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If state lawmakers and the University of Hawai'i have their way, the 50th State could soon be known as the home of the Barack Obama presidential library, in addition to sea, sun and surf.
A measure urging the president to choose his home state as the site of his presidential library passed the Senate Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs committee yesterday and will go to the full Senate for a vote.
The measure also has the support of the state House. "I think we're one of the top contenders," said Sen. J. Kalani English, D-6th (E. Maui, Moloka'i, L?na'i). "It can be anywhere in Hawai'i." Honolulu Advertiser.