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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

There’s no rest for the hurricane-weary. Even as some Hawai‘i residents are still recovering from Hurricane Lane and Tropical Storm Olivia, more storms are predicted through the end of November. The state’s string of natural disasters — from the April floods to the Kīlauea eruption to the named hurricanes — has proven one thing: Teamwork ...
Read More Ige administration praised for hurricane response

The mountains of paperwork . . . the armies of clerks manually entering salary numbers for every pay period. For the past 50 years, thousands of state employees from every department have depended on an antiquated paper-based process to be paid. The good news: The system has been transformed since Governor Ige made modernizing the ...
Read More At last, a modern state payroll system to improve services

Attention, all computer programmers, software developers and tech innovators who want to improve state government: The next Hawai‘i Annual Code Challenge (HACC) kicks off Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. at the East-West Center. The event is open to students, amateurs and professionals with the most outstanding solutions eligible for cash prizes and consideration for ...
Read More ‘Code Challenge’ to launch Oct. 20

A new tool available for the first time to anyone who wants to know about state- and county-owned lands in Hawai‘i was launched recently by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Called the Public Land Trust Information System (PLTIS), the centralized, web-based inventory can be found at https://pltis.hawaii.gov. DLNR director Suzanne Case said ...
Read More Who owns this land? New DLNR website has some answers

From real progress on affordable housing to airport modernization, a new state hospital facility, a long-awaited Hawai‘i island highway, and new projects such as free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the islands, the Ige administration is committed to creating change for the better. The governor says, “These changes prove we can move forward as a community ...
Read More From the governor: Creating lasting change for Hawai’i

              After days of Hurricane Lane anxiety, Hawai‘i was more than ready to celebrate and welcome home the Honolulu team that won the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday. And what a welcome it was: cheering crowds, glowing praise from Governor David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and ...
Read More Hawai’i’s Little League World Champions return home to cheering crowds

From free unlimited Wi-Fi to more retail and restaurant space and renovated restrooms, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is in the midst of a transformation as the state’s busiest airline hub. Wi-Fi upgrades and other major improvements are also underway for airports on the neighbor islands. The Wi-Fi is available through Boingo Wireless, which ...
Read More Transforming Hawai’i’s airports for a better experience

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