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How do you measure progress? Sometimes it’s marked in headlines, other times with milestones that are under the radar. This issue recaps some major advances by the governor and his team over the past few months in housing, homelessness, infrastructure, sustainability and education. As we head into the holiday season, Governor and Mrs. Ige send ...
Read More Measuring progress in milestones statewide

New administrative rules to expand housing options for Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries have been signed by Governor Ige after two years of being developed. The new rules will expand residential lease offerings to include multifamily housing, along with rental and Kūpuna opportunities. An affordable rental project in Mōʻiliʻili is planned to be the first developed ...
Read More New DHHL rules to help beneficiaries on waitlist

The site of the old Hilo Memorial Hospital will serve people once again, thanks to $2.5 million in ‘Ohana Zone funds from the state. The Keolahou shelter and assessment center offers 50 emergency beds, case management and other resources for single men — a collaboration between the state, the County of Hawai‘i, HOPE Services and ...
Read More First Hawai’i island ‘Ohana Zone project opens

The Ige administration’s goal of generating 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy sources took a giant leap forward in September with the completion of Hawai‘i’s largest collection of solar farms in Kawailoa, Waipi‘o and Mililani. Governor Ige praised the projects — the result of a partnership between Hawaiian Electric Co. and the Clearway ...
Read More Major solar projects push state toward energy goals

Several major state capital improvement projects — the Aloha Stadium redevelopment, airport modernization and a new, safer facility at Hawai‘i State Hospital — have made significant progress in recent months. Here are some quick updates: New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District (NASED)  – Plans are proceeding to develop a new 35,000 seat stadium in Halawa. The ...
Read More Progress on Aloha Stadium, airports and State Hospital

Boulders the size of cars. Hanging chunks of concrete. That was the scene several months ago when heavy rains triggered a massive landslide onto O‘ahu’s Pali Highway. The good news is that the state Department of Transportation (HDOT) is in the process of completing $27 million in emergency repairs — 80 percent of which was ...
Read More From landslides to lava: HDOT handles the road ahead

In a moving ceremony at Washington Place, Gov. Ige administered the oath of office to Col. Roy J. Macaraeg, who was promoted to brigadier general in the Hawai‘i Army National Guard (HIARNG). He is believed to be the first Filipino-American soldier to attain the rank of General Officer in HIARNG’s history. Macaraeg, a graduate of Farrington ...
Read More Macaraeg makes history; command change for DOD

                  Governor Ige traveled to Japan in October as one of seven Japanese-Americans selected to represent the United States at the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito. The ancient ritual made Naruhito the 126th emperor of Japan in an unbroken line that dates back 14 centuries. The invited dignitaries ...
Read More Japan’s emperor enthroned

The ‘Ohana Readers pilot project launched by first lady Dawn Amano-Ige on Moloka‘i in October has already registered more than 170 children — nearly 50 percent of the island’s keiki up to the age of 5. “It’s exciting to see the response so the children can start receiving their books in time for the holidays,” ...
Read More ‘Ohana Readers to provide free books to Moloka’i keiki

If we’re lucky, we’ve had at least one teacher in our lives who inspired us  —  a teacher like Cecilia “CC” Chung, the 2020 Hawai‘i State Teacher of the Year. Chung, a sixth grade teacher and technology coach at Ka‘imiloa Elementary in Ewa Beach, will represent the state in Washington, D.C. next spring. Her selection came ...
Read More CC Chung named top teacher

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