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JANUARY 4, 2023
   Big news for country music fans: Hunter Hayes — the singer behind hits such as Wanted, I Want Crazy, Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me (fea- turing Jason Mraz) and Storm Warning — is com- ing to Kapolei. Hayes will put on an all-ages concert from6to11p.m.Feb.25at Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i. Tickets are available at wearemetta. com ... Makakilo’s Heather Liana Ku‘ualoha Texeira Beyer is moving up the lad- der at The Queen’s Medical Center — she’s been pro- moted to director of patient flow. In her new role, Beyer oversees the planning, coor- dination and implementation of services, programs and activities of patient flow, bed control and the transfer
Heather Beyer
call center. She is responsi- ble for developing plans for length-of-stay reduction, as well as standards to optimize bed utilization and ensure ap- propriate assignments based on clinical need, capacity and staffing. Beyer has been with QMC since 2002, when she joined the hospital as a new graduate cardiac telem-
etry registered nurse ... Be- fore the holidays, nonprofit HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support) invited more than 60 families to an in-person Christmas celebra- tion at Waipahu’s Hawai‘i Okinawa Center — a first in three years. The ‘ohana were treated to lunch, entertain- ment, games, activities and a visit from Santa. HUGS has helped thousands of families with seriously ill children since its 1982 inception. Its programs and services, which are always offered at no charge, address the emotional, social, physical and financial needs of every member of the family. Visit ... U.S. Rep. Ed Case announced that the U.S. House of Representa- tives has given final Congres-
sional approval to a bill that he and U.S. Rep. Kai Ka- hele introduced to advance the possible designation of Ka‘ena Point as Hawai‘i’s first Natural Heritage Area. The U.S. Senate approved the bill in late December, and the measure now goes to Pres- ident Joe Biden. “Our bill, which I first drafted and intro-
Ginger Keller
Editor 808-529-4859
duced in the 116th Congress (2019- 2021), directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to evaluate whether Ka‘ena Point, a treasured wilderness area on otherwise dense- ly-populated O‘ahu, should be designated as our first NHA,” states Case. “Kaʻena Point, largely state-owned, is the perfect candidate for
Ci-Ci Lau
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an NHA in Hawaiʻi given its truly unique cultural, historic and environmental heritage and qualities. I fully expect the required study to con- firm that Ka‘ena Point holds valuable resources that reflect our country’s heritage and are worthy of conservation and recognition” ... gkeller@
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