Opening day at the Hawaii State Capitol
Representatives in the House are sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald at Wednesday's opening.
A Honolulu police car stands in front of the state Capitol on Wednesday.
Representatives in the House are sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald on Wednesday.
Staff member Tonga Hopoi, left, goes over morning details with Sen. Dru Mamo Kanuha.
State Senators Sharon Moriwaki, Lorraine Inouye, Roslyn Baker and Laura Acasio arrive at Senate chambers on Wednesday.
A sheriff talks to a woman refusing to leave the Capitol lawn in the morning. She left later without incident.
Sen. Michelle Kidani, left, greets Rep. Lynn De Coite at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Representatives in the House are sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald at Wednesday's opening. In the back is House speaker Scott Saiki.
Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran and Sen. Michelle Kidani arrives at Wednesday's opening
Sen. J. Kalani English is given a lei by staff member Sharon Lum Ho before the Senate opening.
Patrick O’Brien, of Security Resources, looks over an empty Capitol courtyard.
Rep. Lisa Kitagawa takes a video of the newly installed plexiglass in the House.
Flags are placed on lawn around the statue of Queen Liliuokalani outside of the state Capitol.
Rep. Lisa Kitagawa raises her hand while being sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald.
Senate President Ron Kouchi leaves after the Senate opening.
A woman takes a photo of flags on the Capitol lawn.
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