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Statement from Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald on the passing of former U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka

Posted on Apr 6, 2018 in News & Reports, Press Releases

“On behalf of the Hawaii State Judiciary, I extend our sympathy and aloha to Mrs. Akaka and the Akaka ohana. From teaching in our public schools to representing Hawaii in Congress with distinction for more than 35 years, Senator Akaka was a true public servant who always had the best interests of Hawaii’s people in his heart. He exemplified aloha in everything he did, and treated everyone with kindness, warmth and respect. Although we will miss his warm smile and wise leadership, he will always remind us of the power of a life guided by the aloha spirit.”

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