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Lingle, Aiona on selection as 'Race to the Top' finalist

Lingle, Aiona on selection as ‘Race to the Top’ finalist

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education announced Hawaii is among 18 states and the District of the Columbia to be selected as a Round 2 finalist in the “Race to the Top” grant competition. “The selection of Hawaii as Round 2 ‘Race to the Top’ finalist […]

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Stimulus funds aid low-income families with energy retrofits

Stimulus funds aid low-income families with energy retrofits

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced three state departments are teaming up to use $3.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to provide low-income Hawaii residents with energy efficiency retrofits. The collaboration by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), […]

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Aiona, Koller distribute $8.1M to hospitals

Aiona, Koller distribute $8.1M to hospitals

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. and Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Lillian Koller have distributed more than $8.1 million in new federal funding to 16 private hospitals statewide to help defray the cost of providing charity care to uninsured and under-insured patients. DHS obtained the money through the Congressional Disproportionate […]

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Hawaii rolls out youth employment program

Hawaii rolls out youth employment program

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona has announced more than 1,000 jobs that pay $8 or more per hour are available immediately for young people, ages 14 through 23, from low-income families through the new 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program. “This is about providing our young people with an opportunity to develop skills, attitudes and […]

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Working lunch with "Leader for a Day" students

Working lunch with “Leader for a Day” students

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona last week hosted a working lunch with winners of the “Leader for a Day” Program essay contest. This year, nearly 400 students submitted 500-word essays addressing the questions: “What are the historic places, Hawaiian cultural sites or locations of significance in your community, island […]

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Aiona delivers keynote address at GOP state convention

Aiona delivers keynote address at GOP state convention

MEDIA RELEASE Joining a boisterous crowd of 700 convention delegates and grassroots supporters wearing T-shirts and waiving signs in support of Duke Aiona at the 2010 Hawaii Republican Party State Convention, Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, the leading Republican candidate for governor, delivered a keynote address highlighting his grassroots campaign for balanced, efficient and accountable […]

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Cash incentives for Energy Star refrigerators

Cash incentives for Energy Star refrigerators

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona Jr., has announced Hawaii residents will soon be able to save money on new energy-efficient refrigerators when they replace their old models, as a result of $2 million in federal stimulus funds allocated to the state to be used for Energy Star appliance rebates. Starting May 24, […]

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Hawaii residents who purchase new electric vehicles or install electric vehicle chargers after Aug. 1, 2010 may be eligible for rebates or grants under the Hawaii Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Program, Lt. Gov. James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. has announced.

Hawaiia’s electric vehicle rebate, grant program announced

Hawaii residents who purchase new electric vehicles or install electric vehicle chargers after Aug. 1, 2010 may be eligible for rebates or grants under the Hawaii Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Program, Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced.

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Summer employment opportunities for low-income young people

Summer employment opportunities for low-income young people

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona has announced the opportunity for young people from low-income families to earn wages while gaining valuable work experience in public service jobs through the 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program. Aiona made the announcement while visiting the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Workforce Development Division Office in […]

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Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced $425,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will go to the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) to continue the annual event, expand teacher training programs and provide support for the Neighbor Islands to assist students and teachers to attend the state and international events annually.

Stimulus funds to help save state Science and Engineering Fair

Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced $425,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will go to the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) to continue the annual event, expand teacher training programs and provide support for the Neighbor Islands to assist students and teachers to attend the state and […]

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Aiona on launch of the National Physical Activity Plan

Aiona on launch of the National Physical Activity Plan

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona has issued the following statement regarding the launch of The National Physical Activity Plan: “I applaud the launch of The National Physical Activity Plan to improve public health in every community. “Since unveiling The Hawaii Physical Activity and Nutrition Plan in 2007, many of the plan’s recommendations have […]

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Charter schools get support from administration

Charter schools get support from administration

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona earlier this month traveled to the Big Island to meet with officials with the Charter School Review Panel to urge them to reconsider its position and allow Lapahoehoe Elementary School to become a public charter school. Teachers, administrative staff and parents in February voted overwhelmingly in favor of […]

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Proclamation: Helping to Feed Hawaii's Hungry Month

Proclamation: Helping to Feed Hawaii’s Hungry Month

PROCLAMATION Hunger is a serious issue in Hawaii. Because of financial constraints, families in need often face tough choices, such as choosing between food and medicine, medical treatment, rent or mortgage payments. Since 1983, the Hawaii Foodbank, in collaboration with food banks on the neighbor islands, has served as an important link between donors and […]

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Proclamation: Alcohol Awareness Month

Proclamation: Alcohol Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION Underage drinking poses a number of immediate and long-term threats to young Hawaii residents and visitors. Often, before an adolescent reaches adulthood, they are exposed to the negative influences of alcohol and drug abuse. According to the Hawaii State Health Department’s Alcohol and Drug Division, alcohol use is second only to marijuana as the […]

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