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Hawaiians honor Hulihee, King
The award is given each year to recognize a Native Hawaiian business or professional for exemplary achievement in business, the professions or community service. The chamber presented the award at its awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
Hulihee, 84, established Royal Contracting Co. in 1961 as a one-man operation. Under his leadership, Royal Contracting has become one of the largest engineering and construction firms in the state.
King, 86, has been a U.S. District Court judge in Hawai'i since 1972 and has served as chief judge and senior judge. He is active in the Republican Party and is a member of several community boards.
The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 to encourage and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians. Proceeds from from last night's dinner will go to a scholarship fund for Native Hawaiian students.
Hanauma Bay center praised
The city's Hanauma Bay Marine Education Center has been honored for its architecture by the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The Kahili Award was given to the bay one of 15 entries selected at the bureau's 12th annual Keep It Hawai'i luncheon in Waikiki. The education center is an 8,100-square-foot facility with a theater, an education alcove, gift shop and food concession.
The Keep It Hawai'i program recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who distinguish themselves by preserving and celebrating Hawai'i's unique culture.
Waimalu forum to discuss war
Lawmakers from Pearl City and 'Aiea will hold a war preparedness town meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Waimalu Elementary School cafeteria.
Representatives from the National Guard, Civil Defense, American Red Cross and the police and fire departments will discuss their efforts in preparing for the impact of war on Hawai'i.
Agenda to cover road resurfacing
The Kahalu'u Neighborhood Board will discuss a Kamehameha Highway resurfacing project from Waiahole Valley Road to Crouching Lion at its meeting at 7 tonight at KEY Project, 47-200 Waihe'e Road.
The agenda also includes a summary of the drug forum held April 1 and a presentation for a conditional use permit for a Waihe'e Place property.