Press Releases

HILO, HAWAIʻI – Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke saw firsthand the achievements and challenges of Hawaiian Medium Education from preschool to high school during a visit yesterday at Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki Laboratory Public Charter School. The Lt. Governor started her visit by greeting students in Korean and sharing with them her own language experiences ...
Read More Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke Reaffirms Commitment to Hawaiian Language Learning; Visits Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Laboratory School

Coordinated Effort Will Create 80 Preschool Classrooms by August 2024, 465 Classrooms by 2032 HONOLULU — Flanked by public, private and philanthropic providers, Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke today unveiled the Ready Keiki initiative, the administration’s multi-faceted plan to expand high-quality child care and preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds by 2032. The plan identifies sites for ...
Read More LT. GOVERNOR SYLVIA LUKE UNVEILS “READY KEIKI” PLAN

HONOLULU — Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Luke released the following statement on the passing of Danny Kaleikini:  “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Danny Kaleikini. Danny was a good friend who showed love and aloha to all. With humble beginnings in Papakolea, he went on to become a legendary entertainer and recognizable voice across Hawaiʻi and worldwide.  Throughout his career, he inspired ...
Read More Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke Releases Statement on the Passing of Danny Kaleikini 

The grant will help the Institute for Human Services to launch a homeless triage center  HONOLULU — Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke supports the release of state Grant-in-Aid (GIA) funds to local organizations. The release of the GIAs was announced at a press conference held by Gov. Josh Green on Monday. Among the list of awardees, $1.6 million ...
Read More Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke Applauds Governor’s Decision to Release Grant-in-Aid Funding  

HONOLULU — Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke expresses strong support of a federal broadband grant awarded to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) by the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, a part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The release of the initial funding was announced Monday at a Hawaiian Homes Commission meeting and will be used for ...
Read More Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke Supports Broadband Initiatives Serving Native Hawaiian Communities Statewide

STATE OF HAWAIʻI INAUGURATION CEREMONY NEAL S. BLAISDELL ARENA DECEMBER 5, 2022 Aloha. Good afternoon everyone. It’s so good to celebrate today’s inauguration with family and so many friends.  Governor Green and I would not be here without you, and it warms my heart to look out into the audience and see each and every ...
Read More Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke’s Inaugural Remarks