Press Releases

The Court’s ruling on the Legislature’s amendment means we must keep searching for a way to support the dedicated teachers and staff who make a difference every day in classrooms around the state. I am committed to doing just that. –Governor David Ige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Statement on Hawai’i Supreme Court ruling on ConAm question

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a fourth supplementary proclamation extending the emergency relief period for the Kaua‘i floods that occurred in April 2018. This fourth supplementary proclamation, which applies to Kaua‘i only, once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Garden Island residents. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige extends supplementary emergency proclamation for Kauai flood recovery

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flags to fly at half-staff on Sunday in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has nominated Judge Keith K. Hiraoka, 59, to serve on the Intermediate Court Appeals. The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018. Hiraoka is currently a Judge on the First ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor nominates Keith Hiraoka for Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige has signed a fourth supplementary proclamation to support Hawai‘i Island’s recovery from Kilauea Volcano’s lava flows and activity. This fourth supplementary proclamation once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i county residents. The proclamation also supports the state’s effort ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Disaster emergency relief period extended for Hawaii Island’s volcanic eruption recovery

HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for MONDAY, October 1, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this monthly test, all warning ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test, Monday October 1, 2018

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to address the impacts of Hurricane Lane has been granted. The disaster declaration covers floods, wildfires and other disasters that occurred because of the hurricane between Aug. 22-29, 2018. The Declaration means the state will receive support from the Public Assistance Grant Program for ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige secures Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit where he is joining leaders from around the world in conducting and participating in climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibits and other special events. Gov. Ige is joining California Gov. Jerry Brown, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige in San Francisco for Climate Summit

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Olivia has been granted, one day after the request was submitted. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures in the effort to protect property and public health ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for TS Olivia — approved

MEDIA ADVISORY September 12, 2018 WHAT: Tropical Storm Olivia – Briefing/Situation Reports WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. WHO: Governor David Ige National Weather Service Tom Travis, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) Dolph, Diemont, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Department of Education U.S. Coast Guard Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Tropical Storm Olivia — Briefing-Situation Reports

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