Press Releases

What:            Media Briefing on weekly meeting of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness Who:              Governor David Ige; Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho and Kenoi; and Leadership  Team members When:           Thursday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where:         State Capitol, 5th Floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s ...
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HONOLULU – The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015 report released today by ACT notes a 2 percentage point overall improvement in college readiness across all subjects — English, Math, Reading and Science — for Hawaii’s Class of 2015. The Class of 2015 included 11,957 Hawaii high school public and private students — a record ...
Read More HIDOE NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii public high school graduates show improvements in college preparedness

HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General has filed charges against State House Representative James Tokioka for a campaign reporting violation. The Kauai representative has been charged with failure to file a complete and accurate candidate committee report. Attorney General Doug Chin said “The Department of the Attorney General, working in conjunction with the ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Representative James Tokioka charged with campaign reporting violation

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Harold Brackeen III will join the homeless programs office on September 1 where he will assist with the administration of state and federal grants for shelters, outreach and other program activities. Brackeen is currently a program specialist with the department of human services, social services division. Prior ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor announces an increase in the state’s homelessness program staffing and progress on short-term goals

(HONOLULU) – Andy Bohlander, a Shoreline Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, working with the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL), is a man with a lot of miles on his shoes. He is part of the team at OCCL charged with making sure that Hawaii’s public beaches remain ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: East Honolulu property owners asked to remove beach vegetation

HONOLULU – Today Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) crews moved the concrete barriers that were placed near Laniakea Beach on Kamehameha Highway. No parking, stopping, standing, loading and unloading signs are in place to restrict parking 24/7. Additional no parking signs will be added in the coming weeks. Drivers who violate the parking restriction risk ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Laniakea barriers moved, parking restricted in the area

What:                        Public celebration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s 177th birthday (Reservations required. Call 586-0248 by Friday, August 28) Who:              Governor David Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the Royal Hawaiian Band When:           Wednesday, September 2 Gates open at 3:30pm Performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band from 4pm to 5pm Gates close at 6pm Where: ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Public celebration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s 177th birthday

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners this morning on changes in Tropical Depression Kilo’s intensity and track. As of 11:00 a.m., Kilo was located about 660 miles southwest of Lihue and moving toward the northwest at 7 ...
Read More SCD NEWS RELEASE: Kilo to move away from main Hawaiian Islands; Impacts of severe weather expected to continue statewide.

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service (NWS) 5:00 a.m. advisory reported that Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 570 miles Southwest of Honolulu, moving West at 15 mph. The advisory went on to say that Kilo will become a tropical storm later today or tonight. The moisture wrapping around Kilo is impacting the entire state ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kilo Will Become a Tropical Storm Later Today

HONOLULU — Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 520 miles South of Honolulu, moving West-Northwest at 17 mph at the 5:00 a.m. National Weather Service (NWS report. The NWS downgraded the Kilo to a tropical depression overnight based on satellite inputs and information from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft that flew into the storm yesterday.Flash flooding ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kilo Now a Tropical Depression