Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is taking new steps to enforce the park closure hours in Kakaʻako Makai so the public can enjoy these parks during their normal hours of operation. The governor has directed Ford Fuchigami to make this his highest priority in his new role as administrative director. Gov. Ige announced that Fuchigami ...
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WHAT:           News Conference – Governor takes new steps to enforce Kakaʻako Makai park rules WHO:             Governor David Ige          WHEN:          Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m WHERE:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room   NOTE:            The main parking lot of the Kakaʻako Waterfront Park will remain closed until the Waterfront Park reopens to all ...
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Statement by Governor David Y. Ige: The behavior of a few individuals at last week’s Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting was unfortunate, uncalled for and unacceptable. I support the actions the BLNR chair and staff took to restore order so the Board could conduct its public meeting in a safe and civil manner. I thank ...
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Ige to be first governor in 10 years to visit the Philippines HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige will embark on a goodwill and trade mission with the Filipino Chamber of Commerce from Oct. 14 through the 22. The governor will be traveling with about 50 Hawai‘i business and community leaders who will tour several provinces, ...
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HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami will join the Office of the Governor as the Administrative Director, beginning Nov. 1, 2017. His role will include coordinating essential business and discussions between the state and various industries, serving as the lead liaison between the governor’s office, state departments and their directors, and administering ...
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HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i ranks third in the country when it comes to states that are best at serving their older population. U.S. News and World Report based its rankings on the cost of care, nursing home quality, primary care and life expectancy. The publication says that Hawai‘i’s residents have the longest life ...
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The State of Hawai‘i has responded to Sen. Ron Johnson’s request for information on Hawai‘i’s Medicaid expenditures for the Medicaid expansion. (Letter attached). I am setting the record straight. Hawai‘i’s overall Medicaid costs per capita are at or below the national average. We have among the lowest rates in the nation. I am proud of ...
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The Trump Administration’s irresponsible decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan will have devastating effects on our planet for generations to come. Climate change is real. Hawaiʻi recognizes this and is seeing the impacts firsthand with rising tides, a shrinking biodiversity, massive coral bleaching and eroding coastlines. Weather is becoming more extreme, severely impacting our ...
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Click here for b-roll Click here for sound bites Click here for photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today highlighted the state’s overall progress in addressing homelessness while recognizing the first anniversary of the state’s Family Assessment Center (FAC). The FAC temporarily houses homeless families while they are being connected to services and long-term housing ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today received three lists of nominees for three vacancies in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of O‘ahu) from the Judicial Selection Commission. The commission has nominated the following for the vacancy left by former Circuit Judge Derrick H. M. Chan, who was elevated to the position of ...
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