Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard ...
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HONOLULU – Today, the Department of Health (DOH) launched its Choose Healthy Now campaign in all 7-Eleven Hawaii locations throughout the state. As the department’s newest partner in the campaign, 7-Eleven is increasing consumer access to healthier foods and beverages and highlighting these better choices in some of the most visible areas of their 64 ...
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The 9th Circuit agreed with our position that kupuna – grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins – are close family and deserve to remain connected with their loved ones. We look forward to presenting our arguments on the merits of this case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 10.   Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press ...
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Additional money to be used for improvement projects on Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division will receive an additional $41,149,572 in funding for its Federal-aid Highway Program through the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) Fiscal Year 2017 fund redistribution. Hawaiʻi’s share of ...
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Links to photos and videos: Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm4myJr9 Link to the bill signing: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/872877726220954/ Link to the reporters Q&A: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/872890789552981/ HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 4 after completing legal and policy reviews of the measure over the weekend. The bill extends O‘ahu’s general excise tax surcharge to 2030, an additional three years. It also ...
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WHAT:                     Bill signing — SB 4  Authorizes a county that has adopted a surcharge on state tax to extend the surcharge to 12/31/2030.  Authorizes a county to adopt a surcharge on state tax before 3/31/2018, under certain conditions. Decreases from 10 to 1 percent the surcharge ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige released the following statement on the passage of the rail funding bill: “I thank everyone who took the time to testify this week, including the leaders from the counties. The special session has not been easy, but the Legislature did not give up. “I especially thank the Legislature for passing ...
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Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/albums/72157685513197631 HONOLULU – A Hawaiʻi Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft from the 204th Airlift Squadron, 154th Wing, departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam early this morning as part of the nation’s Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The C-17, carrying two flight crews and maintenance personnel (16 Airmen in total) will initially fly to ...
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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige, together with Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto, announced today that the state has kept its promise to put air conditioners in 1,000 classrooms. In his 2016 State-of-the-State address, Gov. Ige said, “Our highest single obligation is to take care of our children” when he announced a program to cool ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced two appointments to the Third Circuit Court (Island of Hawaiʻi) as follows:   Henry Taro Nakamoto, 53, District Family Court Judge, Third Circuit, is appointed to the Third Circuit Court (Hilo) to fill the vacancy created by the December 2016 retirement of The Honorable Glenn S. Hara. Judge ...
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