Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is hosting the Western Governors’ Association’s (WGA) Winter Meeting in Kona, featuring public roundtable discussions on critical issues facing western states. Topics include renewable energy, outdoor recreation economy, healthcare, veterans’ issues, and the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative, launched by Gov. Ige. Governors from 11 western states are ...
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2018 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation       Today, we honor those who perished 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor, and we salute every veteran who served in World War II over the 4 years that ...
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LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENT REOPENS TODAY AFTER SEVEN-MONTH-LONG CLOSURE (Hilo) – Today at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months. The state park within eyesight of the East Rift Zone’s Fissure 8 was closed shortly ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Lava Tree State Monument Reopens, Dec. 6, 2018

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning consumers who stayed at a Starwood hotel or timeshare as far back as 2014 to take steps to protect themselves from identity theft in view of a data breach exposing the personal information of up 500 million guest accounts worldwide. Marriott, owner ...
Read More RELEASE: MARRIOTT SECURITY BREACH EXPOSED DATA OF STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS GUESTS

  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR Inaugural Remarks December 3, 2018   ʻONI LIKE KĀKOU MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER   Good morning and aloha. First, I would like to thank the people of Hawaiʻi for electing me to another term as your governor. I find myself eager and excited about the prospect of tackling all that is ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Complete text of Governor Ige’s Second Inaugural Speech

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, ...
Read More Flags to fly at half-staff in honor and tribute to President George H.W. Bush

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a fifth supplementary emergency proclamation relating to the volcanic activity and lava flows in the Puna District of Hawai‘i County. The fifth supplementary proclamation extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated for quick and efficient action to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i County residents. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige extends emergency relief period for Hawaii Island lava flow

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Lt. Gov.-elect Josh Green will be sworn-in on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at the State Capitol Rotunda. The public is invited to attend. There are seats available for the public, on a first come-first served basis. This will be Gov. Ige’s second inauguration. He was initially sworn in as ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov.-elect Josh Green to be sworn-in on Monday

HONOLULU – The Washington Place Foundation will host a special Christmas Open House on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required for this event and can be made through www.Eventbrite.com only, starting December 1, 2018. A $5 donation to the Washington Place Foundation is suggested for adults.  Proceeds will ...
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