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Dem Sen Schatz: ‘Republicans Are Trying to Take Away Your Health Care’

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) stated, “Republicans are working at all levels of government to take away people’s health care.” Transcript (via FedNews) as Follows: “Hi everyone. I’m Senator Brian Schatz, from Hawaii. Republicans are trying to

Brian Schatz (Marco Garcia / Associated Press)

Silicon Valley Democrats Plot Effort to Save Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai announced his plan Wednesday to reverse the “Net Neutrality” rules adopted under President Barack Obama. And Democrats, and Silicon Valley activists, are already preparing to fight the change.

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Hawaii Declares State of Emergency over Zika, Dengue

Hawaii’s governor David Ige declared a state of emergency for mosquito-borne illnesses on Sunday, including Zika and dengue fever. The latter has been an especially urgent concern, with over 250 confirmed cases of dengue reported during the current outbreak.

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Appointed to Inouye Senate Seat

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Appointed to Inouye Senate Seat

On Wednesday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment of his Lt. Governor, Brian Schatz, to succeed the late Daniel Inouye in the U.S. Senate. Schatz will serve until a special election is held in 2014. Other candidates for the senate

Hawaii Lieutenant Gov. Picked to Fill Senate Seat

Hawaii Lieutenant Gov. Picked to Fill Senate Seat

(AP) – Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz on Wednesday was appointed the state’s next U.S. senator, bucking the dying wishes of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye to win the support of Gov. Neil Abercrombie. Schatz, a 40-year-old former nonprofit CEO who