Gov. David Ige

Gov. Ige defends position on Syria: ‘I don’t have the authority to say yes or no’

“The state of Hawaii is a state of the United States of America and we do participate in a refugee relocation program that is run by the Uni…

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D, Hawaii

Lawmakers weigh in on Syrian refugees in Hawaii

Gov. David Ige’s statement supporting President Obama’s commitment to accepting refugees from Syria has drawn a lot of reaction.

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Gov. Ige says Hawaii will accept Syrian migrants; Republicans tell Obama to keep refugees out

“I am confident that our state will work closely with the federal government to ensure that appropriate resources and support are available …

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France launches airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, manhunt continues for fugitive

Reports are the airstrikes destroyed a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump.

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California design student victim of Paris terrorist attack remembered, others identified

“I and the entire campus are heartbroken by the news,” the school’s president said at a vigil Sunday.

A man holds his head in his hands as he lays flowers in front of the Carillon cafe, in Paris, Saturday, Nov.14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack Islamic State without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

French president vows to punish Islamic State group for Paris attacks that kill 129

Grief, alarm and resolve spread across Europe as officials raced to piece together information on the attackers.