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More electric vehicle charging stations and electric buses will be part of Hawai‘i’s future, thanks to $8.1 million in Volkswagen settlement funds to accelerate the Ige administration’s goals for more sustainable energy generation and use. Hawai‘i and Washington were the only two states to earn a perfect A+ score on their electric vehicle infrastructure and ...
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Honoring King Kamehameha

Posted on Jun 22, 2019 in Main

It’s an iconic image: the regal statue of King Kamehameha bedecked with lei on his special day in June. What the public doesn’t see is the army of volunteers who craft the dozens of lei for ceremonies across the state, including the 30-foot creations Governor Ige presents in the ceremony fronting Ali‘iolani Hale in Honolulu. ...
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‘A Universe of Stories’ for summer

Posted on Jun 22, 2019 in Main

“I don’t think books or libraries will ever go out of style,” said first lady Dawn Amano-Ige. “Reading lets you share in other people’s worlds, discover new ideas and explore possibilities. And libraries are places where the community can connect.” Mrs. Ige joined Rep. Lynn DeCoite and others on Moloka‘i last month to mark the ...
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As chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), Governor Ige met with leaders from a dozen western states last month in Colorado to discuss major policy initiatives. The WGA approved four resolutions on biosecurity and invasive species management (the governor’s signature initiative), national parks, wildlife migration corridors, and federal-state land exchanges and purchases. “It’s remarkable ...
Read More Seeking action on biosecurity, workforce development

From flood devastation to a model for the entire state — that’s how officials described the restoration of Hā‘ena at a community blessing and bill signing by Governor Ige last month. The Kaua‘i ceremony marked the anticipated reopening of Kūhiō Highway and Hā‘ena State Park, the gateway to the famed Kalalau Trail along the Nāpali ...
Read More Dawning of a new day for Hā’ena celebrated

Hale Kewalo is the latest project to bring more affordable rental units to urban Honolulu for low-income households. The 128-unit building at 450 Pi‘ikoi, just a short walk from Ala Moana Center, opened in May through a public-private partnership between the state’s Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corp. and developer Stanford Carr. “We talked about ...
Read More Hale Kewalo: Bringing more affordable rentals to Kaka’ako

Local residents and visitors to Maui can now take advantage of the newly opened Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility, hailed as environmentally friendly and the first of its kind in the state. At the dedication in May, Governor Ige said, “The best part is this is funded with no taxpayer dollars involved. The $340 million (to ...
Read More New Conrac at Kahului Airport open for business

Construction is expected to begin this summer on Hawai‘i island’s Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea following the Hawai‘i Supreme Court’s decision in October 2018 to uphold the Conservation District Use Permit approved by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources in 2017. At a June 20 news conference, Governor Ige announced the ...
Read More State issues notice to proceed for TMT project

Moving forward together — ‘Oni Like Kākou  — is more than a convenient catchphrase. It’s Governor Ige’s basic belief for how we can make progress as a community — whether it’s restoring Hā‘ena on Kaua‘i after devastating floods, finishing   a new airport facility on Maui or building more affordable rentals for working families. This issue ...
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OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in Main, Proclamations

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