Press Releases

The Board’s decision today is the latest milestone in what has been a complex journey. I believe Hawai‘i can host a new telescope in the right way, with respect for the values, traditions and culture of the first Hawaiians, and that our island state can be Earth’s eyes into the universe to prepare for a brighter future. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today announced the appointment of Catherine Betts as deputy director of the Department of Human Services (DHS) effective October 3, 2017. Betts will assist DHS Director Pankaj Bhanot in leading the department and its more than 2,000 team members, along with the state’s largest departmental budget of $3.3 billion. ...
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WHAT:  Facebook LIVE with Todd Nacapuy and Hawaii Annual Code Challenge 2017 Winners WHO:             Governor David Ige          Todd Nacapuy, CIO LoveMilkTea Team Captain, Shaziney Natividad & team member Brendt McFeeley WHEN:  September 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE:  facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge More Info: Hawaii Annual Code Challenge 2017 Winners The 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) culminated ...
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HDOT makes new terminal allocations, selects contractor for Kapalama Container Terminal Project HONOLULU – – Gov. David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division announced a key decision on the allocation of cargo yard space at Honolulu Harbor. The decision comes as the first phase of construction for the highly anticipated Kapalama ...
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Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9cLC64 NEW YORK – Gov. David Ige attended Climate Week NYC 2017 this week, where he joined fellow state governors to meet with national and international government and business leaders for discussions on climate change and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Hawai‘i is among 14 states and Puerto Rico who are members of the ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling to New York City for Climate week NYC – one of the key international summits that has driven climate action since it was launched in 2009. The Climate Group is hosting the summit, which will be the first international climate conference in the United States since President Trump ...
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New service expected to generate more than $84 million in visitor spending Link to photos and video: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm4r7uCf **Scroll all the way down for video clips KONA, Hawai‘i – Gov. David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation welcomed Japan Airlines’ inaugural flight from Narita International Airport to the Kona International Airport at Keāhole on ...
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WHAT: Facebook Live: #HashtagHawaii with Yunji De Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji on Facebook Live WHO: Governor David Ige          Yunji DeNies Ryan Kalei Tsuji WHEN: Wednesday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Facebook Live at 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   Yasmin Dar Digital ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and state Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced a “banking solution” that allows Hawai‘i’s medical cannabis dispensaries to access financial services and use a cashless payment system. The solution makes Hawai‘i the first in the nation to have a cashless dispensary system. The state has secured the services of Colorado-based ...
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WHAT:                     News Conference – First cash-free payment system for medical cannabis and cannabis-related services in U.S.                      WHO:                        Governor David Ige          Iris Ikeda, Hawai‘i Financial Institutions Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs                           ...
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