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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Governor David Ige today announced he will not be nominating Jobie Masagatani for another term as head of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Masagatani will however stay on until the end of the legislative session.

Masagatani has been head of DHHL since 2012. Term limits prevent her from serving beyond May 2020.

Earlier this year, Ige announced that he planned to retain Masagatani.

State Data Center to Move to UH Manoa

Mar 15, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The State is relocating its Data Center from the flood-zoned Kalanimoku Building in Downtown Honolulu to one on higher ground.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Governor Delivers State of the State Address

Jan 25, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The Governor delivered his second state of the state address to the legislature today.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was at the Capitol and files this report. 

Ige Delivers State of the State Address

Jan 25, 2016
Governor David Ige
Governor David Ige

Hawaii Gov. David Ige delivered his State of the State address to the 2016 legislature, raising issues that ranged from government spending, affordable housing, homelessness, prisons, and our public hospitals. The following is a transcript from this morning’s speech:

Speaker Souki, President Kouchi, former governors, distinguished justices of the courts, representatives of our congressional delegation, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, county mayors and other elected officials, honored guests, family and friends,

Good morning and aloha.

Record Tourism Numbers Not All Good News

Aug 27, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

Eight-point-three million visitors spent nearly 15 billion dollars in Hawai’i last year, a third straight record year in tourism.  Those numbers are expected to be topped in 2015 as the Hawai’i Tourism Authority hosts its annual conference.     HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

HECO-NextEra Merger Takes Center Stage

Aug 24, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

The Public Utilities Commission will be conducting public listening sessions next month on the proposed merger of Hawai’i’s major electricity provider.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports the issues are evolving rapidly and state leaders are weighing in.

Governor Says Budget Will Change

Dec 22, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

The Governor delivered the first draft of his 2015-2017 Biennium Budget today to the state Legislature as required by law.  But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, that first draft will likely change.