Aloha e Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your ohana.

Governor Ige and first lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, are inviting the public to a special Christmas Open House at Washington Place on December 20 from 5pm to 8pm. There will be Christmas trees and holiday decorations on display. The Priory Chamber Choir from St. Andrew's Schools will perform a musical program from 6:30pm to 7pm. Reservations are required for this event: All adults have to present a picture ID upon entrance to the property and are subject to a bag inspection. Free parking will be available at the state Department of Health (Kina‘u Building) parking lot.

Also, the Ewa Beach Community Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival will be on December 21 from 9am to 1pm at Pohakea Elementary School. The event is being sponsored by TeenBuilding USA and will include a Meet & Greet with Santa with food vendors, keiki activities, entertainment, and last-minute gifts. .

As always, please feel free to contact me at (808)586-6830 or if I can help you or your family in any way. You can also follow me on Twitter @senmikegabbard, Instagram @sengabbard, or Facebook at

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Agriculture and Environment Committee


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The Senate Committee on Agriculture & Environment, along with the House Committees on Agriculture and Energy & Environmental Protection, will receive a multi-agency briefing on the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan.

Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment

House Committee on Agriculture

House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection
Update on the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan
Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 a.m.
Conference Room 309, State Capitol