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HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in December 2021 ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: VISITOR SPENDING FOR DECEMBER 2021 DECLINED 5.5 PERCENT FROM PRE-PANDEMIC DECEMBER 2019

Excerpts of the governor’s 2022 State of the State Address (to see the speech, go to https://fb.watch/aMfo3Kx1w9/) We’ve endured tremendous hardship over the last two years. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve ...
Read More A belief in Hawai‘i, its people and purpose

I believe everything begins with keeping us healthy and safe. Over the last seven years, we focused on modernizing our telehealth infrastructure, providing health services to underserved populations, and strengthening ...
Read More Protecting our health with expanded training, facilities

While we work to maintain our health, we must also strengthen our communities. To do that, we must first help our struggling families—to malama pono, make things right for them. ...
Read More Strengthening the community with jobs, housing, $$

No community can be strong without taking care of their keiki—our future. Empowering our schools and enriching Hawaiʻi’s community of lifelong learners have always been among our top priorities. That’s ...
Read More Reinventing education – now and for the future

The real balancing act during the pandemic has been between the economy and our health. The fact is that keeping us safe—and making Hawai‘i a safe place to visit—is an ...
Read More Balancing community health and economic recovery

We cannot be a strong state without protecting the resources upon which we depend. That is also a part of being pono and making things right. At the heart of ...
Read More Protecting the ‘āina and fighting climate change

In the first year of the pandemic, we were forced to cut over a billion dollars from the budget, with every state agency scrambling to find new ways to continue ...
Read More A positive outlook, a chance for new initiatives