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Sen. Inouye to Hold Talk Story

March 19, 2018, 3:28 PM HST
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Sen. Lorraine Inouye. Photo by ThinkTech Hawaii -https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53893798

Sen. Lorraine Inouye (Dist. 4 – Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona) invites Hawai‘i Island residents to talk story and weigh-in on key measures that are moving through the Legislature during this session.

The Town Hall Talk Story session will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Prince Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Elementary and Intermediate School, 27-330 Old Māmalahoa Highway, in Pāpa‘ikou.

The Sunday, March 25, 2018, meeting is the second of Sen. Inouye’s Legislative Talk Story sessions for residents of Senate District 4.

“This is an opportunity to talk about the very challenging issues and concerns faced by individuals, families and kūpuna, and also by businesses, farmers and not-for-profit organizations,” said Sen. Inouye. “This is what being a state Senator is all about—having the experience and relationships to work with residents from throughout our very diverse district to problem solve and create opportunities.”

Measures of particular interest to the Pāpa‘ikou community include a $1.5 million Capital Improvement Program funding request to build a covered court complete with night lighting and necessary fencing at Kalaniana‘ole School.

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Also of interest to Kalaniana‘ole School families will be SB2083 to secure funding to introduce Expanded Learning Opportunities, also known as after-school programs, for this Title I school.

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There will be time for discussion on other community-specific issues including the Our Care, Our Choice bill, proposed legislation to create an airport authority, kūpuna care and invasive species eradication efforts.

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