Press Releases

HONOLULU — Governor David Ige this afternoon signed a proclamation authorizing the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to begin emergency highway repair work on Kamehameha Highway in Kaʻaʻawa between the Makaua Village condominium and the Crouching Lion Inn. These repairs will include restoration of the highway foundation and pavement surface and stabilization of an adjacent ...
Read More Governor signs proclamation authorizing Kamehameha Highway emergency repairs in Kaʻaʻawa

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) to inform Hawaii homeowners to contact a free government certified housing counsellor if they face the possibility of foreclosure. The :30 second PSA will air on local television stations, beginning April 13.  The spot is aimed ...
Read More DCCA Launches New Ad to Help Hawaii Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

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