Press Releases

By Gov. David Y. Ige February 12, 2017 Coding. Robotics. Digital media. International education exchanges. These programs weren’t offered when I attended public schools in Pearl City, and we can only imagine what fascinating opportunities await students in the world of tomorrow. What I can tell you is this: The future of our state depends ...
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WHAT:          Media Availability  WHO:            Governor David Y. Ige WHEN:          Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. WHERE:        Governor’s Ceremonial Room State Capitol, Executive Chambers, 5th Floor ### Media Contact: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov   Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0012 ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced three appointments to the First Circuit Court (Oʻahu) as follows:   Keith K. Hiraoka, 58, attorney at Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP, is appointed to the First Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn. Ahn retired in June ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of First Circuit chief judge Derrick H.M. Chan to the Intermediate Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy created by the retirement in December 2016 of former Associate Judge Daniel R. Foley. Chan, 61, was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge on Aug. 25, 2000. Prior ...
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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige released the following statement on the passing of retired Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justice Mario R. Ramil: “Justice Ramil served the people of Hawaiʻi with distinction in a number of capacities over the course of two decades in public service. We will remember his many contributions to the people ...
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Gov. David Ige today issued the following statement on immigration to the United States: “I have been in contact with Attorney General Doug Chin regarding several orders issued by the federal courts in the last 24 hours. We believe these orders apply to all U.S. international airports, including those in Honolulu and Kona, and expect legal ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Richard K. Perkins in June 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on January 26, 2017 after careful evaluation and investigation into the background ...
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 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS GOVERNOR DAVID IGE TO THE TWENTY-NINTH STATE LEGISLATURE MEETING IN JOINT SESSION JANUARY 23, 2017 WATCH THE ENTIRE SPEECH Mister Speaker, President Kouchi, former governors, distinguished justices of the courts, representatives of our congressional delegation, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, elected officials, military leaders, honored guests, family and friends, ...
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WHAT: State of the State address and post State of the State media availability The governor’s address will focus on: Transforming our schools to better prepare our keiki for the future Reshaping our economy to allow for more innovations in all of our industries in this knowledge-based, technology-driven world Building more affordable homes for our ...
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WHAT: Media Availability following opening ceremonies for the 2017 Hawai‘i State Legislature WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: January 18, 2017 — 20-30 minutes following the conclusion of opening ceremonies WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov ...
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