Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige has set July 30, 2019 as the date he will sign the new rules for the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The new rules will take effect on Aug. 9, 2019. The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) and State Environmental Council (Council) submitted its final rules to the governor ...
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WHAT:           Media Availability following the conclusion of the 2019 Hawai‘i State Legislative session WHEN:          Thursday, May 2, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m. – following the House and Senate Adjournment and their media availabilities. WHO:             Governor David Ige WHERE:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room, Office of the Governor Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications ...
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Link to photos HONOLULU – Former Gov. George Ariyoshi received one of the state’s highest honors today when he was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit. Ariyoshi was Hawai‘i’s third governor, and the country’s first governor of Japanese ancestry. He began his political career serving in both the House of Representatives and ...
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WHAT:    Induction of Governor George Ryoichi Ariyoshi into the Aloha Order of Merit Established in 1993 by the Hawai‘i State Legislature, the Aloha Order of Merit is one of the State of Hawaiʻi’s highest honors in recognition of individuals who have provided extraordinary service and brought great honor to Hawaiʻi nei. The Hawai‘i House of ...
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Link to photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB720 (Act 023) establishing reporting requirements for gun owners. Under the bill, gun owners are required to report lost, stolen or destroyed firearms to the county police department within 24 hours of discovering the loss, theft or destruction of the weapon. “This reporting process will increase ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a second supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for the Pali Highway. Heavy rains in February caused extensive damage to the slopes and other areas adjacent to the Pali Highway. The conditions giving rise to the emergency continue, and this second supplemental emergency proclamation extends ...
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Link to photos here Link to signed document here Island leaders promote Global Goals, Local Action Day Hawaiʻi as a United Nations Hub to advance island solutions for sustainable future HONOLULU – In an unprecedented show of unity and purpose, Hawaiʻi and other island leaders gathered today to significantly raise the profile on climate change. ...
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WHAT:     ISLAND LEADERSHIP PROMOTES GLOBAL GOALS, LOCAL ACTION DAY In anticipation of Earth Day next week, Hawaiʻi’s leaders will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Aloha+ Challenge, Hawaiʻi’s plan for implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, reaffirm the state’s commitment to an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future, and reinforce Hawaiʻi’s role as a ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Island Leadership promotes global goals, local action day (4/18/19 at 2 pm)

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Island will be home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management. The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural Energy ...
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Link to photos Link to video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB1180 Act 009 that appropriates funding for Hawai‘i County’s disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities in the wake of the Kīlauea volcanic eruption. Last year’s eruption had an enormous impact on Hawai‘i County, with the cost of public and private economic disruption ...
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