Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the appointments of Lisa Ginoza as chief judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals and James Ashford to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit. The governor made the selections from a list of nominees submitted to him by the Judicial Selection Commission.   Gov. Ige selected Ginoza to fill the ...
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WHAT:                     Media Availability  on Gov. David Ige’s meetings in Washington, D.C. States taking the lead due to lack of Congressional action                                                            WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                            WHEN:                     March 2, 2018 at 11 a.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office ...
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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 as a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham.   Flags shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is urging the House Committee on Health and Human Services and the House Judiciary Committee to approve HB 2739, otherwise known as the Death with Dignity Bill. “It’s time for this bill to become law. Mentally competent, terminally ill people who are in pain and who are suffering should be ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed the former business management officer at the Department of Human Services as deputy director at the Department of Budget and Finance. Ken Kitamura will support Budget and Finance Director Laurel Johnston in assuring compliance with the director’s primary roles and responsibilities as manager of the state’s financial resources. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is in Washington, D.C. to attend the National Governors Association’s Winter Meeting, which will include discussions on the future of food and agriculture, transportation infrastructure and the opioid crisis. The governor will also attend the Western Governors’ Association meeting, where he will participate in a wide range of discussions including ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara today released the All Hazards Preparedness Improvement Action Plan and Report that was prepared as directed by Executive Order 18-01. The Action Plan was designed to review current emergency response systems, including notifications and warnings, and make recommendations for improvement. “We are moving forward with ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Media Briefing on Brigadier General Kenneth Hara’s All-Hazards Preparedness Improvement Action Plan and Report WHO: Governor David Ige Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara Mayor Harry Kim WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through http://dod.hawaii.gov/blog/fy-2018/fma-livestream/ ### Media Contacts: ...
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  Photos: Year of the Hawaiian HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today proclaimed 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian with a proclamation signing ceremony at Washington Place. The Hawai‘i State Senate passed Resolution 74 during the 2017 legislative session, requesting that 2018 be designated as the “Year of the Hawaiian.” The Office of Hawaiian ...
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WHAT: Year of the Hawaiian – Proclamation Signing Ceremony WHO: Governor David Ige First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige Former Governor John Waihe‘e Senator Brickwood Galuteria Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele Colette Machado, OHA Chair Hawaiian language students WHEN: February 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Washington Place **Parking available at the State Capitol. Enter from the front gate ...
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