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Going after NACO for convening in Hawaii may be a bit of a cheap shot, but it's one that local TV news will never be able to resist. So you wonder why the organization insists on meeting there --- unless they figure it's so far away that the local stations won't spend the money to send a crew taking pictures of the commissioners out on the beach.
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