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The Democratic Party had its Unity Breakfast yesterday following hard-fought Primary Election races for the state’s top two jobs.

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Precinct voting sites are due to open Saturday and the Democratic contenders for Governor are making their final push to the finish line.

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More than 8.5 million dollars has been spent so far in primary election races for the top two state executive offices.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will have Governor David Ige in studio to talk about his plans for diversifying the economy. How do we lay the foundation to not only create the 21st century workforce, but make available those jobs that will employ that workforce here in Hawaiʻi.

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The two Democratic candidates for Hawai’i Governor are working hard to secure their base – Americans of Japanese Ancestry or AJAs.

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The state and a private developer re-dedicated a 46-year old apartment building in Waipahu today.

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Governor David Ige approved new rules today to guide future development in Kaka’ako.

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Hawai’i became the first state in the nation to ban the use of a harmful pesticide by 2023.

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A new law was signed today that will drive public electric companies in Hawai’i to consider their customers first. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Wildfire Risk; Female Legislators and #MeToo; Made in Hawaii Movie; Hawaii Pickleball League

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The State released its report today on the false missile alert January 13th.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Governor Ige Signs Net Neutrality Executive Order

Feb 6, 2018
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You may remember that back in December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal so-called “net neutrality” rules. Governor Ige has signed an Executive Order that requires all Internet Service Providers that do business with the State of Hawaii to adhere to net neutrality principles.

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The internal investigation into the January 13th False Ballistic Missile Alert was released today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The State Airports Division wants to have more control over the State Sheriffs assigned to work there. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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2018 State of the State; Affordability of Solar Batteries; Revival of Canceled Solar Projects; Hound of the Baskervilles

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A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted today for the largest expansion of Honolulu Harbor in the state’s history. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Governor David Ige addressed the state on network television last night. He said he will not take it out on Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency personnel for the false missile attack alert and asked those who call in death threats to EMA staff to stop.

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The race for Hawai’i Governor is heating up as the Democratic candidates develop their campaign strategies. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Hawai’i’s Senior Congressional Representative officially announced her candidacy for Governor today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Governor David Ige submitted his 2019 Supplemental Budget to the Legislature today.  He is requesting additional funding for construction projects for education, housing and improvements to correctional facilities.

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Hawai’i State Hospital patient Randall Saito was captured and is being held in California.  The Governor called a news conference to announce steps taken by the administration. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Hawai’i is the first state in the nation that plans to implement a cashless payment system for medical cannabis or marijuana. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu hosted the State’s chief executive today during one of their monthly luncheons. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Governor David Ige and Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy will join us to talk state government tech. We’ll get an update on efforts to upgrade IT infrastructure and increase the pace of innovation inside the state government.

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The state unveiled its 2-year plan to combat rat lung worn disease on a statewide basis.  But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, not all lawmakers support the plan.

A Talk with Governor Ige

Jul 14, 2017
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This week, Governor Ige rejected 13 of the 15 bills that were on his intent to veto list. That included the contentious sustainable aquarium fish collection bill. Governor Ige sat down with HPR’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich to talk about the vetoed bills, the upcoming special legislative session and more.

 

 

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A new law to provide relief to low income workers in Hawai’i was signed today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

Governor David Ige signed House Bill 209 into law, establishing a state earned income tax credit.

“The intent of this legislation is to help Hawai’i’s low and moderate income families keep more of what they earn.  It’s currently estimated that the lowest income households pay 13 percent of their income to state and local taxes, while those in the top income brackets pay less than 8 percent.”

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The Governor is busy reviewing 230 bills passed by the Legislature this past session.   So far, he’s signed 48 into law including one that will help inmates.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

In 2015, an estimated 300 inmates completed their sentences and were released into the community.   Many did not have the basic documentation required for re-entry into society.  Governor David Ige signed House Bill 845 into law to correct that.

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The state’s chief executive addressed Rotary Club of Honolulu members today during their weekly meeting in Waikiki. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.

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The annual Science and Engineering Fair featuring students from schools statewide concluded today at the Convention Center.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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