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Hilo Senator Kahele Hospitalized

January 20, 2016, 10:29 AM HST
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File photo by Josh Pacheco.

File photo by Josh Pacheco.

As the Hawai’i Legislature’s Opening Session gets underway, Hilo Senator Gil Kahele is not in attendance.

On Wednesday morning, Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi announced that the Senator is currently hospitalized.

“Senator Gil Kahele is currently in Queen’s Hospital, where he is undergoing medical testing.  Our thoughts and well wishes go out to Senator Kahele and his family.  His family requests privacy at this time.  Senator Kahele would like to say ‘Mahalo nui loa’ for the support, thoughts, and prayers and he looks forward to returning to his Senate duties.”

Senator Kahele’s current status, or cause of hospitalization, was not immediately announced.

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