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HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige and the nation’s governors will join leaders from the business industry, the non-profit sector and global governments for this week’s National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. The governors will lead and participate in discussions on topics such as education reform, entrepreneurship, child welfare and resiliency ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige today announced the state’s participation in the Girls Go CyberStart Initiative, which encourages young women to explore the cybersecurity and computer science fields. The initiative gives girls, grades 9-12, the opportunity to solve challenges presented in the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program, sponsored by the SANS Institute and the ...
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Link to photo and resume here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Leo R. Asuncion, Jr. to the Public Utilities Commission. Asuncion currently serves as planning program administrator for the state’s Office of Planning, overseeing the overall management, administration and operations of the Planning Division. He also served as director and interim director of ...
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Link to photos of Commendation Ceremony/Bischoff Family here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today recognized ten first responders from the City and County of Honolulu who saved the life of a Kāhala man who collapsed at Waimānalo Beach Park while taking out-of-town guests sightseeing last June. A good Samaritan alerted Ocean Safety personnel at their ...
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Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture chairperson. Glenn Muranaka is appointed as deputy to the chair. Shimabukuro-Geiser was designated acting chairperson for the Board of Agriculture last month. She has also served as deputy to the chairperson since 2015. Shimabukuro-Geiser is a ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a sixth supplementary proclamation for Kaua‘i County, which continues to recover from severe flooding and damage caused by heavy rains in April 2018. The supplementary proclamation will continue to provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering, while also protecting the health, safety and welfare of the people of ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness. The emergency proclamation aims to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness. The proclamation also expands shelter capacity and access to services, especially for unsheltered individuals. The ...
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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, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has designated Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as acting chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture. The designation comes after Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019. Albano was the governor’s nominee for Board of Agriculture chairperson. Under HRS 26-33, Shimabukuro-Geiser will serve in this position for up to 60 ...
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Link to photos here Link to video here Link to signed agreement here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and state leaders launched the first-ever Hawai‘i Early Childhood State Plan 2019-2024 with the signing of an agreement between state government leaders to work together to implement the plan. The comprehensive, widely accepted plan aims to guide ...
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