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News, events, and information for the Communities of District 4.

North Hilo, Hamakua, Waimea, North Kohala, Kawaihae, Puako, Waikoloa, Waiki’i, North Kona

Words to live by.

Jun 14, 2018

My favorite quote and words I live by… In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family, be completely present. ~ LAO TZU

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A Message from Lorraine

Apr 26, 2018

I’m Lorraine Rodero Inouye, and I couldn’t be prouder to be your Senator, representing and fighting for our fantastic district and Hawaiʻi Island. We’re having a significant impact inside the “Big Square Box,” aka the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, where I’m working hard to put our shared values into action. It’s my privilege to work for…

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March 2018 Legislative Update

Mar 20, 2018

Session 2018… This session is proving to be very fast-paced. By the time you receive this, the Senate should be hearing House bills and contemplating conference. I continue to balance my role as Chair of the Senate Transportation and Energy (TRE) Committee, weighing the needs of my committee and the needs of my constituency. I…

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Medical Training Program

Jul 10, 2017

UH’s School of Medicine (JABSOM) announced their new OB/GYN Residency and new OBGYN Clinic at HILO Bay. Full article here: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/medical-training-program-expands

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Filipino Veterans Burial Assistance Law

Jul 10, 2017

HB1420 HD1 SD1 CD1 – RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE was signed into law this morning appropriating funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines.

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Bill Signing Ceremony for HB 942

Jul 6, 2017

Senator Lorraine attended a Bill Signing Ceremony recently at the Governor’s office honoring Veterans of Filipino Ancestry for HB 942. HB 942 authorizes the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II, with all costs to…

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Hawai‘i Women’s Legislative Caucus Bills Signed

Jul 5, 2017

[nggallery id=46] Newly enacted laws support womens health, improve healthcare access, and protect children. More information here: http://bigislandnow.com/2017/07/09/governor-signs-bills-submitted-by-hawaii-women%CA%BBs-legislative-caucus/

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Memorialization Ceremony in honor of Lt. Col. Henry Hara

Jun 1, 2017

It’s been a busy and very informative few days…Last week I was privileged to attend the Memorialization Ceremony in honor of Lt. Col. Henry Hara at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Keaukaha. I also had the opportunity to visit three schools in District 4 with Senator Michelle Kidani, Chair of the Senate Education Committee…

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Hawaii County Dental Society’s dinner

May 24, 2017

Attended last night’s Hawaii County Dental Society’s dinner with Senator Kahele and Representative Nakashima. Great evening and good to see everyone.

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