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Hawaii lawmakers negotiate limits to shield law

HONOLULU (AP) — State Rep. Karl Rhoads says ongoing negotiations about the Hawaii shield law could lead to fewer protections for bloggers. 
Lawmakers met to discuss new limits to the shield law on Monday. But they postponed voting on them until Thursday. 
The law that protects journalists from revealing their sources will expire in June if lawmakers don't come to an agreement. 
Sen. Clayton Hee is seeking to remove protections for free newspapers, online newspapers and reporters' unpublished notes. 
He also wants to give defendants in criminal cases more power to subpoena information. 
Rhoads countered last week with a proposal that maintains protections for free, digital newspapers, but accepts other changes. 
He says the ongoing discussions could lead to less protection for bloggers but more protection for unpublished information.

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