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New solar farms in 2019

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Featured

The state’s goal of producing 100 percent clean, renewable energy for electricity generation by 2045 took a major step forward in January as NRG Energy broke ground for three solar farms on O‘ahu. The partnership with Hawaiian Electric Co. and Kamehameha Schools and others is expected to produce enough new electricity to power 32,000 homes. ...
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School loyalties run deep in Hawai‘i — from small-kid time to the University of Hawai‘i system. As a proud graduate of Pearl City High School and UH Mānoa, Governor Ige has made education a top priority throughout his legislative career and now as governor. This issue of Capitol Connection highlights some of the progress and ...
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The numbers are chilling: 500 domestic violence and sexual assault survivors seek help every day in Hawai‘i. To drive home the point, the governor joined with the Hawai‘i Says NO MORE coalition and the Women’s Legislative Caucus to raise awareness of the crisis throughout the state. Hawai‘i says NO MORE is part of a national ...
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Governor Ige returned to his alma mater, Pearl City High School, March 14 to show his support for students who joined the nationwide 17-minute walkout to honor those who lost their lives in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students across the state and the nation called for safer schools ...
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  On a bigger stage, Hawai‘i’s teachers can compete with the best. The truth of that came through loud and clear in recent months as three of the state’s outstanding teachers received national and international recognition for their work with students. They include Waialua High’s Glenn Lee, who helped spur Hawai‘i’s robotics movement. Lee was ...
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During her first eight months on the job, DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto has become one of the public schools’ biggest cheerleaders. She’s visited all 15 district complexes, talks with pride about the uniqueness of each community, and tweets regularly about the “fantastic things” happening across the state. But she’s also on a mission to change ...
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If you’re feeling cynical about Hawai‘i’s future, here’s an antidote: Spend some time with a couple of young people like Renzee Reyes and Christopher Nguyen — two proud public school and University of Hawai‘i graduates who, like others, have found a way to carve out 21st century careers and build impressive resumes. Both majored in ...
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New Waimea Middle School Learning Center A  21st century dream came true this spring for Waimea Middle School on Hawai‘i island with the opening of a new $15 million STEAM Learning Center. Governor Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, along with key Hawai‘i island legislators and community members, gathered Jan. 8 to celebrate the new ...
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Whether it’s affordable housing or transportation improvements, the Ige administration has its eyes on the future even as it’s dealing with the issues of today. This issue of Capitol Connection describes some of the progress we’re making in tackling big issues such as affordable housing and protecting our islands and what Hawai‘i’s people can look ...
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What did we learn from the false missile alert and how can we be better prepared for the future? The answers are the focus of a report ordered by Governor Ige that provides an action plan to improve the state’s disaster preparedness through the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA). The report was prepared by Brig. ...
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