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Obama at ease, if not at home, in native Hawaii

Jan 06, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Amid growing public opposition, the Honolulu City Council recently dropped a proposal to rename a popular beach in honor of President Obama. Last year, Hawaii's Legislature adjourned without acting on a bill that would designate the president's birthday as a state holiday. To this day, would-be landmarks such as the apartments where Obama lived are without tangible tributes to the man many here once knew simply as Barry.

Despite the immense pride Hawaiians profess about Obama's historic ri...