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October 16, 2013

Government Shutdown Ends After Agreement

Visitors can again watch another sunrise at Haleakalā, after an agreement was reached in Congress to end what has been a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government.
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February 20, 2011

Congresswoman Hirono Successfully Defends Native Hawaiian Education Program

In a vote Friday, the U.S. House passed the Young-Hirono Amendment, 313-117 saving the Native Hawaiian Education Act and the Alaska Native Education Equity Act.
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August 24, 2010

Hawaii wins $75 million in Race to the Top funds for education

Hawaii is among an elite list of 10 states and the District of Columbia that will receive Race to the Top school funding.  The U.S. Department of Education made the announcement this morning as part of a second round of picks in the school reform grant competition.  The winners will share in the $3.4 billion... Read more »
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July 19, 2010

All four Hawaii counties declared Agricultural Disaster Zones

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has designated all four counties in Hawaii as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by this year’s drought.  A Secretarial disaster designation makes farm operators and producers in both primary and contiguous counties eligible to be considered for Farm... Read more »
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June 25, 2010

$331,000 federal grant to help Maui’s low income farm workers

Maui has been awarded a labor grant to help low-income farm workers.  The $331,137 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is being overseen by Maui Economic Opportunity.  Anyone who has been employed as an agricultural worker over the past two years is encouraged to apply for assistance.  Fundign will go toward job training, educational... Read more »
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July 09, 2009

$16.2 MILLION SECURED FOR HAWAII AGRICULTURE PROJECTS

More than $1.8 million dollars was secured for continued funding of the Upcountry Maui Watershed project.  The funds are part of a larger $16.2 million appropriation included in an agriculture bill that passed out of the U.S. House today.  The Upcountry watershed supplies irrigation to farmers and ranchers in Upper Kula through a dedicated distribution... Read more »
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February 26, 2009

HIRONO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU PUBLIC HOUSING

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono announced the awarding of a $16,245,443 federal grant to fund repairs and modernize public housing in Hawaii. Projects include re-roofing and renovating units in Wailuku, Maui and in Honoka`a on the island of Hawai`i, as well as updating aging elevators and upgrading electrical systems across the state. Hirono said the funding... Read more »
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