Capitol Connection

How do you produce affordable for-sale homes in Hawai‘i? The answer may lie in an idea raised by Governor Ige in his State of the State address to build condominiums on state land with 99-year leases. Bills for such a plan are still being discussed, but the initiative has been applauded for its out-of-the-box approach ...
Read More Making housing more affordable for local residents

Homelessness. For many of us, it’s a life we can’t imagine and don’t understand. But for state coordinator Scott Morishige and the dedicated teams moving homeless folks into permanent, supportive housing, the daily victories are worth the effort. It’s the family who went from living under the freeway in Aiea to a home in Kahauiki Village. ...
Read More Helping the homeless find hope, housing statewide

Tickets have been selling fast for Southwest Airlines’ long-awaited start of mainland and interisland service for the islands. Southwest will offer service between Oakland and Kahului, Maui on April 7, and between San Jose and Honolulu on May 5. Service between San Jose and Kahului will begin on May 26. On April 28, Southwest will ...
Read More Southwest launches Hawai’i service

The White House has announced Governor Ige has been appointed to co-chair the bi-partisan Council of Governors, a key group that addresses matters related to national defense, homeland security, and emergency response. The goal is to strengthen the partnership between federal and state governments to protect the U.S. against all types of hazards. “Hawai‘i is home ...
Read More Gov. Ige to co-chair national council

Governor Ige’s proposal to build for-sale condominiums on state land with 99-year leases has been called “a bold move” to help more people afford to buy a home. Under the plan, the state would retain ownership of the land and determine the terms of resale if owners decide to sell at a later date. “In that ...
Read More Bold ideas for affordable housing in Hawai’i

For Fern Elementary students, the first stop of the day is the cafeteria. “The school has made eating breakfast part of a whole program of positive support,” said first lady Dawn Amano-Ige. The governor and first lady chose Fern to help kick off “School Breakfast Month” in Hawai‘i March 1— part of the statewide Jump Start ...
Read More ‘School Breakfast Month’ kicks off

Soon the public will be able to step inside the Entrepreneurs Sandbox — a future home for small business startups and a space for people of all ages to learn to build products and develop creative media. A blessing of the $7.3 million facility was held last month to mark the start of the Kaka‘ako ...
Read More Entrepreneurs Sandbox to offer startup, creative space

Ten-plus locations, 47 artists, more than 90 free public programs. That’s the scope of this year’s Honolulu Biennial through May 5 with its theme, “To Make Wrong/ Right/Now.” What makes the event unique is its focus on the Pacific “to connect indigenous perspectives, knowledge and creative expressions from Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.” The ...
Read More Honolulu Biennial highlights Pacific

From Governor Ige’s policy perspective, a vision needs to be both ideal and real. What is our collective vision for Hawai‘i and how do we make it happen — in education, affordable housing and sustainability? The governor outlined some of the answers in his State of the State address and the steps Hawai‘i can take ...
Read More From the governor: ‘Our Keiki, Our Future’ benefits all

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