Hawaii US House candidates talk military, economy

Published: Jul. 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM HST
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Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Candidates hoping to represent Hawaii in the U.S. House are sharing their positions on military intervention, veterans care and improving Hawaii's economy.

Five candidates running for the seat said in a Tuesday forum that they would not support military intervention in Iraq.

The candidates share disappointment about the problems veterans are facing getting health care. But they disagree on how to solve the problem.

Most candidates say the issue is caused by a lack of resources. But Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson says the Department of Veterans Affairs has plenty of money.

A law designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry also split candidates. Republican candidate Charles Djou says Hawaii should get an exemption from the Jones Act. But Democratic candidates want to protect the law.

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