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HONOLULU – The Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) and a joint law enforcement team yesterday conducted a coordinated sweep of a vacant agricultural parcel near Whitmore Village in Central Oahu that has been a hotbed for criminal activity. The 230-acre parcel has been a troubled area for ADC, law enforcement, and the Whitmore and Poamoho community ...
Read More HDOA NEWS RELEASE: STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES COORDINATE TO REMOVE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN WHITMORE, OAHU

While Washington, D.C. still deals with political acrimony and gridlock, the nation’s governors are finding ways to work together — led, in part, by Governor Ige and Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas. Read about how the states are carving their own path to bi-partisanship, Hawai‘i’s monitoring of the coronavirus (COVID-19), support for the Joint Legislative ...
Read More Hawai’i responds to COVID-19, prepares for census

In a historic show of unity, the Hawai‘i State Legislature, Governor  Ige, and local business and community leaders are working together on a comprehensive set of bills to reduce the cost of living and create a Hawai‘i where everyone has the ability to thrive. Forty-eight percent of our households in Hawai‘i are “ALICE” (Asset Limited, ...
Read More Public support urged for Joint Legislative Package

It takes only a few minutes, but every completed 2020 census form means more federal dollars for Hawai‘i to fund schools, roads, Medicare and Medicaid, and a long list of other programs for local communities. That’s why it’s so important that every Hawai‘i resident fills out the 2020 Census questionnaire. Starting March 12, look for ...
Read More 2020 Census: A complete count matters for Hawai’i

Wash your hands. Stay home if you’re sick. Get your information from reliable sources, such as the state Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). All that sounds pretty basic, but in the case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Hawai‘i health officials say it’s the best advice to reduce fear and ...
Read More State on high alert to protect against COVID-19

  When it’s completed, the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED) is envisioned as a vibrant mix of housing, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, recreation sites, cultural amenities, green space and, of course, a new stadium to replace the current aging facility. The state has allocated $350 million for the project and seeks to attract developers ...
Read More Field of dreams: Concepts unveiled for new stadium district

Whether it’s a “Grab and Go” kalo bowl or other ‘ono items, the state’s keiki are eating healthier school breakfasts, thanks to an initiative launched by First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE), the No Kid Hungry foundation and other community partners. “Since the governor is proclaiming March “School Breakfast Month,” we ...
Read More Hawai’i launches ‘School Breakfast Month’ for March

“Be a voice, not an echo.” Those words sum up the annual Secondary Student Conference (SSC), where student leaders from the state’s public high schools learn about the legislative process. The goal? To show young people how to make their voices heard on issues they care about. “This conference shows we can have a big ...
Read More Students learn how to mobilize for real-world issues

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12 and colleges in Hawai‘i. Seventh grade students must provide documentation for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine) and MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine). Parents should note that the HPV vaccination requires two doses given six ...
Read More New school immunizations

Native Hawaiians on a wait list for homesteads will soon have a first-ever option to rent affordable apartments from the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. DHHL signed an agreement to buy two vacant apartment buildings in Mōʻiliʻili  from Kamehameha Schools for $7.8 million. The agency plans to renovate the buildings for occupancy by the ...
Read More DHHL to provide affordable rentals

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