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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced appointments to his administration in the departments of Health and Public Safety as well as to his communication team. None of the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Photos may be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/. Department of Health Lynn Fallin has been appointed Director of Behavior Health. ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige signed a supplemental emergency proclamation yesterday, Mar. 2, 2015. The supplemental proclamation extends the emergency period for the lava flow that threatens the Puna district on Hawaii Island. “The state stands ready to support Hawaii County in its response to the lava flow,” said Gov. Ige. “This extension of the ...
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Jibanyan, official Kids Spokesperson of Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan, made a courtesy call to Mr. David Ige, the Governor of Hawaiʻi, as his first job as a spokesperson. At the Hawaii State Capitol, the Governor received him cordially with a shaka sign. The Governor said “we are extremely fortunate that Jibanyan, who is one of the most popular characters among Japanese children, will be actively involved with Hawaii ...
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HONOLULU – Today Governor David Ige held a news conference to provide information about his participation in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting and his meetings with various federal officials and business leaders in Washington, D.C. “Meeting with the other governors was a valuable experience,” said Gov. David Ige. “We were able to discuss issues ...
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HONOLULU – Today Governor David Ige will be arriving in Washington, DC for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Governors at the meeting are expected to focus on collaboration to solve national issues. Governor Ige serves on the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee and will be participating in a panel discussion ...
Read More Governor David Ige to Attend National Governors Association 2015 Winter Meeting

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his appointment of Lynn DeCoite to serve as Representative of State House District 13. DeCoite lives in Hoolehua on Molokai where she is an owner of L&R Farm Enterprises and R.J.’s Snacks and co-owner of V-8 Ranch. In 2012, she won the First Annual Kaanapali Fresh Best in ...
Read More Governor David Ige Appoints Lynn DeCoite to Serve as Representative of State House District 13

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige extended his condolences to the family of former Representative Mele Carroll, who passed away earlier today. “Mele was an outstanding representative of her district, and we will remember the results she achieved and the Aloha spirit with which she conducted her work.” ###

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the nomination of two deputy directors to his cabinet. All are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Joseph Kim has been nominated to be the Deputy Director at the Department of Taxation where he will redeploy his extensive experience in training and commanding U.S. Air Force and Air ...
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HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii has successfully launched the upgrade of a major, formerly at-risk information technology system as part of its long-term plan to transform government. The Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Upgrade Project was completed as scheduled on Jan. 20, 2015, resulting in a modernized system with vital backup and disaster recovery ...
Read More Major Technology Upgrade Launch Part of Long-Term Plan to Transform Government

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nominees to the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). The HCDA is a state agency that was established to promote and coordinate public and private sector community development in its designated community development districts. This is the first time Board members have been named in accordance with Act ...
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