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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015
                                Hawaii Sen. Laura Thielen is pushing for a sexual harassment policy that protects third parties who work before the Senate.
Effort to improve policy on sexual harassment in limbo in the Senate

Almost two years after the Legislature began reviewing its sexual harassment policies in the wake of the #MeToo movement and forced resignation of House Speaker Joe Souki amid complaints by several women that he had made unwanted sexual advances toward them, the Senate still hasn’t adopted a new policy. Read more

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                                U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, pictured in July arriving on Capitol Hill for a meeting, authored a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would give the federal government the responsibility to alert the public of a missile threat.
Missile alerts would fall to feds under defense bill

The federal government is poised to take over responsibility for alerting the public of a missile threat under a provision authored by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) that was inserted into the proposed National Defense Authorization Act. Read more

Hawaii loses out on $17M in federal funds

Hawaii lost out on $17 million in federal funds over the past five years after federal agencies undercounted the number of Compact of Free Association citizens residing in Hawaii in 2013 and 2018. Read more

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