Resolution seeks equitable shipping costs
HONOLULU - The House has passed a resolution protesting routinely higher retail shipping costs to Hawaii and Alaska.
Online merchants often charge higher fees to ship their goods to Hawaii or Alaska. Residents of both states are also frequently ineligible for free or discounted shipping offered as incentives for those who live on the Mainland.
The measure asks U.S. Congress to pass legislation requiring Internet retailers to offer shipping fees to Hawaii and Alaska that are comparable to those for the 48 contiguous states.
It was one of a number of resolutions passed by the House on Friday. Resolutions express the will of the Legislature, but do not carry force of law.
Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine award finalist
WAILUKU - Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine is a finalist in the 2012 Maggie Awards competition, which is known as the "Oscars of the magazine industry," a news release said.
The magazine's September/October 2011 issue is a finalist in the Best Regional/State Consumer Magazine category. It is competing against Coast, Cowboys & Indians, Diablo, Hana Hou! and Salt Lake City magazines.
Western Publishing Association, a trade organization representing magazines west of the Mississippi, will announce the winners at an April 27 banquet in Los Angeles.
Last year, Maui No Ka 'Oi won the award in the same category.