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Hurricane season has arrived, and the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) recommends residents prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water and other supplies. The season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. HI-EMA increased its recommendation from seven to 14 days, based on the experience of other states. “Depending ...
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Governor Ige, Japan Airlines and the state Department of Transportation have announced JAL’s return to Kona International Airport on Hawai‘i Island. The new service is in addition to JAL’s current flights between Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Honolulu. The new daily flights are set to begin on Sept. 15, 2017. “Japan Airlines has offered continuous service ...
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Controlling rose-ringed parakeets On a recent trip to Kaua‘i, Governor Ige signed House Bill 655 aimed at reducing the rose-ringed parakeet population. “They’re one of the most widespread invasive species on the planet,” he said. “They’ve had a tremendous impact on the island.” The bill appropriates $75,000 to the Department of Land and Natural Resources ...
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Hōkūle`a Homecoming

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Featured, Main

Remarks of Governor David Ige June 17, 2017 at Magic Island Aloha.  It is such an honor and privilege for me to be here today. On behalf of the state of Hawai‘i, I would like to welcome and congratulate the beautiful voyaging canoes, Hōkūle’a and Hikianalia back to our island shores.  Congratulations! Congratulations to all those ...
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 Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepare December 7, 2016 in Waikiki Aloha! I just wanted to welcome all of you visitors who came from around the country to honor the bravery and courage of those who were at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago today. Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to ...
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Since taking office two years ago, Governor Ige and his administration have taken action on multiple fronts to increase affordable housing and reduce homelessness. This issue of Capitol Connection looks at progress across the state and how groups are working together to make a difference on these long-standing issues. Q. What do you want people ...
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Whether it’s a studio rental or a home for a growing family, what can be done to provide more affordable housing across the state? Governor Ige wants folks to know he hears them and is taking action through public-private partnerships and improved financial tools to increase production. From O‘ahu and Maui county to Kaua‘i and ...
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For the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige and his small four-person team, homelessness is much more than numbers and a “Point-in-Time” count.  Homelessness has a face and a name. It’s Sims Santa Anna, who used to live on the banks of Kapalama Canal. Or Jodi Jennette Inks, whose home was on the slopes of ...
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It was standing room only at the Kaua‘i Community Connection last month as Governor Ige and state department heads answered questions on everything from traffic and the environment to education and housing. “I’m here to listen to you,” the governor told the more than 300 residents. “We want to continue to work with the county ...
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A rent with the option to purchase pilot project has resulted in 61 new homeowners on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and taken them off the waiting list. DHHL joined with Mark Development, Inc. to work directly with Hawaiian families who earned 60 percent or less of the area median income. Participants in the Kapolei ...
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