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From Governor Ige’s policy perspective, a vision needs to be both ideal and real. What is our collective vision for Hawai‘i and how do we make it happen — in education, affordable housing and sustainability? The governor outlined some of the answers in his State of the State address and the steps Hawai‘i can take ...
Read More From the governor: ‘Our Keiki, Our Future’ benefits all

A celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hawai‘i State Capitol is planned for this month with the public invited to tour the building and attend a free series of sessions on the history and design of the Capitol, legislative milestones and the future of civic engagement. “Democracy by Design: The Hawai‘i State Capitol ...
Read More A 50th anniversary celebration for the state Capitol

The next best thing to Hollywood is coming to UH West O‘ahu with a creative media facility that will fuel students’ imagination and talents and serve programs on all 10 UH campuses. The $33 million complex, set to be completed in June 2020, will include a sound stage for filming, a 100-seat screening room, editing ...
Read More UH West O’ahu breaks ground for creative media complex

What if every keiki in Hawai‘i could have a healthy start, a safe haven of family support, and a positive place to learn? Think of the impact on reducing crime and substance abuse. Imagine the benefits for community growth. Gov. David Ige and state leaders believe the answers lie in the first-ever Hawai‘i Early Childhood ...
Read More A community plan to invest in keiki and families

First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the DOE food services branch are on a mission: to encourage more students to start their day with a healthy school breakfast. “We all know it’s hard to concentrate on an empty stomach,” said Mrs. Ige, a former DOE teacher and vice principal. “When students eat breakfast and receive the ...
Read More Jump Start Breakfast launched

This year’s winner of the $25,000 Milken Educator Award actually helped plan her own Feb. 5 school assembly — without realizing it was all for her. Governor Ige had the honor of making the surprise announcement of Sara King, Ala Wai Elementary’s Title I coordinator, as the recipient of the coveted award while students and ...
Read More Hawai’i’s Milken winner one of only 33 nationwide

The deadline to file federal 2018 tax returns is April 15, 2019. State income tax returns are due April 22. Here are a few tips from the state tax department to avoid delays and frustration: File early – This is the best way to prevent cybercriminals from stealing your refund. You may enroll in the ...
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Building a better Hawai’i for generations to come Excerpts of the Governor’s 2019 State of the State Address   “The future has a name, and it is the name of a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter.” — Governor David Y. Ige Like the start of each new year, the State of the State address offers us ...
Read More Building a better Hawai’i for generations to come

Hawai‘i is once again ranked the healthiest state in the nation. Our unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country. Our visitor industry is moving toward another record-setting year, and both individual personal income and the state’s gross domestic product have been steadily growing. For four years, we have worked hard to put the ...
Read More ‘The state of the State of Hawai’i is sound’

In 2023, Alekah will be ready for preschool. But will a preschool be available and ready for her? Research tells us that early childhood education, such as preschool programs, are critical for brain development. Yet in Hawai‘i, we have left that important task to others and only for families who can afford private preschool tuition. ...
Read More A new system of public preschools

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