisms.</p>
<p>In a 90-minute debate at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, hosted by the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Schatz and Hana&shy;busa both strongly opposed military action in Iraq, vowed to protect Social Security and Medicare, and agreed that Native Hawaiians should be the ones to drive the discussion with the U.S. Department of the Interior on sovereignty.</p>
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LIHUE » After circling each other for more than a year, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa met Tuesday evening in their first debate in the Demo­­cratic primary, a detailed dialogue on federal policy that revealed fissures between the Demo­crats on veterans affairs, early childhood education and genetically modified organisms.

In a 90-minute debate at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, hosted by the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Schatz and Hana­busa both strongly opposed military action in Iraq, vowed to protect Social Security and Medicare, and agreed that Native Hawaiians should be the ones to drive the discussion with the U.S. Department of the Interior on sovereignty. Login for more...



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