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HONOLULU – During a question and answer session at the White House today with President Donald Trump and state attorneys general from across the country, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin asked the President about the travel ban that prompted lawsuits across the country challenging the ban’s constitutionality, including one filed by Chin on behalf of ...
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School empowerment and innovation aren’t just buzzwords. They’re part of Gov. David Ige’s long-held belief that our school system needs to direct more resources to those closest to the students. That’s why education is his priority in the state’s 2017-2019 biennium budget. “Improving education pays dividends for everyone in Hawai‘i,” says the governor. “The students’ ...
Read More ‘Education is at the heart of our future,’ says governor

The national Milken Educator Awards have been called “the Oscars of education” and come with a $25,000 cash prize. But this year’s winners say the real reward happens every day in their classrooms. This year’s winners, who were surprised at school ceremonies last month, impressed the Milken Family Foundation with their innovative lessons in science, ...
Read More Two Hawai’i teachers honored with Milken awards

Early College is an innovation that works. That seems to be the takeaway, based on success stories, data points and, most of all, the heartfelt words of the students in the program and their proud parents.  They call the program “life-changing” because it offers students a way to save money on college courses and build ...
Read More Early College provides head start on college degrees

Empowerment and innovation go hand in hand. Just ask Waipahu High School’s student Early College “Olympians” who are on their way to college degrees. Or the Milken award-winning teachers who empower their students through creative, innovative projects. Or the budding entrepreneurs at UH and in the Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism business ...
Read More Empowerment and innovation: The future starts here

For some of us, “high tech” sounds like something nerdy people do while the rest of us just try to survive with the same old, whatever we’ve always done routine. Except that’s not the age we’re living in or the world where the next generation of students will find careers. From digital technology and creative ...
Read More Kama’aina bring tech talents back home

When you have to process paperwork from more than 700,000 income tax filers, even the smallest details matter. So what can people do to expedite their returns? The advice from Damien Elefante, deputy director of the state tax department, is simple but important to avoid delays: • File electronically to expedite processing • Double-check important ...
Read More It’s that time again: Help the tax department help you

  HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that two Oahu residents were charged last Friday in separate incidents of alleged theft from State of Hawaii accounts. In the first incident, convicted felon Michael Powers, 48 years old and a Pearl City resident, allegedly wrote 22 forged checks totaling $715,696.92 using bank routing numbers and ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Two separate incidents of theft from the State of Hawaii result in felony charges

Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared December 12, 2016 – HVCA at the Plaza Club Thank you all for joining us. I just returned from Maui, it was a sad moment. I was at HC&S for the final harvest of sugar in the State of Hawai‘i. I think all of us had known that agriculture ...
Read More Hawai’i Venture Capital Association Luncheon

Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared November 15, 2016 – Dole Cannery Aloha! Thank you all so much for inviting me to be part of this building summit. I wanted to talk a little bit about the economy and then a little bit about housing. All around us we see evidence of the dynamic relationship between ...
Read More Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i (BIA)

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