States of the Union: Hawaii

Find out how high gas prices are affecting the Aloha State, the most isolated state in the union – and one that depends on tourism. Plus: why Hawaii has been such a liberal state over the past 40 years. Ira Rohter is professor of politics at the University of Hawaii – Manoa.

States of the Union fact of the week: Hawaii is the only state in the United States that has a royal palace.