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September 24, 2012

Maui Part of $12M UH Workforce Development Grant

UH will receive a $12,665,892 to fund workforce development programs, technical training, and job placement programs on Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii.
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July 26, 2012

Ocean and Atmospheric Agency Funds UH Marine Projects

Hawaii's congressional delegation announced the award of $2,275,356 to the University of Hawai'i for the conservation, protection and monitoring of Hawaii's marine environment.
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December 23, 2011

Obama Signs Off With “Aloha” as Payroll Tax Cut Extension Passes

"This is some good news, just in the nick of time for the holidays," said Obama during a press briefing this morning, before his planned trip to Hawaii.
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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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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 03, 2010

Three Hawaii groups awarded federal funds for betterment of Native communities

Three Hawaii organizations were awarded a total of $737,047 in federal funds from the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.  Recipients include Hawaii First FCU, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and the Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana. The funding is aimed at better addressing the community development and capital access needs of... Read more »
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April 27, 2009


Maui’s Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is getting $7.3 million in stimulus funds through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The funds will be used for the design and construction of an energy efficient administrative and visitors building that replaces a structure that was previously destroyed by fire. The funds are part of a larger... Read more »
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February 20, 2009


(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka will speak at the dedication of the renovated Lanai Union Church today (February 20).  The Senator’s brother, Kahu Abraham Akaka, served the church more than fifty years ago.  The building was originally the town’s Buddhist temple and was given to the church near the... Read more »
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January 08, 2009


A 15-year-veteran of the National Park Service has been selected to serve as the next Superintendent at Haleakala.  Sarah Creachbaum replaces Marilyn Parris who is retiring at the end of the month. Creachbaum is expected to move from Guam, where she is superintendent of War in the Pacific National Historical Park and, on Saipan, the... Read more »
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