Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige and the United States Customs and Border Protection announced the re-establishment of a Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility at the Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA). The inaugural international flight from Kona to Tokyo, Japan is scheduled to depart on Dec. 20, 2016. The flight from Tokyo to Kona ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Hawai’i State Representative Clifton Tsuji, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i 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 Friday, ...
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WHAT: News Conference – Gov. David Ige and invited guests will reveal details of the re-establishment of a Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility at the Kona International Airport at Keahole, and how it will benefit the State of Hawai‘i. The news conference precedes the resumption of international flights to Kona beginning in December. WHO: Gov. ...
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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, will host A Washington Place Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view throughout Washington Place. There will also be a fashion show by Ballet Hawai‘i ...
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  HONOLULU – On behalf of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, Gov. David Ige presented Haleiwa resident Keoni Bowthorpe with the prestigious Carnegie Medal at a ceremony at the State Capitol on Friday. Bowthorpe was recognized for rescuing a shark attack victim on O‘ahu’s North Shore in October of last year. Bowthorpe is credited with ...
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Becker will replace departing director/comptroller Douglas Murdock HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Roderick Becker to serve as the state comptroller, a position that concurrently serves as director of the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). Becker will replace Douglas Murdock who is stepping down as comptroller and DAGS director on Nov. 18. ...
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WHAT: Carnegie Medal presentation ceremony. Gov. Ige will present the prestigious medal to recipient Keoni Bowthorpe, who rescued a shark attack victim on O‘ahu’s north shore last October.   WHO: Gov. David Ige Keoni Bowthorpe WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room                                                                                                                                       ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong ...
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Proclamation paves way for disaster relief following September storms HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an extension to the emergency proclamation originally signed on Sept. 16, to provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering following September’s heavy rains and flooding on Maui. The proclamation also serves to protect the public health, safety and welfare ...
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  Representative Clift Tsuji was a quiet man with a big heart who had the courage to stand for his convictions. He was a passionate leader and a vigorous advocate for the Hilo community. His legacy of service will be remembered by his constituents and all Hawaii Island residents. He was a personal friend, and ...
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On this Veterans Day, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to those who have served and who are currently serving in the United States military. Both my father and Dawn’s father fought in World War II. We honor that generation as the State of Hawai‘i prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ...
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