News, events, and information for the Communities of District 4.
North Hilo, Hamakua, Waimea, North Kohala, Kawaihae, Puako, Waikoloa, Waiki’i, North Kona
A generous scholarship has been created for High School Seniors by Big Island resident Richard Smylie. The “Dutch” Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship honors the legacy of Gustav “Dutch” Schuman, former Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner. All seniors with a background in ranching, cattle and/or horses and accepted to a two or four year college are encouraged…Read More
It was our third year hosting an international student for a one-day internship at the Capitol. It was a pleasure to meet Paulius Museikis from Lithuania, who is attending Parker School in Waimea. Mahalo nui to the International Hospitality Center for providing the legislature an opportunity to model American democracy at work. [nggallery id=44]Read More
Waimea Middle School treated Senator Lorraine to a hard-hat peek at its still-under-construction STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) building to see its progress and to introduce an expanded vision. The goal is for it to become a professional development center led by a STEAM Project Coordinator to assist not only for the 250+…Read More
Puualala Village, a 30-unit self-help housing program in Pepeekeo, was recently blessed by The Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation (HICDC). The blessing was officiated by Kahu Daniel Akaka Jr. Senator Lorraine was happy to be a part of it. Puualala Village was made possible by a generous contribution of the Hauoli Mau Loa Foundation.Read More
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