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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 ...
Read More From the governor: Education, the key to the state’s future

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 ...
Read More Hawai’i says ‘NO MORE’ to assault and violence

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 ...
Read More #NeverAgain: The state’s students call for safer schools

  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 ...
Read More Award-winning teachers help students dream big

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 ...
Read More DOE’s superintendent: Vision-driven to empower schools

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 ...
Read More Public schools, UH and local talent fuel the state’s future

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 ...
Read More Full STEAM ahead for Waimea Middle; top honors for Moanalua

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO HOLD “CONDORAMA” EDUCATION EVENT   HONOLULU – The Real Estate Commission, together with Community Association Institute Hawaii Chapter will hold a free “Condorama” event at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium, Chamber Level, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  The event runs from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and will feature four speakers ...
Read More “CONDORAMA” EDUCATION EVENT TO BE HELD AT STATE CAPITOL

MERRIE MONARCH TRAVELERS REMINDED OF OHIA QUARANTINE Movement of Ohia from Hawaii Island is Restricted   HONOLULU – Travelers attending the Merrie Monarch Festival later this week are being reminded about quarantine restrictions on the transport of ohia from Hawaii Island due to a serious plant disease called rapid ohia death (ROD), which is devastating ...
Read More MERRIE MONARCH TRAVELERS REMINDED OF OHIA QUARANTINE

  What: Monthly Siren Test for April 2018 Who: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency When: April 2, 2018 SIREN AND EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for MONDAY, ...
Read More Siren and Emergency Alert System Test April 2, 2018

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