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Rep. Gabbard Makes District Visit on Maui Today

July 3, 2013, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated July 3, 9:49 PM
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard takes a tour of the Kahului Airport runway with members of the Kahului Airport Fire Rescue and receives a firetruck demonstration.  Courtesy photo.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard takes a tour of the Kahului Airport runway with members of the Kahului Airport Fire Rescue and receives a firetruck demonstration during her last district work period. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Congresswoman Tusli Gabbard is visiting Maui today as part of her latest district work period.

Stops include attendance at the Hale Mahaʻolu All-American Summer Picnic and a ride-along with the Meals on Wheels program via the Kaunoa Senior Center.

Rep. Gabbard will also meet with Bio-Logical Capital to learn about its efforts to improve employment and economic conditions on Maui; and visit Kula Country Farms to discuss ways they have made progress to better grow and sell their crops.

The visit will conclude with a meeting with the Native Hawaiian Education Maui Island Council to discuss re-authorization of the Native Hawaiian Education Act.

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