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A 911-texting service is being launched for the state of Hawaii.
“The text-to-911 service provides practical mobile emergency communications,” Hawaii Gov. David Ige said at press conference Thursday. “This can be important to the disadvantaged community, the disabled, deaf and hard of hearing. Hawaii is proud to join six other states that have deployed this service across the country.”
Honolulu, HI—U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced federal funding totaling $1 million that will help increase availability, affordability and improve the quality of child care programs for Native Hawaiian families through Maui Family Support Services.
Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement today after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Hawaiʻi, which triggers the release of federal funds to help communities recover from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred September 11-14, 2016.
Wailuku, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) was on Maui today assessing the devastating damage in Iao Valley caused by the recent torrential flooding. She inspected the homes, properties, and landscapes that were destroyed and reviewed the recovery efforts that are underway. The congresswoman visited with a few families that suffered serious losses. She heard especially moving stories from Wayne and Flora Wong, Stephen and Lisa Higa, and the Horcajo Family, whose personal stories of resilience and courage are inspiring.
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) announced today that 14 Hawaiʻi Health Centers will receive a total of $753,064 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support health information technology (IT) enhancements. The funding is part of more than $87 million provided by HHS to 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.