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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today delivered his first State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on building a strong foundation for our island home. He called for a change in mindset that will propel the state government to higher levels of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. A copy of Governor Ige’s address follows. ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the nominations of Carleton Ching to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Kekoa Kaluhiwa to the position of First Deputy. Ching has devoted much of his career to creating communities for Hawaiʻi’s residents. Early on he spent a decade with the Hawaiʻi ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced two key appointments to his cabinet. Doug Chin, local attorney and former managing director for the City and County of Honolulu, has been named Attorney General. Chin polished his litigation and leadership skills during his 12 years at the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Chin is leaving his current ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Hermina “Mina” Morita from her position as chair of the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC). “For almost two decades, Mina has been the acknowledged leader in the state’s efforts to reduce dependency on imported oil and to develop local, renewable, and ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Alvin T. Amaral, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Elizabeth Kim will serve as the Director for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Cindy McMillan as Director of Communications. Kim currently serves in President Obama’s Administration as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat at the US Department of Labor in Washington ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of seven members of his Cabinet. Col. Arthur “Joe” Logan will serve as adjutant general. Logan is currently serving as director of operations/G3, Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG), a position he has held since October 2013.  Prior to this assignment Logan held positions as the chief ...
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Gov. David Y. Ige shared the following message with the people of the State of Hawaii on this final day of 2014: “As 2014 draws to a close, Dawn and I wish the people of Hawaii and our many welcome visitors a safe and happy New Year. “The year 2015 holds great promise for our ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of six members of his Cabinet. “All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Gov. Ige. “There is hard work to be done and together we will address the issues facing our state in ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Pressler, MD, MBA, FACS as director of the Department of Health (DOH). Dr. Pressler’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. “Ginny has more than 35 years of experience in the medical field and has held administrative positions for more ...
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