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August 22, 2016

Maui Students Honored in STEM Education

Senator Hirono honored Maui students who were finalists for the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award at MEDB’s 10th Annual Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner.
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June 22, 2016

Hirono Promotes Hawai’i STEM Opportunities

Sen. Hirono met with NSA leaders in Washington D.C. to discuss promoting STEM careers for Hawai'i students.
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June 08, 2016

Hawai‘i on the Hill Summit ‘Gets Down to Business’

Sen. Mazie Hirono welcomed nearly 75 members of Hawai‘i’s business community to Capitol Hill today for the Third Annual Hawai‘i on the Hill Policy Summit.
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May 03, 2016

Hawaiʻi Leaders Call for Funding To Fight Zika

Although there have been no "locally-acquired" cases in Hawaiʻi, there were nine confirmed cases of Zika since 2015, which includes a case of an infected infant born with microcephaly, a serious birth defect directly linked to Zika. Companies like Hawaiʻi Biotech are racing to develop a vaccine.
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March 29, 2016

Soil Transport Precautions Taken Against Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death

State officials say the restriction on soil may affect those traveling to the Merrie Monarch Festival and purchasing potted plants on Hawaiʻi Island.
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March 28, 2016

Gabbard Meets With Displaced Maui Sugar Workers

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard meets with residents losing their jobs this year as a result of A&B's decision to cease sugar operations at HC&S.
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March 24, 2016

Millions of Dollars in Federal Funding Approved for HC&S Workers

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor approved a petition for federal aid that will provide millions of dollars in federal funding for displaced workers at the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company on Maui.
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March 17, 2016

Hirono Urges Approval of ILWU Petition for Maui Sugar Worker Assistance

Senator Hirono urged US Labor Secretary Perez to expedite review and approval of the ILWU's request for TAA, and Alternative TAA for Maui sugar workers displaced by the cessation of sugar production.
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March 08, 2016

Hirono Presses Forest Service to do More to Combat Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death

Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, first observed as impacting 15,000 acres of Hawai‘i Island’s ‘ōhi‘a forest in 2014, now has spread to twice that, with more than 30,000 acres affected.
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February 02, 2016

Hirono Nominates 3 Maui Students to 2020 US Service Academies

Three Maui students are among a list of 46 across the state nominated to US military service academies by US Senator Mazie Hirono for the Class of 2020.
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January 19, 2016

Hirono Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision To Hear Immigration Case

Hirono said the US Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments in the US v Texas case is, "a step forward for the millions of undocumented immigrants who remain trapped in the shadows.”
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January 15, 2016

Hirono Returns From Middle East Meetings

One year after supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Nuclear Deal), Sen. Mazie K. Hirono traveled to the Middle East to discuss JCPOA’s implementation and broader security challenges in the region.
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January 13, 2016

Sen. Hirono Comments on State of Union Address

The president emphasized that quality education is a key part in the continued success of our country.
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December 18, 2015

Hirono: Top 10 Reasons the Federal Budget Bill Will Benefit Hawaiʻi

Hirono today supported the bipartisan omnibus package, a $1.1 trillion bill that funds the government, including a number of programs that will help Hawaii families, through September.
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July 30, 2015

Hirono: “While Imperfect, Highway Bill Will Increase Funding For Hawaiʻi”

Under the transportation bill, Hawaiʻi’s highway funding increases from a current level of $163 million to $171 million in the first year of the bill, a nearly 5% increase, and up to $197 million in fiscal year 2021, a 20% increase from current funding levels. According to Hirono, the bill in its current form does not provide funding for the full six years.
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