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Governor Ige joined Castle & Cooke executives and community leaders last month to break ground for Koa Ridge, a new master planned community in central O‘ahu. “We thank you for your perseverance,” said the governor, noting that his son was in preschool when Koa Ridge planning started some 20 years ago. The project will provide ...
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There’s something about Washington Place that stirs some of our deepest emotions. Maybe it’s the memories of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the life she lived there. Or the milestones the historic home has seen. Or the stories from past territorial and state governors who have shaped Hawai‘i. That’s why First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the Washington ...
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Leading by example — that’s one of the reasons Vanessa Ching, the student activities coordinator at Ewa Makai Middle School, was named the state’s 2018 Teacher of the Year at a Washington Place ceremony Oct. 27. Whether it’s a “green” service project or an anti-bullying campaign, Ching’s work as the student activities coordinator at Ewa ...
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On Lāna‘i, the governor got a workout at the 24th Annual Turkey and Rice Giveaway last month, which provided food for every family on the island. Organizers Jim and Randy Coon of Trilogy Charter Boat Co. joined with Maui Hotel & Lodging, Young Brothers and Bank of Hawaii, along with other community organizations, to distribute ...
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They come from all walks of life, serve as volunteers and advise on decisions vital to the future of the state. Those are the governor’s appointees to more than 170 boards and commissions, officially sworn in during recent ceremonies. “Their service is a way for Hawai‘i citizens to have an active voice in government and ...
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Highways and bridges . . airports. . . harbors. As the nation’s only island state, Hawai‘i needs to maintain these  vital arteries that many of us take for granted. This issue of Capitol Connection focuses on how Gov. David Ige and the state Department of Transportation (HDOT) are delivering on his promise to improve roadways, ...
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Consider the numbers: 15 airports, 10 commercial harbors, 2,500 miles of highway and 2,600 employees. That’s the Hawai‘i  Department of Transportation (HDOT).  Now add the airlines, shipping companies, big and small local businesses and thousands of residents who want to know when their road is going to be fixed. Welcome to HDOT’s world. For the ...
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What has the Ige administration accomplished so far in transportation? Aging infrastructure is being addressed, and state     Department of Transportation officials say the proof of progress is in some of the milestones reached in the last few months  for highways, airports and harbors. “We know more needs to be done, but I do feel good ...
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From a broken-down storage shed to a place of hope — that sums up the success story of the Family Assessment Center in Kaka‘ako, which celebrated its 1st anniversary Oct. 3. The event brought together Gov. Ige, members of his homelessness leadership team, legislators and officials from the state’s Department of Human Services and Catholic ...
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