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Lucky We Live Hawaii

My husband Vern took this wonderfully beautiful photo this morning from our home along the Hamakua Coast. Some of the nicest sunrises are seen every morning from East Hawaii.

We’re Purpled up!!

“Purple Up for the National Month of the Military Child” is an annual observance that allows all Americans to celebrate military children. Purple references the joint environment of the military – encompassing all service branches, , Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans, and encourages everyone to wear purple.The Hawai’i State Senate recognizes all military-connected…

March 2018 Legislative Update

Session 2018… This session is proving to be very fast-paced. By the time you receive this, the Senate should be hearing House bills and contemplating conference. I continue to balance my role as Chair of the Senate Transportation and Energy (TRE) Committee, weighing the needs of my committee and the needs of my constituency. I…

Words to live by.

My favorite quote and words I live by… In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family, be completely present. ~ LAO TZU