Hawaii committee calls for Obama statue in his birth state - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

How to honor Hawaii's first president? Senate committee wants a statue

(Image: AP) (Image: AP)

By AUDREY McAVOY
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A state Senate committee in Hawaii is calling for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue.

Obama was born in Honolulu and spent his formative years in the city.

The resolution says the United States thrived during his presidency.

The resolution will be referred to the Hawaii Senate's Ways and Means committee for consideration.

The resolution calls for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and select an artist.

It did not specify how the statue would be funded.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for '04 sex assault

    Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for '04 sex assault

    Monday, September 24 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-09-24 05:21:52 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-09-24 06:23:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia.  Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 is set to start with testimony about ...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 is set to start with testimony about ...
    Bill Cosby faces the start of a two-day sentencing hearing in which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian.More >>
    Bill Cosby faces the start of a two-day sentencing hearing in which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian.More >>
  • Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

    Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:11:34 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-09-24 06:22:06 GMT
    Will Smith speaks about "Bright" at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. (Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)Will Smith speaks about "Bright" at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International. (Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    Will Smith will celebrate his 50th birthday this week by bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.

    More >>

    Will Smith will celebrate his 50th birthday this week by bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.

    More >>
  • Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout

    Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout

    Monday, September 24 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-09-24 05:21:37 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-24 06:15:34 GMT
    (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP). A Baltimore City police officer block stands near the scene of a shooting in Baltimore on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The shootout between a man in a violence-prone Baltimore district and a police officer taking p...(Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP). A Baltimore City police officer block stands near the scene of a shooting in Baltimore on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The shootout between a man in a violence-prone Baltimore district and a police officer taking p...
    Baltimore's interim police chief says a suspect died and an officer was wounded in a shootout in a violence-prone Baltimore district where a crime suppression initiative was taking place.More >>
    Baltimore's interim police chief says a suspect died and an officer was wounded in a shootout in a violence-prone Baltimore district where a crime suppression initiative was taking place.More >>
Powered by Frankly