Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard released a statement today, calling for immediate review of the care that 68-year old Vietnam combat veteran Roy Hall received from the Hilo VA clinic before his death on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Members of Hawaii's congressional delegation said Wednesday that they are looking at ways to improve the safety and working conditions of hundreds of foreign workers that crew Hawaii fishing vessels following an Associated Press investigation that found instances of human trafficking, wages as low as 70 cents per hour and unsanitary boat conditions.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) issued the statement below today in response to the report by the Associated Press on alarming labor abuses and human rights violations in the U.S. fishing industry:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - Five Hawaii teachers were honored by the White House on Friday as among 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The teachers also received Congressional certificates from U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
The Hawaii awardees are:
Maui's Eliza Yoshida was among five teachers from Hawaii who were recognized by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in Washington DC last week for their work in mathematics and science teaching.
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) was presented to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process at the state level.