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Statement on Japanese Tsunami Disaster

Mar 22, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Statement on Japanese Tsunami Disaster

Growing up in Hilo having experienced 3 tidal waves in 1946, 1957 and 1960 had a profound effect upon me. Seeing the loss of life and devastation in Japan reminded me of the same experiences many went through in Hilo and across the State of Hawai’i. I can only express my sincere condolences and sympathy to the Japanese people who were victims of this terrible disaster albeit uncontrollable. The suffering that they have endured both during the tsunami and in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster is something that no one should experience in their lifetime. During this time we should all have our Japanese friends in our hearts and pray for a quick recovery to their country and its citizens.
Senator Gilbert Kahele
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Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Community Forum

Mar 12, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Community Forum, March 12th 2011

On March 12th Senator Gil Kahele and Representative Bob Herke’s attended a community forum in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates hosted by the Kahuku Country Advertiser. One of the top issues discussed was the status of the County of Hawai’i water well. The remote Ka’u subdivision has been waiting for the completion of a county water well, but the project has suffered delays and cost complications. In attendance was Department of Water Supply Chief Milton Pavao and residents had the chance to sound off on the project and delays. Senator Kahele said he recognizes the water project as an important issue facing the sprawling private subdivision and will do whatever he can to help the situation move forward as quickly as possible.

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Big Island Legislative Tour

Feb 26, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Big Island Legislative Tour

Senator Kahele along with other Senate colleagues took part in a 2 day Big Island Legislative tour Feb. 26th and 27th. Drawing on Senator Malama Solomon’s perspective that Hawai’i Island is a place which requires “big thinking” and utilizing innovative ideas of “public-private partnerships” the group took several tours over the 2 day period. Starting in Waimea at the Kamuela Vacuum Cooling Plant then up to Mauna Kea for a tour of the 30 Meter Telescope and ending Saturday afternoon at the Puna Geothermal Venture Power Plant. On Sunday Senator Kahele toured the Green Point Nursery, Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Hu Honua Bioenergy Plant and finally ending at Hamakua Springs Farm with longtime Hamakua farmer Richard Ha.

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