Press Releases

Emergency Proclamation HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the island of Kaua‘i after heavy rains caused a series of landslides on the slopes next to Kuhio Highway near Haena and Wainiha. The first series of landslides happened on Feb. 23. The most recent landslide occurred on March 22 after a heavy ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed former teacher and principal Catherine Payne and University of Hawai‘i administrator Dwight Takeno to the Board of Education. Current board member Margaret Cox will be reappointed.   Payne is currently commissioner/chair of the State Public Charter School commission, and an educational consultant for Ke Alaka‘i Mau, LLC.  She ...
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HONOLULU —   Closure of the popular Ka’iwa Ridge hiking trail, also known as the Lanikai “pillbox” trail, has been postponed until further notice. Work to repair the pillbox structures was originally set to begin on March 28.  The trail remains open at this time. DLNR reminds trail users that there will be limited parking in ...
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      DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   MEDIA ADVISORY March 27, 2018   WHAT:          FACEBOOK LIVE – Governor David Ige tours affordable housing projects (rentals and sales) in Kaka‘ako with developer Stanford Carr.   The affordable housing projects include: Halekauwila Place Keauhou Place Keauhou Lane Hale Kewalo   WHO:             Governor David Ige           ...
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“Paid family leave would benefit Hawaiʻi’s working families, and I fully support the Legislature’s efforts to establish a plan for moving it forward.” —David Y. Ige 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 Office: 808-586-0012 Mobile: 808-265-7974 ...
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  I thank the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission for a fair and thorough investigation, and I commend Rachael Wong for her courage and leadership in giving a voice to harassment victims and increasing awareness across the state. Together, let’s work to ensure respectful, safe and harassment-free work environments for all. There must be zero tolerance ...
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  Overview of SSO MAP-21 certification categories HONOLULU – The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that Hawaiʻi has obtained federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) program over a year in advance of a statutorily determined deadline. Without this certification, the federal government would not have been ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Russell Suzuki to serve as the Attorney General of the State of Hawaiʻi. He has been acting as the chief legal and law enforcement officer for the state since February 2 when then Attorney General Doug Chin resigned to become Lieutenant Governor. Suzuki has served as a public-sector ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined students at his alma mater, Pearl City High School, this morning to support their initiative to honor each of the 17 students and teachers who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.   At an assembly, the governor applauded the students for their leadership ...
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“Uncle George Downing was a great Hawaiian man who loved and worked to protect the waters of our island state. He was one of the beach boys who taught us to Live Aloha, and by following his example, we can make Hawaiʻi a better place. He was a personal friend, and Dawn and I will ...
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