Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling out of state to spend time with his family and to recharge following a strenuous few months leading up to the primary election. The governor is scheduled to depart Hawai‘i on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and return on Sunday, Aug. 19. During the governor’s absence, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin ...
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1806090_Gov Ige request for reconsideration IA_FEMA-4365-DR-HI) HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconsider its initial denial of the state’s request for individual assistance for Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents affected by April’s severe storms and flooding.   The governor signed the request for reconsideration based on additional data, ...
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The United States Army announced that Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, of Waikoloa, Hawai‘i died on Aug. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol as he conducted combat operations in Afghanistan. Gov. David Ige issued the following statement: “Hawaiʻi has lost a brave soldier who sacrificed his life ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late firefighter Brian Hughes of Hilo, Gov. David Y. Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the State of Hawai‘i flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
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Graphics/Renderings Courtesy of KMD Architects KANEOHE, Hawaii – Hawai‘i State Hospital in Kāne‘ohe broke ground for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility totaling 170,000 square feet. For years, the design constraints of the psychiatric hospital were unable to keep pace with the ever-increasing patient population and high percentage of high-risk forensic patients. By ...
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August 7, 2018   WHAT:          Groundbreaking ceremony for new Hawai‘i State Hospital patient building.                           Kahu Wendell Silva will preside over a traditional Hawaiian blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility. The new 170,000 square foot facility will incorporate clinical best practices and create a modern therapeutic environment. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the successful roll-out of the second phase of the state’s payroll modernization effort. This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments. The first payday through the new, modernized payroll system to this second group of employees took ...
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Governor Ige signs third supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance as volcanic eruption continues on Hawai‘i Island HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a third supplementary proclamation relating to Kilauea Volcano’s continuing lava flows and volcanic activity. “This supplementary proclamation extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated for quick and efficient action ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff at the Hawai‘i State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 4, 2018. This ...
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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige appointed Jon Yoshimura to the Oʻahu Senate seat previously occupied by former Sen. Will Espero. Yoshimura will represent District 19 until a new senator is elected in November’s General Election. Yoshimura is not running for the seat. Yoshimura, who most recently worked in the renewable energy sector for Tesla ...
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