Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has asked the President of the United States to declare a major disaster for the State of Hawai‘i as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Lane. This includes floods and wildfires that occurred as a result of the hurricane, from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, 2018. “The magnitude and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration for Impacts from Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU – The Judicial Selection Commission has submitted the names of six nominees for the judicial vacancy in the Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawai‘i. The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018. The ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige receives Judicial Selection Commission nominees for Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – The United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be returned to full-staff at sunset, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, following Sen. John McCain’s interment. # # # 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 Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of the Governor ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flags to be raised on Sunday following Sen. John McCain’s burial

Map WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY – Collaboration and response to Hurricane Lane, the Kīlauea eruption and the April floods. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will receive operational briefings from state and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials on recovery efforts for Hurricane Lane, the Kilauea eruption and the April floods. Gov. David Ige and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Media Availability with Gov. David Ige and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — response to Hurricane Lane, Kilauea Eruption, April floods

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a supplementary proclamation to extend relief for disaster damages resulting from Hurricane Lane. While the hurricane weakened rapidly on Friday, Aug. 24, the storm’s moisture was spread over a greater area and resulted in prolonged periods of slow moving, heavy rain that continues to impact the state. In ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Governor Ige signs supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance related to Hurricane Lane

Renderings Honolulu – The State of Hawaiʻi has completed its review of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). The Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and the Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted the EIS to the state on July 8, 2018. Gov. David ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige selects animal quarantine station as site of new Oahu Community Correctional Center

August 28, 2018 WHAT: News Conference O‘ahu Community Correctional Center RELOCATION Acceptance of final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHO: Governor David Ige Rod Becker, comptroller, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) Nolan Espinda, director, Department of Public Safety WHERE: Hawai‘i State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial ...
Read More AMENDED TIME — MEDIA ADVISORY — News Conference — OCCC Location – Acceptance of final EIS

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 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flag to fly at half-staff in honor of Arizona Sen. John McCain

MEDIA ADVISORY August 27, 2018 WHAT: Welcome home ceremony for Hawai‘i’s Little League World Series champions In addition, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation’s Harbors Division has illuminated Aloha Tower in the team colors of blue and gold through Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. WHEN: Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 1:10 p.m. (this is dependent on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Governor Ige, Mayor Caldwell to welcome home Hawaii’s Little League World Series champions

Honolulu – Gov. David Y. Ige attended a deployment ceremony today for soldiers from Alpha and Bravo Troops, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, and elements of the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, both from the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard. In his remarks to the soldiers, Gov. Ige said, “As a father and husband, it is ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release with photos – Gov. Ige attends deployment ceremony for Hawaiʻi Army National Guard units