Press Releases

WHAT: Governor’s Facebook LIVE discussion on emergency preparedness and management, including the North Korea threat WHO: Governor David Ige with Vern Miyagi, administrator, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) WHEN: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. WHERE: facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov   Cindy McMillan Communications ...
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Participants serve as ‘Cyber Protection Agents’ in free online simulation HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today announced a partnership between the State of Hawai‘i and SANS Institute to offer high school and college students the opportunity this summer to participate in a free online cybersecurity assessment and exercise called CyberStart. In coordination with the ...
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On behalf of the people of Hawai‘i, I express my deepest condolences to the Cazimero ʻohana. We join you in mourning the loss of a legend in Hawaiian music. Roland Cazimero’s legacy and music will live on in our hearts.   –Governor David Ige   Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of ...
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I’m saddened that Hawaiʻi has lost two of our state’s beloved musicians, brothers Sonny and Mahi Beamer, in recent days. My condolences to the Beamer ʻOhana. All of Hawaiʻi mourns with you.   –Governor David Y. Ige   Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov ...
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Hawaiʻi’s drug overdose deaths leading cause of injury-related deaths HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi currently ranks 43rd in the nation in drug overdose deaths. The rank has remained steady over the past six years, even though drug overdose rates continue to rise across the nation. Drug overdose remains the leading form of injury-related deaths for Hawaiʻi residents. ...
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WHAT:            Drug overdose is the leading mechanism of injury-related deaths for Hawaiʻi residents, and currently accounts for 23 percent of all fatal injuries, surpassing motor vehicle-related deaths. State agencies are collaborating to address this issue. This effort is being led by the Hawaiʻi Department of Heath’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Division and the Emergency ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he has vetoed 13 of 15 bills on his Intent to Veto list. HB 523 Relating to Recycling and HB 575 Relating to Public Lands will become law. VETO LIST: SB 1240         RELATING TO AQUATIC LIFE This bill requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) ...
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WHAT:          Bill Signing Ceremonies for the following: HB 674          “Wiley Kaikou Muir Act” – Requires all child care providers to obtain and maintain liability insurance as a condition of licensure, temporary permission, or registration SB 976           Reporting of Hazardous Substances – Changes the Hawaii Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, Tier II filing fee ...
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WHAT: News Conference on vetoed bills        WHO:            Governor David Ige Cabinet members                           WHEN:  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.      WHERE:  State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: ...
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WHAT:          Bill Signing Ceremonies for the following: HB 1420        Filipino Veterans Burial Assistance: Appropriates funds for burial grants for qualifying Filipino-American veterans to provide funeral and burial services and transportation of their remains to the Philippines. HB 561          “Finley’s Law” – Dentistry and Anesthesia: Requires dentists who administer anesthesia or sedation to post contact information ...
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