The Akaka Bill, designed to establish an unprecedented race-based government in Hawaii, was fought off by civil rights activists for the past 10 years. After over a decade of failure, and an impending retirement, Akaka is now stooping to hiding it in a footnote to must-pass legislation.


Enabling language that would have been the first step toward federal recognition for native Hawaiians was left out of the $1 trillion-plus budget bill approved today by the U.S. House of Represent

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