Moving Forward Together: ʻOni Like Kākou

Posted on Dec 31, 2018 in Featured

As his family looks on, Governor Ige is sworn in by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald.

Members of the Waipahu High ROTC bearing flags.








A view of the Capitol rotunda during the ceremony.

2018 was a year of progress and challenge — from pushing ahead on the Ige administration’s top priorities to responding to natural disasters on multiple islands. At his Dec. 3 inauguration, Governor David Ige called for unity and common purpose as he embarked on his second term. He praised Hawai‘i as both a leader in sustainable growth and an example for the nation and the world that our differences are our greatest strength. “There are some who talk about making America great again but who do not understand the source of its greatness: its broad and diverse peoples,” he said. “We are a nation of immigrants, and Hawai‘i is one of its brightest examples of what is possible when we work together — when we celebrate our differences and our common heritage.”

In the last four years, the Ige administration has shown positive change is not only possible, it’s happening all around us — to empower schools, build more affordable housing and protect the ‘āina — and the governor wants the public to know state departments are working hard on their behalf. This issue of Capitol Connection describes some of the ways Hawai‘i is moving forward  and, in many cases, leading the way to a better future. 

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Present and former governors and first ladies: (from left) the Cayetanos, the Ariyoshis, Linda Lingle, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and wife Jaime Ushiroda, Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano Ige, the Waihees and Neil Abercrombie.

Gov. David Ige and Lt. Gov. Josh Green.