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WHAT: News Conference – Gov. David Ige and invited guests will reveal details of the re-establishment of a Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility at the Kona International Airport at Keahole, and how it will benefit the State of Hawai‘i. The news conference precedes the resumption of international flights to Kona beginning in December. WHO: Gov. ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference

They may look young — heck, they are young — but don’t let that fool you. The winners of the recent Hawai‘i Annual Code Challenge (HACC) performed like pros as they developed computer applications to improve state government services. The competition, initiated by Governor Ige and coordinated by the state’s Office of Enterprise Technology, drew ...
Read More State’s 2016 Code Challenge shows Hawai’i’s got talent

New life for the governor’s garden

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 in Main

The Washington Place garden has been transformed into a model of sustainability and hands-on education, thanks to an initiative by first lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the “grow local” enthusiasm of many. The result is eight new, organically managed vegetable beds bursting with kale, kalo, eggplant, beets, carrots and tomatoes and an aquaponics system for efficient ...
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Suppose the governor’s office asked you to be part of a team to help transform public education in Hawai‘i. There would be no pay, you’d have to go to dozens of meetings and give up a large chunk of your free time to talk to people across the state about improving our schools. Would you ...
Read More ESSA’s blueprint: A chance to transform our schools

She’s a Coast Guard veteran, a single mom with three kids — and she’s homeless.  But as the holiday season approaches, Crystal L. says she has hope for the future, thanks to the help she’s received from the state’s new Family Assessment Center (FAC) in Kaka‘ako and her own determination. The FAC, which opened in ...
Read More At the Family Assessment Center: Forging a new life

For thousands of Hawai‘i residents and other Americans, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor holds special meaning. That includes Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, both of whose fathers fought in WWII to defend our freedoms. “We welcome this opportunity to honor the members of the ‘Greatest Generation,’” said the ...
Read More Pearl Harbor 75th events to honor military service

“Lucky we live Hawai‘i” is more than just a catchphrase. As the holidays approach, Capitol Connection highlights some of the good work by the people of our state, the service of those who fought for our freedoms, and the progress we are making together for a better future. Q: What accomplishments are you proudest of ...
Read More From the Governor: Hawai’i can lead by example

  Strategic Response Plan Revealed (Honolulu) – Lead scientists in the fight against Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death on Hawaii’i Island joined Governor David Ige and other top policy makers for the first-ever Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Summit, today at the Hawaii’i State Capital Auditorium. Speakers provided situation reports on the disease and presented the recently completed, strategic ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Summit brings together latest science & policy

SEASON GOES INTO EFFECT DECEMBER 1 HONOLULU — Spawning season is here for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet), which puts the popular nearshore fish off-limits from December through March.  “‘Ama‘ama are about to enter their peak spawning season, which increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure,” said Bruce Anderson, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources administrator.  “The annual winter ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Annual closure of ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet)

  HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: December 1, 2016 siren and emergency alert system test

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