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Colleagues, dignitaries honor late congressman

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    An honor guard carried Takai’s casket into the state Capitol’s courtyard.

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    Gov. David Ige shared recollections about his time serving in the the state Legislature alongside Takai.

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    At top, Matthew, center left, Kalia and Sami Takai greeted mourners after the memorial service for U.S. Rep. Mark Takai on Thursday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii congressman and longtime state lawmaker Mark Takai, who died July 20, lay in state Thursday in the state Capitol’s courtyard.

Dignitaries including U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Gov. David Ige and Hawaii House Speaker Joseph Souki shared fond memories of U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, his intense work ethic, his love of his family and his dedication to public service. Read more

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