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From temporary shelters to FEMA relief centers, farm loans and state and federal aid of all types — the message to disaster survivors on three islands is clear: “You’re not alone.” Governor Ige, the federal government and a multitude of state and county agencies have mobilized to offer support — on the ground and in ...
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In recent months, Governor Ige and several state agencies have announced major construction projects as well as continuing to build more housing to meet pent-up demand. “We’ve made strategic decisions at a time when the construction industry is slowing,” said the governor. “Transportation and education capital projects totaled $355 million during the first four months ...
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If you want to know where the story of Hawai‘i’s Japanese people begins, the answer lies in the Gannenmono — the first group of 148 contract laborers from Japan recruited to work on the islands’ sugar plantations. They arrived in Honolulu Harbor in 1868 and were the first of the 180,000 Japanese workers who changed ...
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The name sounds like child’s play, but the vision is real: Creating workspaces such as the Entrepreneur’s Sandbox in Kaka‘ako that support technology and innovation — the foundation for the Ige administration’s goal of creating 80,000 new jobs paying $80,000 a year by 2030. An April groundbreaking ceremony for the $7.3 million project marked the ...
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What started as an idea from Governor Ige to tap local tech talent to improve state services has gone on to win the top State IT Innovation of the Year award from StateScoop, based in Washington, D.C. The annual award honors the nation’s most outstanding efforts to make state and local government more efficient and ...
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From dealing with volcanic eruptions and devastating floods to pushing ahead on the state’s top priorities — the past few weeks have tested the resilience and determination of Hawai‘i’s citizens and the Ige administration. This edition highlights the governor’s focused approach to handling big issues and managing the threats of recent natural disasters. Q. What ...
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Affordable housing and homelessness. Education, the economy and the environment. All of Governor Ige’s top priorities for budget funding received support in the 2018 legislative session. “We have alignment on 90 percent of our priorities,” said Governor Ige. He added that careful financial management by his administration, combined with the robust economy, made the appropriations ...
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The numbers are encouraging, the tents are fewer, and yes, there’s still plenty of work to be done. Those closest to the challenge know that’s the human reality of homelessness. Are we seeing progress? Governor Ige and state homelessness coordinator Scott Morishige say news from the latest Point-in-Time count shows statewide efforts launched three years ...
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Three years ago, Governor Ige appointed Scott Morishige to be the state homelessness coordinator at a time when the Kaka‘ako encampment was at its largest, a legislator had been assaulted there, and some shelters were 50 percent empty. “As a community, we had a lot of work to do. The governor made addressing homelessness a ...
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First it was devastating floods on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. Then the 6.9 earthquake and Kīlauea eruption on Hawai‘i island, with red-hot lava and toxic fumes threatening residents in Lower Puna. Governor Ige has been on the ground to work with county officials, reassure communities, and move quickly on disaster declarations and recovery efforts. A Presidential ...
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