The below articles were posted on the Honolulu Civil Beat and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s statewide paper, about Linda Lingle’s energy positions and her attacks on Mazie Hirono’s own energy positions.
Toward the end of his Hawaiian blessing at U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono’s East Hawaii campaign headquarters, the Rev. Danny Akaka Jr. prayed that Hirono would go on to “lanakila” -- victory -- in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono on Tuesday said easing visa restrictions for Chinese visitors could fuel tourism in Hawaii, but former U.S. Rep. Ed Case said the bill's lack of progress in Congress suggests Hirono is not effective.
The National Geographic Society Education Foundation named Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono of Hawai’i as a Geography Legislator of the Year for her steadfast support for improving K-12 geography education.
According to Hirono, VISIT USA addresses a lost opportunity. “When you think that some 54 million Chinese tourists are traveling all over the world each year, and only about 800,000 of them come to the U.S., and only about 62,000 come to Hawaii…
“For the sake of Americans everywhere looking for a job, let’s create opportunities to get more people back to work and boost our economy. That’s one of the best ways to reduce our deficit,” said Congresswoman Hirono.