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October 01, 2015

Hawaiʻi Lawmakers Meet with President Obama at National Summit

The Hawaiʻi lawmakers were in Washington, DC to participate in discussions on how the states can address issues including raising the minimum wage, paid family leave and sick days for workers, expanding pre-Kindergarten education, college affordability, and reforming licensing laws to allow more people to get jobs.
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May 12, 2015

Chicago Selected as Home for Future Obama Library

The Barack Obama Foundation has selected Chicago’s South Side as the future home of the "Barack Obama Presidential Center." The Foundation also intends to have a presence in Hawai‘i which was a finalist as potential partner institution.
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April 23, 2015

Ige to Attend White House State Dinner in Honor of Japan Prime Minister

Governor David Ige and Mrs. Ige will represent the State of Hawaiʻi during a White House State Dinner honoring the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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December 11, 2014

Hawaiʻi Proposes an Action-Oriented Obama Presidential Center

The University of Hawaiʻi today submitted a final written proposal to host the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu.
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April 18, 2012

President Declares Disaster for Hawaii’s March Storm

The funding specifically covers emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, and landslides in Kauai County. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
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August 02, 2011

Hawai’i Delegation Votes in Support of Compromise Bill, Default Averted

The U.S. Senate today voted 74 to 26 in favor of raising the debt ceiling, in an effort to meet the nation's deadline to pay its bills on time. Under the compromise legislation, the nation’s borrowing cap is raised, and more than $2 trillion in budget cuts is in store over the next 10 years.
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March 03, 2011

Akaka’s Decades of Service Praised, Successor Speculation Begins

The announcement quickly drew comment from colleagues who praised his service and speculation over who will succeed him.
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October 06, 2010

Congressional bill honors 442nd Combat Team and WWII Nisei Veterans

President Barack Obama signed the Congressional Gold Medal for Japanese American Veterans Act into law yesterday, honoring 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service for their heroic service and sacrifice during World War II. “This well-deserved Congressional Gold Medal honors the Nisei veterans and demonstrates the greatness of our... Read more »
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August 20, 2010

Governor appoints McGregor as new Kahoolawe Commissioner

Longtime Protect Kahoolawe Ohana organizer and spokesperson, Davianna Pomaikai McGregor was appointed to serve on the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Governor Linda Lingle made the appointment, which is still subject to state Senate confirmation.  McGregor, who is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has participated as a consultant in numerous studies and... Read more »
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June 16, 2010

Inouye becomes second longest serving U.S. Senator

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye was honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday as one of the longest serving senators in U.S. History.  He passed former Senator Strom Thurmond to become the second longest serving Senator in the nation. Inouye took the oath of office in 1963, just a few years after Hawaii... Read more »
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May 19, 2010

National Reporter Teri Okita returns to Hawaii TV

National reporter and KGMB alum, Teri Okita returns to Hawaii as a reporter later this summer with Hawaii News Now.  The longtime Hawaii resident left the islands 14 years ago and has been working for the past 10 as a correspondent for the CBS affiliate Newspath—first out of Washington, D.C. and then, Los Angeles. “I... Read more »
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May 05, 2010

H1N1 was confirmed in Hawaii one year ago today

It’s been one year since the first documented case of H1N1 or the swine flu occurred in Hawaii.  The first incident was reported on May 5, 2009 when a husband and wife couple and an unrelated child were confirmed to have the virus. The World Health Organization declared H1N1 a “pandemic” the following month, the... Read more »
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April 21, 2010

President Obama Names Kobayashi to United States District Court

President Barack Obama today nominated Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi, to the U.S. District Court of Hawaii.  The nomination was one of five announced today. Judge Kobayashi serves as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Hawaii, a position she has held since 1999.  Prior to her appointment, she was an associate attorney (1984-1991) and... Read more »
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July 10, 2009


President Barack Obama today announced his intent to nominate Florence T. Nakakuni as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii.  Nakakuni becomes the first female to be nominated for the post.  The 57-year-old federal prosecutor has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the past 24 years. She presently serves as Chief of the Drug... Read more »
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January 19, 2009


MAUI DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S SPECIAL GATHERING TO WATCH THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA There will be a number of celebrations on Maui on Tuesday to mark the inauguration Celebration for President-elect Barack Obama.  The Democratic Party of Maui begins the day with an inauguration viewing party at 6:30 a.m. at Charley’s Saloon & Restaurant in Paia.  Interested... Read more »
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