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Hawaii legislative session ends on a divisive note

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House members joined hands and sang “Hawai‘i Aloha” without Senate members after the closing session.

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Fifth-graders from Kapalama Elementary clapped as theywere introduced to the House of Representatives.

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Freshmen state Sen. Kurt Fevella laughed as he spoke about learning how to make a vote in the Senate.

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Mike McCartney thanked the gallery for applause after being appointed director of the state Department of Business,Economic Development and Tourism.