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By Fereidun Fesharaki and the former Energy Group

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2014

~~<p>We are heartened that U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Hawaii's congressional delegation successfully steered some $17 million for the East-West Center for the current fiscal year ending in September.</p>
<p>However, the center needs to treat this funding as a temporary reprieve. Looking toward next year's fiscal budget in October 2014, we see a critical juncture for the center to build uniqueness to survive. Remember, the U.S. State Department itself has always budgeted only $10.8 million for the center.</p>
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We are heartened that U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Hawaii's congressional delegation successfully steered some $17 million for the East-West Center for the current fiscal year ending in September.

However, the center needs to treat this funding as a temporary reprieve. Looking toward next year's fiscal budget in October 2014, we see a critical juncture for the center to build uniqueness to survive. Remember, the U.S. State Department itself has always budgeted only $10.8 million for the center. Login for more...



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