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Hilo state senator hospitalized, misses opening day of legislative session

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hilo State Sen. Gil Kahele was absent from the first day of the 2016 legislative session on Wednesday because he’s undergoing medical treatment, Senate President Ron Kouchi said.

Kouchi said Kahele is at the Queen’s Medical Center for his treatment.

No further details were released, but Kouchi issued the following statement:

Our thoughts and well wishes go out to Senator Kahele and his family.  His family requests privacy at this time.  Senator Kahele would like to say ‘Mahalo nui loa’ for the support, thoughts and prayers and he looks forward to returning to his Senate duties.

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