Press Releases

Hawaiʻi and other Pacific Islands are already experiencing the impact of rising sea levels and natural disasters. That’s why my administration and the Legislature are already taking concrete steps to implement the Paris Accord. Hawaiʻi will continue to fulfill its kuleana on reaching our energy, water, land and other sustainability goals to make island Earth ...
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New flights expected to bring in nearly $10 M in annual tax revenue HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, Japan Airlines and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced details of JAL’s return to the Kona International Airport at Keāhole on Hawai‘i Island. JAL is starting a new daily, non-stop service between Narita International Airport in Tokyo ...
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WHAT:  News Conference – Gov. David Y. Ige announces details of new Japan Airlines route to Hawai‘i WHO:                       Gov. David Ige Masaru Onishi, Japan Airlines Director/Chairman Harry Kim, Hawai‘i County Mayor  WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. WHERE: Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office ...
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HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag shall 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, from sunrise until noon on ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige are scheduled to travel to Baltimore, Maryland on Friday night where their youngest child, Matthew Ige, will graduate from Johns Hopkins University. Matthew has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Master of Science degree in engineering in computer science. The ...
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Statement by Governor David Y. Ige: I welcome Dr. Christina Kishimoto to this important post. While Dr. Kishimoto will lead the effort to remodel our school system, she will need the support of the entire community. Her success will be our success. Together, we can ensure that those closest to our students are empowered to ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today recognized winners of the Governor’s Awards, which honors State Executive Branch employees, managers and work teams who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication in serving the people of Hawai‘i. The statewide program is administered by the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD). “Public employees have made ...
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WHAT:                 Gov. David Ige to recognize outstanding state employees at the annual Governor’s Awards Ceremony. The governor will honor employees who have been selected as their respective department’s employee, manager, and team of the year. WHO:                    Gov. David Ige, state department leaders and employees WHEN:         ...
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  Mazie is a fighter, and I know that she brings that spirit to this latest challenge. Dawn and I pray for Sen. Hirono’s full recovery and we send our best wishes to her and her family.                                                                                                                                                                   –Governor David Y. Ige   Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor ...
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HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, the United States flag shall 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, on Monday, May 15.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ This action is in honor of Peace Officers ...
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