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To meet growing local demand and Governor Ige’s goals to help local residents, more affordable housing is coming online each month for working families and seniors in Hawai‘i. Recent projects include Kulana Hale in Kapolei, a mixed use complex of affordable rentals, and Kaiwahine Village for families in Kihei, Maui. Both projects are for those ...
Read More More affordable housing breaks ground statewide

“Everybody was screaming and clapping,” recalls Mary Montez, who knew several of the happy families filling the Kapolei High cafeteria Sept. 30 for the most recent lot selection by the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Montez’s family was the last of 65 names to be called that day to choose a turn-key home ...
Read More Families celebrate at Hawaiian Home Lands lot selection

Why the push for jail improvements statewide? Because current conditions and calls for criminal justice reform are making this an issue the community can no longer ignore, say state officials. Antiquated buildings with outdated technology pose serious risks of overcrowding, safety, and security for inmates, staff and the community alike. This is true for both ...
Read More Ige team calls for jail upgrades and a new OCCC

In business, culture, natural beauty and quality of life indicators, Hawai‘i and Goa, India could indeed be sisters. Goa is visited by large numbers of international tourists each year for its white sand beaches and world heritage architecture. It also has a top ranking for “best quality of life” in India and the highest gross ...
Read More Governor signs historic sister-state pact with Goa, India

A new pilot program emphasizing treatment and social services rather than jail for those who commit minor offenses has already helped 33 people, including one man who had been homeless for more than eight years, said Governor Ige. The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, funded by the Department of Health, involves a partnership of ...
Read More LEAD help for the homeless instead of jail

Kaua’i bridge project launched

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Featured, Main

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) celebrated the start last month of the Hanapepe River Bridge project on Kaua‘i — a collaboration between HDOT and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FWHA) Central Federal Lands Division. “We are very grateful for this partnership to replace the 80-year-old bridge, and we look forward to working with FHWA on ...
Read More Kaua’i bridge project launched

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Flags to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

View this release online here. HONOLULU – Kealakehe Intermediate School teacher Mathieu Williams was named the 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.  Williams received the state’s top teaching award from Governor David Ige and Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto during a ceremony held at Washington Place this afternoon. The honor is presented annually to a ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Kealakehe Intermediate’s Mathieu Williams named 2019 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

View this news release online here. For photos and video, please click here. KAPOLEI – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) held its inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo today at Kapolei High School for 1,200 freshmen from Campbell and Kapolei high schools. “Through the hard work of our partnership with the Kapolei Chamber of ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo opens 1,200 freshmen to future job opportunities