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Ige signs cool-schools bill as session ends

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Legislators and students from Kaelepulu School watched Thursday as Gov. David Ige signed a bill that provides funds for air conditioning and other energy efficiency measures to cool Hawaii’s classrooms.

The Department of Education on Thursday issued its first bid request for work to begin installing air conditioning in at least 1,000 public school classrooms — the same day Gov. David Ige signed legislation to fund the $100 million initiative. Read more

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