***Commentary*** Excellent News For Pahoa

It’s an excellent day for Puna — Pahoa Booster, c/o Kalani Honua, received $92,000 to assist Pahoa High and Intermediate School restart its football program. The Puna Regional Library received $800,000 toward a new library for Pahoa. And Puna Community Medical Center received $750,000 to establish an emergency room on state land in Pahoa. Thank you to our BigIsland delegation (our Puna Sen. Russell Ruderman and Rep. Faye Hanohano, and to all their colleagues in the Senate Ways andMeans Committee and theHouse Finance Committee. — Tiffany Edwards Hunt

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  1. Hugh Clark
    Hugh Clark says:

    I would urge caution about premature celebrating.

    The deal is not closed until all 76 ‘fAt people’ sing bye bye.

    A lifetime of disappointments tells us it is to done session after its is truly over. And even then,the governor must add his consent and then proceed or the triumph is false.

  2. Cheryl King
    Cheryl King says:

    This is really good news. Pahoa definitely needs its own public library. It is also to be hoped that the combined Pahoa High and Intermediate School get a librarian so that students have access to a school library during the day.

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