More on O‘ahu Updates
This morning in Honolulu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) attended the opening ceremonies of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Conservation Congress, which is being hosted in the United States for the first time and takes place once every four years. The Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to combat global challenges.
On Wednesday night, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Hawaiʻi State House Representative Andria Tupola hosted a Town Hall meeting in Nanakuli to address long-standing transportation issues that affect residents of the Waianae Coast every single day. Farrington Highway is the only way in and out of the community, and time and time again, it has been partially or completely shut down due to accidents, severe weather, flooding, fires, and other emergency conditions.
Today on Oʻahu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard attended the remembrance ceremony honoring the late Congressman Mark Takai, who laid in state at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. Congressman Takai is one of just a few public servants who have lain in state at the Hawaiʻi Capitol, including Governor John A Burns, U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga, U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink, U.S. Senator Hiram Fong, and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye.
Honolulu, HI—This morning, hundreds gathered at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol for a remembrance ceremony honoring Congressman Mark Takai as he lies in state. A public viewing is open at the State Capitol until 7:00pm this evening for those who wish to honor the late congressman and his family.
Honolulu, HI—This morning, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined the City and County of Honolulu and a coalition of federal, state, and local officials in recognizing the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Radiological Security with the first-ever Homeland Security Award. The ceremony recognized Maegan Barlow, the Director of the Office of Radiological Services (OSR) at DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), for OSR’s work to enhance the security of high-risk radioactive materials in Hawaiʻi over the past decade.