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Link to photo and resume here. Link to news conference photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is appointing Clare Connors to be the attorney general of the State of Hawaiʻi, subject to senate confirmation. Connors is an experienced criminal and civil litigator who is leaving the law firm of Davis ...
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HONOLULU – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Director Catherine P. Awakuni Colón has named Colin M. Hayashida as insurance commissioner for the State of Hawaii. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019. The Hawaii Insurance Division regulates the Hawaii insurance industry, issues licenses, examines the fiscal condition of Hawaii-based companies, reviews rate and ...
Read More RELEASE: COLIN M. HAYASHIDA APPOINTED AS HAWAII INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

WHAT:     News Conference – Governor Ige will announce the appointment of a new attorney general   WHO:       Governor David Ige                    Appointee   WHEN:    Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.   WHERE:   State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through ...
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Open Application Period Begins January 2, 2019 for Preschool Open Doors Program Honolulu, HI – The Department of Human Services (DHS) has opened an application period for its Preschool Open Doors (POD) program 2019-2020 POD school year. We encourage families to apply between January 2, 2019 and March 29, 2019.  Applications received during this period ...
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Link to photos and resumes here. HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is reappointing the director and deputy at Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and is appointing a new state chief information officer. In addition, deputies at the Department of Health have been named.   Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Jobie ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige announces appointments at Hawaiian Home Lands, Enterprise Technology Services and deputies at Health

(Honolulu) – A cooperative operation between city & county, state, and federal government agencies resulted in the successful removal of a decomposing whale carcass from shallow waters fronting Sand Island State Recreation Area. The sperm whale carcass, first reported on Thursday about a mile from Kewalo Basin, ended up on the reef on the Ewa ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Sperm Whale Carcass Towed Out to Sea, Jan. 12, 2019

(Honolulu)–A New Year is coming, do your resolutions involve shaping the future of Hawai‘iʻs natural areas, cultural and historical sites, agricultural production, and other public resources?  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) seeks three volunteers to join the Legacy Land Conservation Commission, for a term of up to four years.  Submit an online ...
Read More DLNR News Release-State Land Conservation Commission Seeks New Members, Dec. 28, 2018

Link to photos and resumes here. HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is reappointing the directors of the departments of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Public Safety to serve in his second term. “These leaders are dedicated to upholding fairness and justice. They have led their departments with integrity and instilled a ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Governor Ige reappoints leaders at Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Public Safety

(Kīlauea, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi — In 2018, conservation partners again provided a new home, safe from invasive predators, for some of Hawaiʻi’s most imperiled seabirds. A total of 39 chicks, including 20 endangered uaʻu (Hawaiian Petrel) and 19 threatened ʻaʻo (Newell’s Shearwater), were moved from colonies in the mountains to the translocation site, called Nihokū, at ...
Read More News release from DLNR — A Great Year for Endangered Hawaiian Seabirds — 39 Chicks Fledge from Protected Nihokū Site in 2018

Link to photos and resumes here. HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is reappointing the directors at the departments of Health, Human Services, and Land and Natural Resources for his second term. “The health and wellbeing of Hawaiʻi’s people and natural resources are in good hands with this team of directors and ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Directors at Health, Human Services, and Land and Natural Resources to serve in Governor Ige’s second term