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Counties to receive larger share of hotel tax

MEDIA RELEASE The state Legislature passed out on final reading a bill that will increase the counties’ share of the transient accommodation tax (TAT). The measure will now go to the governor for further consider. The governor can sign, veto or let the bill become law without his signature. The Legislature believes that increasing the […]

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Senate District 1 to receive nearly $52M in funding

MEDIA RELEASE The state supplemental budget bill includes nearly $52 million for Senatorial District 1, which consists of South Hilo, including portions of Paukaa, Piihonua, Kaumana, Waiakea, and Keaukaha, represented by Sen. Gilbert Kahele. “I fought to secure funding for our district so that our communities are maintained and that we remain economically viable,” Kahele […]

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Sen. Kahele introduces legislation to honor Hokulea and its voyages

Senator Gilbert Kahele introduced two resolutions supporting the efforts of the Hōkūle‘a. One resolution urges Gov. Neil Abercrombie to proclaim 2014 as the Year of the Worldwide Voyage while the other urges the state and state entities to support the Hōkūle‘a and their crew as they journey around the world.

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Additional funding released for Lanakila Homes renovations

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Gilbert Kahele (District 1, Hilo) has announced Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $7.5M for Lanakila Homes. These funds will go toward renovations of the existing structures and buildings that are in urgent need of repair and maintenance. “Appropriating the proper funds and financial support for Lanakila Homes has always been one of […]

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Kahele honored with ‘Legislator of the Year Award’

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Psychological Association has honored Sen. Gilbert Kahele with the Legislator of the Year Award. Kahele was given the award for his outstanding contributions to psychology and mental health services in the state and for advocating for the care of the medically underserved. “I am truly humbled with the award that the […]

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Governor approves funds for Hilo airport cargo facility

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $14 million in airport revenue bonds to finance an incomplete Capital Improvement Project (CIP) at the Hilo International Airport. Construction of the Hold Cargo Building/Light Industrial Facility began in December 2008 but due to funding limitations the project was reduced. “We became aware that only part of the […]

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Kahele hosts Hilo town hall meeting (June 19)

Kahele hosts Hilo town hall meeting (June 19)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Gilbert Kahele is inviting residents to a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Hilo High School Cafeteria. Kahele, who represents Kau, Puna and Hilo, will be giving residents a post 2012 Legislature update, including a discussion on Capital Improvement Projects in the East Hawaii district. “I highly […]

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Kahele announces state Senate candidacy

Kahele announces state Senate candidacy

MEDIA RELEASE State Sen. Gilbert Kahele has announced his candidacy and plans to submit his nomination papers at 8 a.m. Friday, April 20 at the Hilo County Clerk’s Office. Kahele, who was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to serve as the state Senator for District Two last year, is a Hilo resident and Hawaii Island […]

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State funding for creates jobs, stimulates economy

State funding for creates jobs, stimulates economy

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie is releasing Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the Waimea to Ka‘u areas. “I would like to thank the Governor for releasing the funding for these much needed projects,” said Sen. Malama Solomon, who represents District 1, encompassing Waimea, Hamakua, North Hilo, Hilo and Keaukaha. “The projects will greatly impact […]

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Tokunaga, Cate recognized with Small Business Awards

Tokunaga, Cate recognized with Small Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Gilbert Kahele, along with his colleagues, has honored Hawaii recipients of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Awards with a Certificate of Recognition. Big Island residents Michael Tokunaga received the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award and Constance Cate received the 2012 Home-Based Business Champion of the Year Award. They were […]

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Kahele, Solomon recognize Hilo restaurant owners

Kahele, Solomon recognize Hilo restaurant owners

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Gilbert Kahele and Malama Solomon, along with their colleagues in the State Senate, honored Debra Ching Maiava and Ric Maiava of Ken’s House of Pancakes in Hilo for being named 2012 Junior Achievement of Hawaii Business Hall of Fame Laureates. They were among four local businesses named to the hall of fame […]

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Kahele honors recipients of the UH Hilo awards banquet

Kahele honors recipients of the UH Hilo awards banquet

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Gilbert Kahele was among several dignitaries at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Banquet. He will be presenting certificates of recognition to the awardees. The event was Friday, Feb. 24 at UH Hilo’s Campus Center Dining Hall. “It is an honor to be part of this […]

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Kahele to give Highway 130 update (Dec. 1)

Kahele to give Highway 130 update (Dec. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island’s District 2 State Sen. Gilbert Kahele is hosting a Highway 130 update at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in Puna. Building upon the DOT forum in September, Kahele will specifically address all State Highway 130 projects in Puna and to help clarify some of the issues that were addressed in September […]

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Hawai'i Island's District 2 State Senator Gilbert Kahele hosts his final "Talk Story" forum this Wednesday (Nov 16) at Waiakea High School in Hilo. Senator Kahele is using this final forum to hear the concerns of his constituents in the largest community in East Hawai'i, Hilo. These forums have allowed him to help prepare for the upcoming 27th legislative session in January as well as provide a re-cap of his recently completed freshman legislative term.

Senator Kahele’s final “Talk Story” forum Wednesday (Nov 16) in Hilo

Hawai’i Island’s District 2 State Senator Gilbert Kahele hosts his final “Talk Story” forum this Wednesday (Nov 16) at Waiakea High School in Hilo. Senator Kahele is using this final forum to hear the concerns of his constituents in the largest community in East Hawai’i, Hilo. These forums have allowed him to help prepare for […]

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