THE OFFICIAL PORTRAIT OF PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK was unveiled Thursday in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. The presentation happened on the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX, the congressional legislation co-authored and championed by Mink, that led to the expansion of gender equity across the country. Using the withholding of federal funding for schools that discriminate against women in any of their programs and policies, most famously sports, Title IX paved the way for much success of women in academics, their careers after school, and in athletics.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who knew Mink well and talks of being inspired by her upbringing on a sugar plantation and success in public public policy, posted, "Patsy Mink was guided by one word: perseverance.
|Patsy Mink on the cover of Time Magazine in 1972 with|
headline Leveling the Playing Field. On Thursday her
portrait was unveiled in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
Congressmen Kai Kahele who attended the Mink portrait unveiling at the request of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, said, "Hawaiʻi's Congresswoman Patsy Mink was a fearless trailblazer who fought tirelessly to ensure that women receive equal rights and opportunities in our nation. Today, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX, it is important to honor her work and the critical role that this legislation has played in preventing discrimination and empowering women across our educational institutions. With celebration comes our continued commitment to build off of these incredible achievements. We must tackle new challenges that arise, including fighting to eliminate sexual violence and increasing female representation in STEM programs. As the representative of the congressional district that she formerly served, I strive to uphold her legacy every day by advocating for equal rights and continuing to push for increased opportunities for women."
The portrait is one in the "firsts" series, which began in 2004, honoring Members of Congress whose service changed the institution in historic ways, including by making the House more diverse and representative of the American people. This portrait of Mink – the first woman of color and first Asian-American woman in Congress, and a pioneer who brought issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans to the forefront of Congress – was commissioned by the Clerk of the House, at the recommendation of the Speaker and the direction of House Fine Arts Board Chair Zoe Lofgren. The portrait will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol as part of the House's permanent collection.
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The Park posted on Thursday: "We are buzzing with love for the endemic yellow-faced bee (hylaeus), a primary pollinator of the Kaʻū silversword, or ʻāhinahina, that grows on Mauna Loa. Over the past 20 years, park managers have partnered with public and private organizations to bring ʻāhinahina back from
|The yellow-faced bee is the pollinator for the endangered Ka'ū silversword. Photo by Janice Wei/NPS|
"Not to be a buzzkill, but seven species of Hawaiʻi hylaeus are federally listed as endangered – the first bees ever to be given this level of protection by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. But here’s some buzzworthy news: hylaeus in the park are not endangered. Look for them on Mauna Loa Trail feeding on other native flowers like ʻōhiʻa lehua and pūkiawe blossoms. Watch for a fast-flying insect, mostly black, with white or yellow markings on its face."
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Hilina Pali Road between Chain of Craters Road and Kulanaokuaiki Campground is open, but campfires are always prohibited in the campground, and at backcountry coastal
|Hilina Pali Overlook, where the road from Mauna Iki|
Trailhead is closed due to fire risk. NPS photo
The dry, grassy brushland below the Hilina Pali has seen below-average rainfall and is an area of concern for elevated fire risk.
"Park visitors are reminded to recreate responsibly. Nearly nine out of 10 wildfires nationwide are human-caused and can be prevented. Prevent wildfires by being aware of any fire restrictions in place," says the statement from the Park.
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VOLCANO VILLAGE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE welcomes walking and riding groups and individuals. It is sponsored by Volcano Community Association in Volcano Village from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Monday, July 4 parade starts at the Post Office at 9 a.m. and ends at Cooper Center on Wright Rd., followed by Cooper Center’s Independence Day celebration packed with live entertainment, craft and food vendors, keiki games and a large silent auction from 9 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. Parking maps can be found at www.thecoopercenter.org. (No parking at Cooper Center except handicap permitted vehicles with prior reservation.)
BECOME A SPONSOR AT THE 3RD ANNUAL EXPERIENCE VOLCANO FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Last year, over 2,500 visitors attended and over 40 events were featured during the EVH festival. Sign up as a sponsor at experiencevolcano.com. If you have questions, contact email@example.com. All vendor locations are taken.
SIGN UP FOR KAʻŪ COFFEE TRAIL RUNS with a change of date from July 3 to Sept. 17. Registration deadline for the annual event is Sept. 14. Organized by Hawaiʻi Island Racers, the 50K begins at 6 a.m., Half Marathon at 7 a.m., and 5K at 7:15 a.m., all starting from Kaʻū Coffee Mill at 96-2696 Wood Valley Road in Pāhala. Proceeds go to support ʻO Kaʻū Kākou. For more details on the event and registration fees, visit https://www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com/.
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