Hard hit by an epidemic of meeting cancellations, Hawaii is turning to favorite son President Barack Obama for some needed relief. Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, the state’s four mayors, as well as 90 business, hospitality, and tourism leaders, wrote to Obama last week bemoaning Hawaii’s loss of tourism jobs and dollars, and asking him to oppose any government measures that would restrict legitimate business travel. The letter is a response to the passage of the stimulus bill in February, ...

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