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

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

Charter School Day

Mar 20, 2017

Senator Lorraine Inouye said a few words at Charter School Day to help begin Education Week 2017. The Big Island has the most Charter Schools in the state!

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Hawai’i Says No More campaign

Mar 9, 2017

Senator Lorraine Inouye participated in the “Hawai’i Says No More” campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault toleration.

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The “Dutch” Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship

Feb 14, 2017

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…

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Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival

Feb 6, 2017

Had a wonderful time at the Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival over the weekend. Couldn’t be happier to award Betty Webster and Robert’s Hawai’i with Legislative Certificates alongside Representative Cindy Evans.

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A Third Year for Our One-Day Internship

Jan 27, 2017

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]

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29th Legislative Session Begins!

Jan 18, 2017

Today marks the beginning of the Twenty-Ninth Legislative Session of the Hawai’i State Senate. Glad to begin our 3rd year here! [nggallery id=43]

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A Peek at Waimea Middle School’s STEAM Building

Jan 6, 2017

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+…

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Puuala Village Blessed by HICDC

Dec 2, 2016

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.

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Senator Lorraine Inouye Recognized by AARP

Oct 26, 2016

Senator Lorraine has been recognized and honored by AARP for her advocacy work. Audrey Suga-Nakagawa, AARP’s Advocacy Director, stopped by the Senator’s office and presented her with a certificate recognizing her support of the CARE Act.

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