HONOLULU (WKOW) -- Lawmakers in Hawaii are asking President Barack Obama to create his presidential library in the Aloha State, where he was born and raised.
Hawaii's Tourism, Culture and International Affairs Committee unanimously passed a resolution Monday encouraging the president to choose Hawaii for the library. It will serve as a repository for the documents and records of his presidency.
Legislatures will send the resolution to Obama if it is passed by the state's full House. That passage seems likely, because 47 of 51 representatives agreed to it. Several Republicans are supporting the effort.
Illinois will likely challenge Hawaii for Obama's library.
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