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Gasoline-powered leaf blowers may soon be silenced

HONOLULU (AP) - Gasoline-powered leaf blowers may soon be silenced under a measure that would ban them on Oahu. Honolulu officials on Wednesday are set to consider a ban on all gasoline-powered leaf blowers.

City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi says she's introducing the measure to ban the devices after getting complaints from residents.

It would also restrict the use of electric leaf blowers near windows, doors and air ducts.

Opponents of the bill say a ban will drive up landscape maintenance costs for condominium owners.

The move follows a new state law enacted last week that restricts the hours when leaf blowers can be used.

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