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Revitalized neighborhoods. More affordable housing. Better access to services. And the convenience of the ride. That’s the vision laid out in a new strategic plan from the Hawai‘i Interagency Council for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Whether it’s affordable housing along O‘ahu’s rail line or neighbor island rentals along bus lines, the goal is the same: to ...
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For Governor Ige and developer Stanford Carr, the commitment remains the same: building housing local folks can afford. Carr’s latest affordable rental project, Hale Kewalo across from Ala Moana Center in Kaka‘ako broke ground last month — amid more expensive high rises. The governor praised Carr and developers like him for creating housing that gives ...
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From Kaka‘ako and Kona to Mililani, Koloa and Kula, groundbreakings and blessings for more affordable housing projects are happening across the state. “The number of projects completed, under construction or in the pipeline is significant,” said Craig Hirai, director of the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC). The agency uses its financial tools and ...
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It was an event Queen Lili‘uokalani would have loved: the sound of music, the laughter of keiki and the milestones celebrated as Gov. Ige proclaimed 2018 “The Year of the Hawaiian” at Washington Place last month. The impetus came from a resolution passed during last year’s legislative session requesting the designation, with the Office of ...
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Governor Ige and airline officials have announced plans for a new Diamond Head Concourse at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The $1.1 billion project will be built over the next 10 years and financed through concessions and airline revenues. “My administration is committed to improving HNL’s facilities for its passengers, airlines and businesses,” said ...
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The state of our State is strong. We are a resilient people and the future is bright. As I stand before you today, I am struck by the beautiful and often challenging complexity that makes Hawai‘i our home. We really are the most beautiful place on Earth. We are of many cultures and faiths, and ...
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It is one thing to say our children matter; it is quite another to do something about it. We have invested more widely in classrooms than in previous years. We promised to cool 1,000 of Hawai‘i’s hottest classrooms where soaring temperatures have hindered learning for years. I’m proud to report that, with the Legislature’s support, ...
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For those who want to live in Hawai‘i, probably no issue is more challenging than finding a decent, affordable place to live. And probably no issue challenges us as a society more than the daily sight of those who are now living on our streets and in our parks. We have dedicated more money to ...
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Dreaming big with homegrown talent

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured, Main

Hawai‘i has so much potential in this new globally connected world. We are already viewed as the ideal testing ground for innovative, globally significant technologies such as telemedicine, smart cities, driverless vehicles and aquaculture. . . Hawai‘i is home to many talented individuals breaking new ground every day. The Big Island’s Tina Fitch turned her ...
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Even though tourism is up and unemployment is low, many of our residents are living paycheck to paycheck, one health emergency or car repair away from a crisis. Some people may have two or three jobs to make ends meet. The challenge is not just creating jobs, it’s about creating QUALITY jobs and the training ...
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