Capitol Connection

Inequity comes in many forms — some obvious, others not so much, and known only to those who suffer in silence. “Period poverty” or the inability to access menstrual products ...
Read More Bill addresses ‘period poverty’ for public, charter school students

Governor Ige has signed three bills that support the LGBTQ+ community on a multitude of levels. The bills are HB 2405, which prohibits insurance providers from excluding gender affirming treatments ...
Read More Supporting the LGBTQ+ community to prevent discrimination

The 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal civil rights law in education co-authored by former Hawai‘i Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, was celebrated June 23 near her statue at ...
Read More Title IX’s 50th anniversary: a milestone for equality

Governor Ige has signed HB 1848, establishing freedom of speech and press protections for student journalists in Hawai‘i’s public schools and at the University of Hawai‘i. It also protects student ...
Read More Student journalists protected

Schools may be on break, but options for families abound — whether it’s access to nutritious meals, storytimes, or tips on activities right in our own backyards. First Lady Dawn ...
Read More ‘Seamless Summer’ and ‘Oceans of Possibilities’

When he took office, Governor Ige asked the same question as everyone else: What will it take to build more affordable housing in Hawai‘i?  Acting on the advice of industry ...
Read More From the governor: More housing for Hawai‘i’s people

The signs are all around us as COVID-19 case counts climb and the state Department of Health is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations. Health director Dr. Libby Char told ...
Read More DOH urges caution as COVID-19 cases rise statewide

The right housing can change lives.  Just ask some of the thousands of local folks  who have been able to find housing they can afford in Hawai‘i during the past ...
Read More A pipeline of affordable units over the past 8 years

The housing outlook for local residents is looking a lot brighter than it did eight years ago — and not only because of this year’s significant appropriations from the state ...
Read More Affordable housing: Transforming spaces, changing lives