Press Releases

For Immediate Release August 16, 2017 Our hearts are heavy as search and rescue crews work at the site of an Army helicopter crash off of Ka‘ena Point. We stand with our U.S. Army ‘ohana during this difficult time. The State of Hawai‘i has offered its support as rescue and recovery efforts continue. Our thoughts ...
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For Immediate Release August 15, 2017 The president has abandoned any pretense of standing up for American values or the moral authority that defines the United States. The racism and bigotry that he defended today goes against every value that makes me proud to be an American citizen and governor of the State of Hawai‘i ...
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WHAT:          Governor’s Facebook LIVE discussion on homelessness, progress made and what’s next.                                                                 WHO:            Governor David Ige and Homelessness Coordinator Scott Morishige    WHEN:          Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. WHERE:        facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge ### 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   Cindy McMillan ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige has appointed Robert K. Masuda as First Deputy Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) effective August 4, 2017. In his new role, Masuda will help manage, develop, oversee and implement initiatives, programs, and policies for DLNR’s eleven divisions, including DLNR’s implementation of Gov. Ige’s Sustainable ...
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Watch the news conference Rat lungworm action plan fact sheet HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige, together with the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) announced today the state’s plans to place a stronger emphasis on the prevention of rat lungworm disease. This year, the state confirmed a total ...
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WHAT:          News Conference Rising concerns over the recent increase in rat lungworm infections prompted the 2017 Hawai‘i State Legislature to appropriate $1 million ($500,000 over two years) to increase public education and improve the response to this serious parasitic disease. The Department of Health will share the state’s plan to focus on public information and education, epidemiological, and ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancies created by the retirement of former Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaiʻi) Judges Glenn S. Hara and Ronald Ibarra. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on July 31, 2017 ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige today announced that Hawai‘i has joined a multi-state cybersecurity compact signed by 38 governors to enhance state cybersecurity and develop the cyber workforce. The “Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity” is part of the National Governors Association’s “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” initiative. The compact makes recommendations ...
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HONOLULU – Nine people, including three couples and three single adults left their encampments along the H-1 corridor and Nimitz Highway and were placed into shelter at Next Step and to permanent housing. The placements occurred as part of a coordinated outreach and cleanup effort conducted by the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, Hawaii Department of Transportation ...
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I want to thank hearings officer and former Judge Riki May Amano for her diligent work in making a recommendation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources regarding the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project at Mauna Kea. We are in the process of reviewing the conditions included in the decision. Regardless of the BLNR’s ...
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