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LEAD Hawaii Hui Members HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige emphasized collaboration today as he announced the launch of a pilot program called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which aims to improve public safety and reduce criminal activity in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. The pilot is funded by the Hawai‘i Department of Health — Alcohol and ...
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  MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                     News Conference: Homelessness Partnership                                     Launch of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) project   WHO:                        Gov. David Ige Marc Alexander, Executive Director, City & County of Honolulu Department of Housing Heather Lusk, Executive Director, The CHOW Project and Life Foundation Lt. Mike Lambert, Honolulu Police Department   WHEN:                      Wednesday, April 18, ...
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HONOLULU – At the request of Sen. President Ron Kouchi, Rep. James Tokioka and Councilmember Derek Kawakami – all representing Kaua‘i – Gov. David Ige has directed the state Department of Taxation to provide relief for Kaua‘i residents affected by the devastating floods and landslides. This includes an extension to file Hawai‘i state tax returns ...
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  Barbara Bush will be remembered as a strong, feisty, unpretentious woman who championed literacy and civil rights while first lady of the United States of America. She was also a beloved maternal figure who was dedicated to her husband and children and who upheld the highest of family values. — Governor David Y. Ige ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also Maui County Democratic Party chair from 2013 to 2017. In addition, Hashimoto is the owner of TNH ...
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For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho, and military and county emergency crews took a helicopter tour of the devastated areas of the North Shore aboard a Hawai‘i National Guard Black Hawk Helicopter Monday morning. The governor and mayor flew over heavily damaged regions in the Hanalei District – ...
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      LIHUE, Kaua‘i – Gov. David Ige and Mayor Bernard Carvalho conducted a video teleconference this morning from the Kaua‘i Emergency Management’s operations center. The teleconference included state and county emergency personnel, who discussed the latest developments as they implement their action plan. Gov. Ige commended Kauai County’s first responders and emergency personnel ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Sen. Daniel K. Akaka. Flags shall be flown at half-staff immediately, at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well ...
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Click here for photos   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed HB 2739 — the Our Choice, Our Care Act. The bill gives mentally capable, terminally ill people with six months or less to live – the option to take prescription medication that enables them to die peacefully in their sleep.   HB 2739 ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Bill Signing Ceremony – House Bill 2739 “Our Care, Our Choice Act”   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                               Key legislators Supporters of the bill                                                                  WHEN:                    Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through ...
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