Press Releases

HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Labor has given the State of Hawai‘i  permission to offer Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Hawai‘i County as part of the joint state-federal response to the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.   Those who may be eligible for DUA benefits are individuals who were living ...
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WHAT:                      Bill signing for HB 2697 Relating to Veterans – Requires the Office of Veterans’ Services to organize, coordinate, and conduct a biennial Hawai‘i Veterans Summit.   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                              Key legislators Supporters of the bill                                    WHEN:                     Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th ...
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STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE:   “I support the Thirty-Meter Telescope and believe it is possible to move forward with scientific advances while addressing cultural and environmental concerns. I recognize that our community has honest disagreements about this telescope and its place on Mauna Kea, and my administration has carefully followed the procedures required ...
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    Peter Whiticar honored with NASTAD Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership in HIV and hepatitis prevention   HONOLULU – Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) Branch Chief Peter Whiticar has been honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) at a ceremony held in ...
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WHAT:                      Bill signing ceremonies for the following:                                       HB 2651 Wireless Broadband – Establishes a process to upgrade and support next-generation wireless broadband infrastructure throughout the state.   HB 2352 Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board – Increases membership on the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board to include a member of the Native Hawaiian Education Council and ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed the following bills at ceremonies held at the Office of the Governor on June 20:   HB 2215 (Act 47), which requires drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the driver’s vehicle and the bicycle when passing or overtaking the bicyclist.   “The passage of this ...
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STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR DAVID Y. IGE: “Separating children from their parents and loved ones seeking asylum is morally indefensible and shameful. The people of Hawai‘i have always valued those who have the courage to seek a better life for themselves and their children. The Trump administration clearly does not share the same values.” ### Media ...
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  WHAT: Bill signing ceremonies for the following: HB 2596: Vessel Title Act – Requires certain vessel owners to apply for certificate of title within 20 days of becoming an owner, or establishing principal use of vessel. HB 2215: Passing/Overtaking Bicycles – Requires drivers to allow at least three feet of separation between the vehicle ...
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June 19, 2018 PHOTOS   HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Archives unveiled never-before-seen items of the recruitment, voyage and emigration of the Gannenmono – the first Japanese immigrants to arrive in Hawai‘i in 1868. The special one-day exhibition at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) is part of a year-long celebration of the 150th ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY June 18, 2018 WHAT: SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Upon the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Scioto to Honolulu Harbor, The Hawai‘i State Archives and Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i present: “The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawai‘i” A one-day exhibition of historical documents that chronicle the journey of the first organized group of immigrants ...
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