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Hawaii union set spending record on political campaign that didn’t work
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Hawaii union set spending record on political campaign that didn’t work

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - New primary election spending reports show the Carpenter’s Union PAC broke all records trying to keep Sylvia Luke from the lieutenant governor’s office, including ads many called a smear.And now that Luke is on the Democratic ticket with gubernatorial candidate Josh Green, she’s making it clear she wants nothing to do with the Super PAC.“I will adamantly denounced it, even if it’s a supportive ad and I will call them on it too,” Luke said.“Really, their leadership, resorted to a smear campaign to try to basically buy an office.”State Campaign Spending Commission numbers show that Be Change Now spent $1.2 million opposing Luke.They also say that the union PAC spent $2.9 million to support her opponent, former City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson.In all, Be Change...
4 families say they’re still suffering seizures, sue over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap water
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4 families say they’re still suffering seizures, sue over Navy fuel-tainted Hawaii tap water

The U.S. Navy "harbored toxic secrets" when jet fuel contaminated drinking water for 93,000 military members and civilians in Hawaii, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday from four families who say they're still suffering from seizures, gastrointestinal disorders and neurological issues. Hundreds of additional claims are expected from those who ingested the toxic water, said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu. Others going through the administrative process of the Federal Tort Claims Act will be added to the lawsuit. At least twice last year, thousands of gallons of jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, leaked into a well that supplied water to homes and office...