Lingle to receive award for diversity in government
Gov. Linda Lingle will be honored this week at the Diversity and Women Leadership Summit.
At a gala dinner on Thursday, she will be given the Diversity Government Leadership Award, which recognizes a commitment to diversity.
"The diversity award speaks to the essence of who we are as a people," Lingle said. "Diversity is a way of life in our state."
The two-day summit, put on by Diversity Best Practices and the Business Women's Network, brings leaders in government, business and academic together to discuss diversity.
Lingle is scheduled to speak at a forum Thursday afternoon on diversity, which will be moderated by Associated Press Chairman Burl Osborne. The gala dinner, where she will receive the award, starts at 7 p.m.
Finnegan joins task force
Republican state Rep. Lynn Finnegan has joined female legislators from around the country to look for ways to counteract the rising costs of health care.
The lawmaker is working with the National Foundation for Women Legislators, which has put together a task force made up of one female legislator from each state to look at the issue.
"I am eager to work with NFWL and my colleagues to find a realistic solution that allows my constituents to choose the kinds of treatments they receive," Finnegan said.
The NFWL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization aimed at providing a forum for female legislators.
UH school to honor Say
The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Social Work will honor state House Speaker Calvin Say Thursday at a fund-raising dinner in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
Say is being honored for his contributions to social welfare initiatives.
Individual tickets to the dinner are $75, while tables of 10 are available for $2,500 or $1,000. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for graduate students.
For more information, call the school at 956-6300.