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CALIFORNIA PESTICIDE RESTRICTION
LOS ANGELES _ The nation’s most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The decision comes after regulators in several states have taken steps in recent years to restrict the pesticide currently used on about 60 different crops in California, including grapes, almonds and oranges. Hawaii banned it last year and New York lawmakers recently sent a bill to the governor outlawing use of the pesticide. SENT: 720 words, photos.
LAST HAWAIIAN PRINCESS
HONOLULU _ A judge is allowing a 93-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress to switch lawyers in a legal fight over control of her $215 million estate. Abigail Kawananakoa is considered a princess because she’s a descendent of the family that ruled the islands before the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. She’s trying to regain control of her estate after she suffered a stroke in 2017. A judge last year ruled she lacks mental capacity to manage her trust. SENT: 420 words.
HONOLULU _ Honolulu must contribute more money to help finance construction of the city’s rail project before getting any of the $744 million in federal funding that has been withheld. UPCOMING: 300 words.
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