Press Releases

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nominations to lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the Office of Information Management and Technology. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Linda Chu Takayama has been tapped to lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. She is currently the executive ...
Read More Governor David Ige announces nominees to lead Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Office of Information Management and Technology

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nomination to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources and his choices for the Board of Education. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Suzanne Case has been chosen to take the helm at the Department of Land and Natural Resources. She is a ...
Read More Governor David Ige announces nominee to lead Department of Land and Natural Resources and his choices for the Board of Education

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nominations to the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. “Our UH system comprises 10 campuses that provide educational and research opportunities for many Hawai‘i students and faculty throughout our state,” said Governor David Ige. “As such, we chose ...
Read More Governor David Ige announces University of Hawai’i Board of Regents nominees

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the backup ZipMobile has completed its closing the H-1 ZipperLane from Waikele to the Keehi Interchange.  The closing of the lane began at 2 p.m. and was completed at approximately 4 p.m. More traffic adjustments are in place to help alleviate afternoon traffic ...
Read More All H-1 Lanes Reopened, Adjustments Made to Alleviate Westbound Traffic

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige will hold a news conference in the Executive Office Chambers on Wednesday, April 1 to announce his plans to help ease traffic for residents who live on the West side and have been caught in heavy traffic because of the zip mobile breakdown. What: News Conference When: Wednesday, April 1, ...
Read More Media Advisory: Governor Ige to Discuss H-1 Freeway Situation

(Honolulu, March 25, 2015) – Governor Ige, the four County Mayors, Office of Hawaiian Affairs leadership, and University of Hawai‘i President Lassner will launch the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard during an open event April 1, 2015 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium. The Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard is a new online tool designed for the public and ...
Read More Launch of Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard: April 1 at Hawai‘i State Capitol

HONOLULU – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposes to change the scope of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary by increasing its size, expanding from a sanctuary that manages only humpback whales to one that manages all natural and cultural resources within its boundaries, and changing its name. A news announcement ...
Read More State Considers Sanctuary Draft Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, and Regulations

HONOLULU – Signifying a move to a more results-driven strategy for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Governor David Ige today directed the state’s technology team to focus on targeted projects to replicate the recent success achieved in upgrading the Human Resources Management System (HRMS). Leading the refocused effort will be state Comptroller Douglas G. Murdock supported ...
Read More State Moves to Targeted ERP Strategy

All 66 of the MD students in the Class of 2015 at the University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) are competent enough to proceed into post-graduate medical education programs, or Residency Training, upon graduation in May. They learned today where they will spend the next two to eight years of their ...
Read More Students in the JABSOM Class of 2015 Meet Their Match

HILO – The state Department of Transportation (HDOT), Airports Division, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) station at the Hilo International Airport. The new two-story, 21,000 square-foot facility will include four drive-through truck bays, a fueling area, new training facilities, along with improved work and living quarters for ...
Read More Groundbreaking Ceremony Begins Construction For New Hilo International Airport Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Station