The stream of new political appointments continued in Hawaii to fill positions left vacant in the shuffle that started with the death of long-time U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye in December.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday announced the appointment of Democrat Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran to state Senate to represent Hawaii’s 5th senatorial district, a Maui seat recently left vacant by Shan S. Tsutsui when he was appointed to the liutenant governor’s office.

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