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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared September 1, 2016 – IUCN WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS Opening Ceremony Aloha! Wow, what a grand opening to start this World Conservation Congress. On behalf of the State of Hawai‘i, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Hawai‘i host committee, and the people of Hawaiʻi, and all the ancestors who ...
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For UH associate dean Denise Antolini’s environmental law students and others across the state, the  IUCN’s World Conservation Congress is the “opportunity of a lifetime.” It’s a chance to make their voice heard through seven “homegrown” motions that could help chart a local and global environmental course for generations to come. The motions, developed through ...
Read More ‘MADE IN HAWAIʻI’ MOTIONS CALL FOR LOCAL, GLOBAL ACTION

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ESSA TEAM CONTINUES WORK STATEWIDE

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 in Main

To meet growing demand, Governor Ige’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) team added two more town hall meetings — one on Aug. 22 at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and the other on Sept. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lāna‘i High and Elementary School. Other September meetings are Sept. 7 from 4:30 to ...
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O‘ahu commuters  got some relief with several projects designed to keep traffic moving now that school is back in session. Governor Ige and Department of Transportation (DOT) officials announced several simpler traffic fixes as lower-cost alternatives to more expensive, large-scale highway projects. Among the projects are a new shoulder lane in Kunia, a second Zipper ...
Read More DOT TAKES STEPS TO ‘BEAT THE SCHOOL JAM’

The 2016 World Conservation Congress provides a global stage to highlight the work Hawai‘i’s state agencies, together with community partners, do every day. The message is simple: Conservation is everyone’s kuleana. The Department of Land and Natural Resources is the agency entrusted with protecting the state’s vast natural, cultural and historic resources while overseeing their ...
Read More TAKING CARE OF HAWAIʻI — FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA

Think global, act local. Never has that phrase meant more than now when the world’s spotlight is on the islands for the first U.S.-based IUCN World Conservation Congress Sept. 1-10 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. This month’s Capitol Connection focuses not only on the Congress itself, but also on work by the state and its ...
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Executive Summary on Housing

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Main

Executive Summary on Homelessness

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Main

AUGUST 6, ESSA MINUTES AND MATERIALS

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Main

MINUTES August 6, 2016 minutes MATERIALS HA Article OHE Delivery Plan Kapolei Town Hall Input – Part 1 Kapolei Town Hall Input – Part 2 Kapolei Town Hall Input – Part 3 Project Ke Au Hou ESSA Team Design Ideas – updated August 9, 2016    

A plan focusing on the chronically homeless as well as families with children will be implemented with $12 million from the 2016 Legislature. “We know homelessness has reached every community,” said Governor Ige at a press conference with homelessness coordinator Scott Morishige and Department of Human Services director Rachael Wong. “This plan provides services across the ...
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