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The Promise of Universal Access to Pre-K. Ready Keiki is a statewide public-private effort to expand access to preschool for all 3 and 4 year olds.

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Chairing the @hawaiifoodbank’s State Employees’ Food Drive is a great honor— witnessing the impact of community support through donations and volunteerism has been truly inspiring. I’d like to mahalo @mayorrickhnl and the @honolulucitycouncil for their dedication to supporting the Foodbank and feeding our community.

Hawai’i Foodbank provides a critical service to our residents and is committed to ending food insecurity across our state. Together, we can ensure no one in Hawai’i goes hungry.
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As the state office responsible for name changes, we are constantly seeking ways to improve the process.

This month, our office made the Minor Name Change Form fully available online. Now, parents and guardians can easily fill out the form and submit payment through the online portal. This is a significant step in modernizing our public services for our residents.

Visit namechange.ehawaii.gov to learn more.
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Congratulations to all the Class of 2024 DOE graduates! 🎓

Your achievements throughout your time in school have shaped you into the bright young minds you are today. As you embark on the next chapter of your life, continue to work hard and strive for greatness. Best wishes on your future endeavors, and congratulations on this incredible milestone! 🎉
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It is an honor to serve Hawaiʻi, and it is an honor to make history as the first Korean American Lieutenant Governor in the United States.

As a kid growing up in South Korea, I never would have imagined myself in this role. But as we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I continue to be inspired by fellow #AANHPI leaders who overcome adversity in their communities and show us all the importance of representation.

Mahalo to @apaics_org, and Happy #AANHPIHeritageMonth!
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Mahalo to the Hawai’i Military Affairs Council (MAC) for inviting me to join their annual visit to Washington D.C. During my time with MAC, we had the opportunity to meet with key leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Together, we discussed the need for furthering cooperation and understanding to honor Hawaiʻi’s unique heritage and environment, while continuing our relationships with the various sectors of our military partners.
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This week marks the final week of the State Employees’ Food Drive! Meals and donations raised from this drive will aid @hawaiifoodbank’s ongoing efforts to nourish our ‘ohana 🥫🫶🏼

Your support goes beyond providing food for keiki, kupuna, and families across Hawaiʻi — it provides nourishment, hope, and aloha.

To support, visit hawaiifoodbank.org/state or the #linkinbio.
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This Mother’s Day I’m an especially proud mom to see my son, Logan, graduate from college. Wishing all the moms a wonderful day with loved ones! ...

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Our early educators and child care providers do so much for our keiki, providing a safe environment for our young children to play, learn, and grow. Today, we recognize all the contributions of the child care providers in Hawaiʻi who support our keiki and working parents.

Mahalo for all you do to keep our keiki safe, nurture their curiosity, and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and growth. #ThankYouChildCare #ReadyKeiki
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We’re ensuring that every Hawaiʻi resident has access to reliable internet.

Thanks to a monumental $1 billion investment from Google to enhance internet infrastructure in the Pacific, Hawai’i will soon benefit from three new trans-Pacific internet routes—ensuring that our internet infrastructure will support us for generations to come.

Learn more at connectkakou.org.
#ConnectKakou
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As our state continues to modernize its services, Doug Murdock, Hawaiʻi Chief Information Officer, has been a key leader in this endeavor, overseeing some of the largest technology initiatives to ensure we remain at the forefront of data and technology.

Doug’s contributions to bringing innovative technology to our state are truly significant, and I was happy to recognize him and public sector IT leaders at the inaugural Hawaii Data + AI Summit.
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In just one year, we have created over 200 new preschool seats for our children as part of the #ReadyKeiki initative. As we continue to build on this progress and expand opportunities for our keiki, quality early education remains essential.

That is why I’m grateful and proud of the charter and public preschools across our state for their continued commitment to preparing our keiki for kindergarten and their futures.

#hawaiipreschool #hawaiiprek #hawaiikeiki #keikifirst
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Preschool can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $2,000 a month. That’s why we’re committed to expanding access to preschool across our state to ensure that our keiki are ready to learn while giving families the chance to return to work knowing their children are in a safe learning environment.

#ReadyKeiki
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A warm welcome to the newest board members of the Early Learning Board — Alanna Bauman, Kauʻi Burgess, and Stephanie Shipton.

I’m looking forward to working with these accomplished women and the full board to continue progressing our state’s early learning goals and ensuring every keiki in Hawai’i has access to high-quality preschool. #ReadyKeiki
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“At this time, the State of Hawaiʻi’s IT system remains unaffected by the global CrowdStrike and Microsoft technology outage. My office has been in contact with our hospitals, banks, telecommunications, and other key public services to which no significant impacts have been reported.

Currently, hospitals and healthcare systems have reported minimal impact. Residents with scheduled appointments should check with their medical providers before proceeding.

Yesterday evening, a number of airlines servicing Hawaiʻi were affected, issuing systemwide ground stops. As of this morning, the airline communication systems are back online. Passengers should check with their airline prior to going to the airport and should expect delays.

Residents and businesses experiencing outages, should contact their service providers directly for further guidance.

Our ability to stay connected online is critical and we’ll continue to monitor this developing situation and provide support where needed.”

- Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke
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Happy #PreKFriday! ✏️📚Four new pre-kindergarten classrooms are set to open across Hawaiʻi Island for the 2024-2025 school year! Offered through the state's Public Pre-Kindergarten Program, these new classrooms are part of the groundbreaking 44 new pre-k classrooms opening statewide.

Mahalo to our #ReadyKeiki partners for their continued efforts to expand access to early learning across our state. Apply and learn more by visiting readykeiki.org/apply or the #linkinbio.

#hawaiipreschool #hawaiiprek #hawaiikeiki #keikifirst
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I’ve been on the ground in Kauaʻi since last night to offer my support to the County of Kaua'i, Mayor Kawakami, and his team as they responded to a quickly moving brush fire in Hanapēpē. It was incredible to see their synergy in the EOC and proactive coordination with state agencies to suppress the fire and evacuate residents.

As of early this morning, the fire has been 100% contained. Mahalo nui loa to the Mayor for his leadership, all of the state, county, federal, and community partners — and of course, our first responders on the ground who were steadfast in holding the line to prevent further spread.
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“On behalf of the state of Hawaiʻi, I extend my deepest condolences to the ʻohana and loved ones of those involved in this tragic accident. Guy Croyden, and James and Amy Nichole Ruark Quintua are in the thoughts and prayers of our community at this difficult time.

For the last four days, the Coast Guard, County of Kauaʻi, along with many of our state and federal partners led an extensive search and recovery operation. Mahalo nui loa to Mayor Kawakami for his leadership, and the rescue teams for their aloha and dedicated efforts. We remain committed to supporting the affected families in any way we can.”

- Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke
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I’m heartbroken about the news of Representative Mark Nakashima’s passing, who has been my close friend ever since attending UH Mānoa together.

Mark was not only a strong advocate for his constituents but also a champion for medical access and equality in our rural communities. I will miss him dearly and send my prayers and aloha to his loved ones during this time.
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