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The Associated Press

Southwest plans to fly to 4 airports

KAILUA-KONA — Southwest Airlines says it intends to fly to four Hawaii airports.

West Hawaii Today reports the Dallas-based carrier announced this week that it plans to offer service to Kona International Airport on the Big Island, Lihue Airport on Kauai, Kahului Airport on Maui and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu.

The airline is still awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to offer trips across the Pacific Ocean.


Lawmakers pass bump stock ban

HONOLULU — State lawmakers have passed legislation banning bump stocks.

Bump stocks allow guns to be fired like assault weapons. The gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas in October used the device.

The state Senate voted 24-0 to pass the measure last week. The House passed the bill earlier this month. Spokeswoman for Gov. David Ige, Jodi Leong, says he supports the bill.

Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington and Vermont have each banned the devices since the Las Vegas shooting.

Hawaii lawmakers backing the bill say they want to do all they can to ensure mass shootings don’t occur in the islands.