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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige yesterday promised to reshape the Department of Education to support the dreams and aspirations of each student in remarks he made at the 3rd Annual Hawai‘i School Empowerment Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The conference was sponsored by the Education Institute of Hawai‘i, a non-profit organization committed to improving ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn. Ahn retired in June 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on January 12, 2017 after careful evaluation and investigation ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Steven S. Alm. Alm retired in August 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on Jan. 12, after careful evaluation and investigation into the ...
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HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige announced the state Department of Human Services will award contracts to 33 homeless shelters. Funding will total $13,000,000 for 12 months. The new contracts require shelters to focus on outcome measures such as the number of people they will permanently house over the coming year. The results of the competitive ...
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Joins state, NOAA, Fish & Wildlife Service HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the U.S. Secretaries of Interior and Commerce have signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. It is the largest, contiguous, fully protected conservation area in the ...
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WHAT:  News Conference: Results of Department of Human Services homeless shelter — Request for Proposals (RFPs) WHO: Governor David Ige Pankaj Bhanot, director, Department of Human Services Scott Morishige, Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness WHEN: Thursday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Family Assessment Center in Kaka`ako Makai end of Cooke Street, behind the Cancer Center, ...
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Todd one of three nominees submitted by Hawai‘i County Democratic Party HONOLULU – After careful consideration of three nominees selected by the Hawai‘i County Democratic Party, Gov. David Ige today appointed Chris Todd to the State House of Representatives, District 2. Todd will fill the seat left vacant by the late Rep. Clift Tsuji, who ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Associate Judge Daniel R. Foley. Foley retired on Dec. 30, 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on Jan. 4 after careful evaluation and investigation into ...
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  HONOLULU – The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Hawaiʻi has been granted a State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver applies only to the Small Business Health Options Program. Since 1974, Hawaiʻi’s Prepaid Health Care Act has required employers to offer healthcare insurance to employees ...
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Today we saw President Obama and Prime Minister Abe stand together at Pearl Harbor. They honored the bravery and courage demonstrated in this sacred place 75 years ago. Most importantly, they both delivered a message of tolerance, reconciliation and peace. I know the people of Hawaiʻi join me and our national leaders in committing to ...
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