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Sometimes the best decisions come when people work together to find solutions. That was the case on Kaua‘i and Maui when the subject was water and the key stakeholders resolved to find solutions to water allocations without years of contentious court battles. “It totally took Governor Ige’s and this administration’s focus on resolving water issues ...
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New solar farms in 2019

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Featured

The state’s goal of producing 100 percent clean, renewable energy for electricity generation by 2045 took a major step forward in January as NRG Energy broke ground for three solar farms on O‘ahu. The partnership with Hawaiian Electric Co. and Kamehameha Schools and others is expected to produce enough new electricity to power 32,000 homes. ...
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School loyalties run deep in Hawai‘i — from small-kid time to the University of Hawai‘i system. As a proud graduate of Pearl City High School and UH Mānoa, Governor Ige has made education a top priority throughout his legislative career and now as governor. This issue of Capitol Connection highlights some of the progress and ...
Read More From the governor: Education, the key to the state’s future

The numbers are chilling: 500 domestic violence and sexual assault survivors seek help every day in Hawai‘i. To drive home the point, the governor joined with the Hawai‘i Says NO MORE coalition and the Women’s Legislative Caucus to raise awareness of the crisis throughout the state. Hawai‘i says NO MORE is part of a national ...
Read More Hawai’i says ‘NO MORE’ to assault and violence

Governor Ige returned to his alma mater, Pearl City High School, March 14 to show his support for students who joined the nationwide 17-minute walkout to honor those who lost their lives in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students across the state and the nation called for safer schools ...
Read More #NeverAgain: The state’s students call for safer schools

  On a bigger stage, Hawai‘i’s teachers can compete with the best. The truth of that came through loud and clear in recent months as three of the state’s outstanding teachers received national and international recognition for their work with students. They include Waialua High’s Glenn Lee, who helped spur Hawai‘i’s robotics movement. Lee was ...
Read More Award-winning teachers help students dream big

During her first eight months on the job, DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto has become one of the public schools’ biggest cheerleaders. She’s visited all 15 district complexes, talks with pride about the uniqueness of each community, and tweets regularly about the “fantastic things” happening across the state. But she’s also on a mission to change ...
Read More DOE’s superintendent: Vision-driven to empower schools

If you’re feeling cynical about Hawai‘i’s future, here’s an antidote: Spend some time with a couple of young people like Renzee Reyes and Christopher Nguyen — two proud public school and University of Hawai‘i graduates who, like others, have found a way to carve out 21st century careers and build impressive resumes. Both majored in ...
Read More Public schools, UH and local talent fuel the state’s future

New Waimea Middle School Learning Center A  21st century dream came true this spring for Waimea Middle School on Hawai‘i island with the opening of a new $15 million STEAM Learning Center. Governor Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, along with key Hawai‘i island legislators and community members, gathered Jan. 8 to celebrate the new ...
Read More Full STEAM ahead for Waimea Middle; top honors for Moanalua

Whether it’s affordable housing or transportation improvements, the Ige administration has its eyes on the future even as it’s dealing with the issues of today. This issue of Capitol Connection describes some of the progress we’re making in tackling big issues such as affordable housing and protecting our islands and what Hawai‘i’s people can look ...
Read More From the governor: Working together on tough, vital issues