More on O‘ahu Updates
This morning in Honolulu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) met with the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, to discuss current missions, national security concerns, and issues that affect Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the current budgetary constraints and their impact on maintenance and readiness. They also spoke about preparing for hurricane season, upcoming RIMPAC exercises, and disaster readiness for the state of Hawaiʻi.
This morning in Waimanalo, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) experienced every step of the farm-to-table efforts that have made the local café ʻAi Love Nalo so successful—in more ways than just its bottom line. Owners Malia Smith and Kevin Vaccarello have a passion for making healthy, delicious, sustainable food accessible to everyone. It all starts with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables like the ones you’ll find on their 5-acre parcel just down the road at Palaka Moon Farm, where they planted Russian Kale with Rep.
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.
This morning in Kaneʻohe, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) toured the Marimed Foundation’s campus, farm, and ship to learn about the organization’s experiential-based therapy as an alternative to incarceration for court appointed juveniles in Windward Oʻahu. The young men enrolled in the program learn to farm, fish, and sail, work as a member of a team, and develop life skills, while earning school credits. Many of them have their sights set on attending college, teaching, farming, or serving in the military—opportunities they had never considered possible.