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              2018 was a year of progress and challenge — from pushing ahead on the Ige administration’s top priorities to responding to natural disasters ...
Read More Moving Forward Together: ʻOni Like Kākou

State praised for coordinated response to 2018 natural disasters – Governor Ige and a multitude of state, county and federal agencies and volunteers mobilized to provide support as thousands of ...
Read More Rapid responses to hurricanes, floods and a volcanic eruption

Homeless count down for second year in a row – Hawai‘i’s homeless count decreased almost 10 percent statewide — from 7,220 in 2017 to 6,530 in 2018. “This validates our ...
Read More Reduced homelessness with better solutions

Affordable projects underway statewide –The Pacific Business News reported 16 of the 23 local housing projects underway statewide in 2018 were affordable rentals and for-sale units built with state-assisted financing. ...
Read More More housing for Hawai’i families

“As the only island state in the nation, we know climate change is real,” said Governor Ige. “Through the U.S. Climate Alliance of governors, states like Hawai‘i are stepping up ...
Read More Taking action for sustainability and biosecurity

Growing local, buying local – The state’s Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is moving on several fronts to double local production by 2020. This includes doubling the state’s agricultural inventory to ...
Read More Advancing local food production and green energy

How do we prepare our children for the future?  “We need more than a one-size-fits-all model,” said the governor. “That’s why we are implementing a new blueprint for public education, ...
Read More Transforming education for the 21st century

“The next great economic transition for Hawai‘i will be driven by innovations enabled by technology. Our geographic isolation is no longer a deal breaker.”  — Governor David Ige HTDC breaks ...
Read More Growing an innovation economy with global reach

Progress on Kahului CONRAC, Diamond Head Concourse and Southwest Airlines – The Kahului Airport Consolidated Rental Car (CONRAC) facility is on track to open next year. Electric trams will transport ...
Read More Modernizing airports, highways and harbors

Started construction of a new Hawai‘i State Hospital facility – In August 2018, Governor Ige, legislators and state officials broke ground for a new 144-bed secure forensic psychiatric facility to ...
Read More Improving health, human services, public safety and consumer protection

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