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Hawai‘i officials have formally submitted a written response advocating Honolulu as the host location for the Barack Obama Presidential Center. The effort is being led by the University of Hawai‘i with full support from the State of Hawai‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, and in cooperation with institutional and community partners across the state. Courtesy photo, Barack Obama Presidential Center.
Hawaiʻi Proposes an Action-Oriented Obama Presidential Center
December 11th, 2014 · 31 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

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

Hana storm damage. Courtesy photo by Jun Pua.
President Declares Disaster for Hawaii’s March Storm
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

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.

File photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawai’i Delegation Votes in Support of Compromise Bill, Default Averted
August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

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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Akaka’s Decades of Service Praised, Successor Speculation Begins
March 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

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

Congressional bill honors 442nd Combat Team and WWII Nisei Veterans
Congressional bill honors 442nd Combat Team and WWII Nisei Veterans
October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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 […]

Dr. Davianna Pomaika`i McGregor.  “I have many years of experience as an advocate for the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary subsistence, cultural and religious customs and practices. I think this will be an important factor in planning for the future of Kanaloa Kaho`olawe under a sovereign native Hawaiian entity.”
Governor appoints McGregor as new Kahoolawe Commissioner
August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

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 […]

File photo with U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (center). By Wendy Osher.
Inouye becomes second longest serving U.S. Senator
June 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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 […]

Image Courtesy Hawaii News Now.
National Reporter Teri Okita returns to Hawaii TV
May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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 […]

This image of the H1N1 influenza virus was taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory. Courtesy the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
H1N1 was confirmed in Hawaii one year ago today
May 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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 […]

President Obama Names Kobayashi to United States District Court
President Obama Names Kobayashi to United States District Court
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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 […]

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