Press Releases

Link to photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB720 (Act 023) establishing reporting requirements for gun owners. Under the bill, gun owners are required to report lost, stolen or destroyed firearms to the county police department within 24 hours of discovering the loss, theft or destruction of the weapon. “This reporting process will increase ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a second supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for the Pali Highway. Heavy rains in February caused extensive damage to the slopes and other areas adjacent to the Pali Highway. The conditions giving rise to the emergency continue, and this second supplemental emergency proclamation extends ...
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Link to photos here Link to signed document here Island leaders promote Global Goals, Local Action Day Hawaiʻi as a United Nations Hub to advance island solutions for sustainable future HONOLULU – In an unprecedented show of unity and purpose, Hawaiʻi and other island leaders gathered today to significantly raise the profile on climate change. ...
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WHAT:     ISLAND LEADERSHIP PROMOTES GLOBAL GOALS, LOCAL ACTION DAY In anticipation of Earth Day next week, Hawaiʻi’s leaders will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Aloha+ Challenge, Hawaiʻi’s plan for implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, reaffirm the state’s commitment to an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future, and reinforce Hawaiʻi’s role as a ...
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HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Island will be home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management. The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural Energy ...
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Link to photos Link to video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB1180 Act 009 that appropriates funding for Hawai‘i County’s disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities in the wake of the Kīlauea volcanic eruption. Last year’s eruption had an enormous impact on Hawai‘i County, with the cost of public and private economic disruption ...
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WHAT: Bill signing ceremony HB 1180 – Appropriates funds to Hawai‘i County for disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities related to the Kīlauea volcanic eruption. Also requires the reporting of monthly expenditures to the Department of Budget and Finance. WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. WHO: Governor David Ige with: Senator Russell ...
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Link to video #1 here Link to video #2 here Link to photos here **Videos courtesy of Ulupono HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i took another significant step forward in meeting the state’s 100 percent renewable energy goal. Gov. David Ige announced an innovative new program designed to make green energy installments such as solar ...
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Link to photo and resume here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Andrew Garrett as deputy director of the state Department of Human Resources Development. Garrett has served as associate vice president of post-acute care and operations at the Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i since 2015. Previously, he was acting president/CEO at the Hawai‘i Institute ...
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Link to Barcarse photo and resume here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Damien Kaimana Barcarse to the Hawai‘i County seat on the Board of Education. Barcarse has worked at Kamehameha Schools since 2013, most recently as the West Hawai‘i regional director. Previously, Barcarse served as the director of the Hawaiian Cultural Based Education ...
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