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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared December 2, 2015 at the Pomaika’i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Iwilei  “Reflecting on Year One” After thirty years at the Legislature, I walked into the Governor’s Office one year ago. I was under no illusions about what I was going to face as Governor. The operations of government had ...
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December at Washington Place

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Main

Christmas at Washington Place – December 6 Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation will host Christmas at Washington Place from 3:30pm 6pm on Sunday, Dec. 6. Come celebrate the Christmas season with entertainment by Glen Smith and Chris Kamaka of Ho‘okena, along with songstress Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, who ...
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Waialua High graduate Todd Nacapuy left a lucrative career as a tech entrepreneur in Seattle to come home to Hawai‘i, work for Microsoft— and, as it turns out, now has a unique opportunity to give back. Appointed by Gov. David Ige as Hawai‘i’s chief information officer, Nacapuy, 38, is leading the state’s technology team to ...
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More low-income families will receive crucial nutritional support, thanks to a federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) bonus of $660,422  awarded to the state’s Department of Human Services’ Benefits, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD). DHS director Rachael Wong said Hawai‘i’s program placed among the top six in the nation for timeliness of applications. She ...
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It was one year ago this month that I took the oath of office as your governor. My administration has been working hard to improve services and plan for the future. This list provides some first steps on the road ahead as we find ways to move Hawai‘i forward. • Housing & homelessness – A ...
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Hawai‘i’s pivotal role in the Pacific was the focus of a business and diplomatic mission to Japan and China last month by Gov. Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige. The trip celebrated a 30-year sister state relationship with Okinawa and Guangdong Province and included a delegation from the Department of Business and Economic Development and ...
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Maui schools Kalama Intermediate School and Lokelani Intermediate School have become the first in the state to receive free digital tablets for every student through the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program directed by the nonprofit Digital Promise. Gov. Ige commended the Maui schools’ selection for the coveted program and Verizon’s willingness to challenge students and ...
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Thomas Kahalu Lee, Jr. knows what it means to be a “Wounded Warrior.”  He lost his right leg above the knee in Iraq but not his commitment to return to serve his island home. Lee, 40, is the governor’s new military affairs liaison, a position created by the Legislature last session to assist with community ...
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Capitol Connection November 2015

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Main

Everyone has seen the headlines and the photos of families huddled among rows of tents. So what is the state doing to remedy the situation — and how fast can it happen? Gov. Ige has made it a priority by hiring Scott Morishige as the new state coordinator for homelessness, giving him a bigger staff, ...
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