More on Maui Updates
Washington, DC– Today, Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $20,000,000 grant to the University of Hawaii System for a clean water research project. The project, titled Ike Wai from the Hawaiian words for knowledge and water, will address the critical needs of the state to maintain its supply of clean water, most of which comes from groundwater sources.
Puʻunene, HI—This morning on Maui, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) gathered with workers at Hawaii’s last sugar plantation who are in the process of being laid off this year as a result of Alexander & Baldwin's (A&B) decision to cease operations at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S).
Honolulu, HI—This morning at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine(JABSOM), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted a roundtable with leading local, national, and international experts engaged in dengue and Zika virus research, readiness, and response. They talked about the most accurate, up-to-date information on the diseases, the current situation of the dengue outbreak on Hawaiʻi Island, and discussed the critical steps that need to be taken to achieve immediate and long-term solutions to protect Hawaii’s people and our economy.
Wailuku, HI— Today on Maui, the Sugar Operators Work Assistance Task Force was launched to support the over 650 employees who will lose their jobs over the course of the year as a result of Alexander & Baldwin's decision to cease sugar operations at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S).