U.S. attorney earns community award
U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo
received this year's Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH) Outstanding Community Service Award. VASH provides support to visitors who are victims of a crime or other adversities during their stay in Hawaii. Kubo's was honored for his role in prosecuting those who prey on visitors, assisting victims and co-chairing VASH's statewide conference.
The state Department of Human Services has been given the Adoption Excellence Award by the national Administration for Children and Families to commemorate National Adoption Month.
Dr. Dileep G. Bal, a district health officer for Kauai, received the 2007 American Medical Association Foundation Award for Health Education. He has long been involved in the prevention of smoking and established one of the largest tobacco use prevention and cessation programs.
Charlot Peltz of Hawaii Kai was honored with the 2007 Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP Hawaii's most prestigious award. She played a leading role in organizing AARP's first pedestrian safety audit of 47 busy intersections, which was the catalyst for passage of a city charter amendment that made it safer for pedestrians and bicycles on the roads.
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