Capitol Connection

A new four-year contract overwhelmingly ratified by Hawai‘i’s 13,500 public school teachers was signed last month by the governor, the teachers’ union, and Board of Education members in ceremonies at ...
Read More New teachers’ contract focuses on future; HSTA gives governor an ‘A’

If being a new schools superintendent is a tough job, then the next toughest may be serving as chair of the board that hired her. That was First Hawaiian Bank ...
Read More From the BOE: Making student achievement a statewide priority

It’s late on a Sunday afternoon, and Dr. Christina Kishimoto is driving to a family gathering. But Hawai‘i’s new  schools superintendent makes time to talk about her childhood in New York, ...
Read More Dr. Christina Kishimoto: Hawai‘i’s new superintendent

It was a busy month for Maui County with bill signings, a groundbreaking, a popular community festival and the transition of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lāna‘i Community ...
Read More Maui County: historic changes, housing and community pride

Hawai‘i became the first state in the nation to establish a Kupuna Caregivers program to help adults who work at least 30 hours a week while also providing family caregiving. ...
Read More New Kupuna Caregivers program ‘first in nation’

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Ige signed SB 559 into law (Act 032) — making Hawai‘i the first state to enact legislation that implements portions of the Paris ...
Read More Hawai`i leads nation on Paris climate accord support

Jobs, climate change and standing firm on island values — now and for the future. This issue of Capitol Connection discusses the governor’s vision for Hawai‘i’s 21st century job growth, ...
Read More From the governor: Charting a course for jobs, Hawai`i values

The good news is Hawai‘i’s job market has never been better for someone looking for work. That’s according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. “We’re projecting growth ...
Read More DLIR: ‘Hot jobs’ and future growth

The picture you see on High Technology Development Corporation’s (HTDC) home page reads, “Welcome home, Brian Dote.” The site tells the story of how local folks found jobs that brought ...
Read More Making an innovation economy real for Hawai`i

Hurricane season has arrived, and the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) recommends residents prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water and other supplies. The ...
Read More Residents urged to prepare for hurricane season