Capitol Connection

As the only island state in the nation, Hawai‘i knows that climate change is real as it battles sea level rise and the effects of global warming. The good news is that our community and the Ige administration are turning urgency into action. More than ever – especially in the wake of the pandemic – ...
Read More From the governor: The way forward for Hawai‘i

The state’s Department of Health is transitioning to a new plan that recognizes COVID-19 is still with us but focuses on effectively managing, treating and detecting the disease, especially new variants. “COVID-19 isn’t going away,” said Governor Ige during an April 27 news conference.  “As part of the transition, COVID will be handled more like ...
Read More Hawaii’s new pandemic phase: From emergency response to public health management

A group of volunteers – including Governor and Mrs. Ige – converged on Diamond Head State Monument April 21, along with Kanu Hawai‘i members and others, to mark Earth Day and Volunteer Week. The group tended the ‘ahi garden in the crater – home to 23 different native Hawaiian plant species. The garden was created ...
Read More Joining forces for the Earth, protecting Diamond Head

Electricity is something we all take for granted until the power goes out. But for Governor Ige and others, the vision has been much bigger — for us in Hawai‘i, the nation and the world. “The governor is focused on solving real problems now with deeper structural changes,” said Scott Glenn, director of the Hawai‘i ...
Read More Setting Hawai‘i on a path to energy transformation

Every time you reach for a glass of water, every time you turn on the light, think what it took to make that happen. If we’ve learned anything during the pandemic, the Red Hill crisis and even the war in Ukraine, it’s how fragile life is and how easy it is to take it for ...
Read More DLNR: Protecting Hawai‘i, planet Earth and all of us

People across the globe rallied during Earth Week last month – including Hollywood. Award-winning actor Jason Momoa issued a challenge to social media users to share what they’re doing to protect the planet. For some, that’s swapping single-use plastic bottles for reusable canteens or using a tote bag instead of a plastic bag. As the ...
Read More Governor takes on social media challenge from Jason Momoa

The scene was shocking enough: a home on O‘ahu’s North Shore collapsed onto the beach. But with coastal erosion threatening more homes and roadways in Hawai‘i, the question is, “What can we do about it?” The answers, according to Suzanne Case, director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, are hard to come by ...
Read More Between a rock and a hard place: Coastal erosion and climate change

If May is a season of hope and renewal, it also provides a reminder for Hawai‘i’s people to remember our past, take care of each other and protect the natural beauty of the islands we love. If you haven’t yet visited Washington Place, there’s no better time than this month. Washington Place 175th celebration – ...
Read More Celebrating the queen’s legacy at Washington Place

It was a ceremony filled with chicken-skin moments as 31 women at the Women’s Community Correctional Center were honored for completing several educational programs, including GED, GED tutor training, and Windward CC and Kapi‘olani CC classes. Governor and Mrs. Ige, Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Rep. Linda Ichiyama and other officials attended. The Hawai‘i Friends for ...
Read More Education milestones for women in WCCC programs

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