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Much-needed housing for working families and seniors. Long-delayed projects finally underway to help communities. Improved facilities and rehabilitation programs to help people turn their lives around. Governor Ige and his team have shown they’re willing to tackle long-standing issues to make life better for Hawai‘i’s people. This edition takes a look at the real progress ...
Read More From the governor: Tackling tough issues, opportunities for housing, OCCC

To meet growing local demand and Governor Ige’s goals to help local residents, more affordable housing is coming online each month for working families and seniors in Hawai‘i. Recent projects include Kulana Hale in Kapolei, a mixed use complex of affordable rentals, and Kaiwahine Village for families in Kihei, Maui. Both projects are for those ...
Read More More affordable housing breaks ground statewide

“Everybody was screaming and clapping,” recalls Mary Montez, who knew several of the happy families filling the Kapolei High cafeteria Sept. 30 for the most recent lot selection by the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Montez’s family was the last of 65 names to be called that day to choose a turn-key home ...
Read More Families celebrate at Hawaiian Home Lands lot selection

Why the push for jail improvements statewide? Because current conditions and calls for criminal justice reform are making this an issue the community can no longer ignore, say state officials. Antiquated buildings with outdated technology pose serious risks of overcrowding, safety, and security for inmates, staff and the community alike. This is true for both ...
Read More Ige team calls for jail upgrades and a new OCCC

In business, culture, natural beauty and quality of life indicators, Hawai‘i and Goa, India could indeed be sisters. Goa is visited by large numbers of international tourists each year for its white sand beaches and world heritage architecture. It also has a top ranking for “best quality of life” in India and the highest gross ...
Read More Governor signs historic sister-state pact with Goa, India

A new pilot program emphasizing treatment and social services rather than jail for those who commit minor offenses has already helped 33 people, including one man who had been homeless for more than eight years, said Governor Ige. The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, funded by the Department of Health, involves a partnership of ...
Read More LEAD help for the homeless instead of jail

Gov. Ige with federal, state and county partners at Hanapepe River Bridge.

Kaua’i bridge project launched

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Featured, Main

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) celebrated the start last month of the Hanapepe River Bridge project on Kaua‘i — a collaboration between HDOT and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FWHA) Central Federal Lands Division. “We are very grateful for this partnership to replace the 80-year-old bridge, and we look forward to working with FHWA on ...
Read More Kaua’i bridge project launched

Yes, the hurricanes and tropical storms keep coming. Although it’s easy to succumb to “hurricane fatigue,” the message from Governor Ige and emergency responders is “Stay vigilant. We have to keep working together.” In the face of multiple natural disasters, the state’s coordinated response has drawn widespread praise from the community, but don’t forget: Hurricane ...
Read More From the governor: Staying vigilant in hurricane season

Real people in real communities dealing with the real effects of climate change. That describes life in Hawai‘i as we face hurricanes, king tides and the reality of sea level rise. Governor Ige and other environmental leaders from Hawai‘i joined scores of national and international representatives at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco ...
Read More Hawai’i makes its mark at Global Climate Action Summit

  Even with the threat of Tropical Storm Olivia, crowds still turned out for a Sept. 8 parade in downtown Honolulu to honor Hawai‘i’s Little League World Series Champions. It was a morning of autographs, picture taking and speeches to celebrate the young team that has captured the hearts of people across the state and ...
Read More Statewide pride and a parade for Little League champs

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