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Governor pledges West Maui’s reopening to tourists won’t displace wildfire evacuees
Gov. Josh Green said while he doesn’t want people to move out of hotels prematurely, he does want to develop “bridge housing” sites that would include more home-like accommodations. James Tokioka, director of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, encouraged hotels to work closely with the state and nonprofits in the weeks ahead.
Public and charter school enrollment for 2023-24 down slightly across the state
Enrollment at Hawaiʻi’s public schools is 167,649 at the beginning of the school year, down just 0.6% from the 168,634 students enrolled at the start of last school year. The figures represent students enrolled in Department of Education schools, including students enrolled in the Department’s distance learning program, and public charter schools. The state’s 37 charter schools enrolled 7.4% of public school students this year: a total of 12,427 students.
Hawai‘i State Art Museum renames itself Capitol Modern
The museum, part of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Programs, is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by contemporary Hawai‘i artists while honoring and inspiring artistic excellence and promoting education and cultural enrichment, according to its own description online.
Hawaii Geek Meet returns to the park to celebrate local creativity, curiosity
The Hawaii Geek Meet is excited to mark its 15th milestone year, promising a dynamic mix of tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, and newcomers from the environmental and sustainability sectors. The event will be on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park.