Press Releases

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late firefighter Brian Hughes of Hilo, Gov. David Y. Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the State of Hawai‘i flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Notice — Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Hilo firefighter Brian Hughes, killed battling Ferguson fire in California

Graphics/Renderings Courtesy of KMD Architects KANEOHE, Hawaii – Hawai‘i State Hospital in Kāne‘ohe broke ground for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility totaling 170,000 square feet. For years, the design constraints of the psychiatric hospital were unable to keep pace with the ever-increasing patient population and high percentage of high-risk forensic patients. By ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe breaks ground for new 144-bed forensic patient facility

August 7, 2018   WHAT:          Groundbreaking ceremony for new Hawai‘i State Hospital patient building.                           Kahu Wendell Silva will preside over a traditional Hawaiian blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility. The new 170,000 square foot facility will incorporate clinical best practices and create a modern therapeutic environment. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe breaks ground for new 144-bed forensic patient facility

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the successful roll-out of the second phase of the state’s payroll modernization effort. This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments. The first payday through the new, modernized payroll system to this second group of employees took ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — State successfully executes second phase of payroll modernization project

Governor Ige signs third supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance as volcanic eruption continues on Hawai‘i Island HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a third supplementary proclamation relating to Kilauea Volcano’s continuing lava flows and volcanic activity. “This supplementary proclamation extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated for quick and efficient action ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige signs third supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance as volcanic eruption continues on Hawaii Island

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff at the Hawai‘i State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 4, 2018. This ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Notice — Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa

  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige appointed Jon Yoshimura to the Oʻahu Senate seat previously occupied by former Sen. Will Espero. Yoshimura will represent District 19 until a new senator is elected in November’s General Election. Yoshimura is not running for the seat. Yoshimura, who most recently worked in the renewable energy sector for Tesla ...
Read More Governor Ige appoints Jon Yoshimura to Oʻahu Senate seat, replacing Will Espero

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige joined a group of Democratic governors in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed rule that would prohibit health care service providers who receive funding under Title X, from referring their patients to abortion providers.   Title X is a federal grant program dedicated to providing affordable family planning services, preventive care, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige opposes Trump administration’s attempt to limit women’s health care services

MEDIA ADVISORY July 27, 2018 WHAT: Governor Ige accepts Affordable Rental Housing Report and Ten-Year Plan from Special Action Team The report recommends actions to achieve the goal of completing 22,500 affordable rental housing units statewide. It also identifies state, county, and private lands suitable for affordable rental housing, and establishes performance measures and timelines ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Governor Ige accepts Affordable Rental Housing Report and Ten-Year Plan from Special Action Team

VIDEO PHOTOS Affordable Rental Housing Report and 10-Year Plan HONOLULU – The Special Action Team on Affordable Rental Housing presented Gov. David Ige with its recommendations on how to meet the state’s goal of creating at least 22,500 affordable rental housing units by 2026. The team was created by the State Legislature (Act 127) in ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige receives affordable rental housing report-ten year plan