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Bill on medically assisted death OK’d


    Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, left, listened Thursday as Sen. Breene Harimoto spoke on why he opposed House Bill 2739 at the state Senate chambers. Harimoto, who is in remission from pancreatic cancer, disclosed that he was diagnosed last week with cancer in his lung.

The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to allow terminally ill patients to request lethal medication setting up Hawaii to become the sixth state to legalize medical aid in dying. Read more

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