Governor Ige outlines his vision for the state. Hope for Hawai‘i and the road ahead Read more Alofa Nua throws a shaka as he leaves the hospital. A story of survival and healthcare heroes Read more A scene from a Windward O‘ahu site, as thousands are vaccinated statewide. Hawai‘i meets the public health challenge Read more CARES Act funds helped families, businesses survive. Providing for families, housing beyond the pandemic Read more Students statewide are adapting to distance or hybrid learning. Rethinking education for a digital world Read more Governor Ige and the Legislature face some tough budget and policy decisions. Economic recovery — now and for the future Read more The state's Safe Travel Program has helped protect residents and visitors alike. Balancing community health and economic recovery Read more Pivoting to a digital economy can help residents find jobs and still stay in Hawai‘i. Long-term recovery initiatives: Pivoting to technology Read more Governor Ige is asking for wide community input to create a Hawai‘i 2.0 program of action. Hawai‘i 2.0: A community-wide call to action Read more Better broadband can help connect more people for school, work, telehealth and other areas. Broadband: A future to connect us all Read more Windward Community College graduates celebrate pre-pandemic. Governor Ige: ‘We are at a historic crossroad’ Read more First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige at last year’s National Governors Association conference with First Spouses Jeff Cook (Guam), Lauren Baker (Massachusetts) and Tammy Snyder Murphy (New Jersey). Hawai‘i’s First Lady to lead national group Read more

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Teaching our Keiki

Hawai‘i’s Blueprint for Public Education focuses on 21st century skills. Our innovation economy depends on a well-educated workforce.

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The Road To Home

To provide housing for Hawai‘i over the next several years, the state housing agencies will continue to leverage state funds and reduce regulatory barriers to increase the inventory of affordable housing.

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Preserving our ʻĀina

The Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative focuses on protecting our waters, preserving our land and increasing food production for our communities.



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Governor David Y. Ige was sworn in as the eighth governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He became the fourth native-born Governor of Hawai‘i and first governor in the United States of America of Okinawan descent.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii along with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services presents "Defend, Inspire, Empower." Casey Lund of Hawai‘i News Now showcases inspirational stories from inspirational people. The show airs Feb. 28 at 9:30pm on KFVE. ... See MoreSee Less

State Laboratory Finds New Variant

DOH’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the presence of a new COVID variant in Hawai‘i. The P.2 variant, which contains the E484K mutation, was identified through surveillance testing conducted on O‘ahu. While the implications of this additional strain are unknown at this time, the P.2 variant is closely watched because two individuals in Brazil who were previously infected with COVID were reinfected with the P.2 variant.

It is unclear whether this variant is more resistant to vaccines and antibodies gained through previous COVID infection.

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Gov. David Ige participated in the National Governors’ Association’s virtual Winter Meeting this week, to discuss efforts to end the COVID-19 public health crisis and debate ways to ensure a strong and equitable economic recovery.

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In the midst of a pandemic, the nation’s First Spouses for the 50 states can be a force to be reckoned with. Driving that effort will be Hawai‘i’s First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, who is serving as chair of the National Governors Association Spouses’ Leadership Committee, a six-person, bipartisan group that plans to highlight issues raised during the fight against COVID-19 connected to children and families.

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Instead of traveling to Washington, D.C. this year for the National Governors Association meeting, we gathered virtually. We engaged with President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with an emphasis on ending the COVID-19 public health crisis and on a strong and equitable economic recovery. The governors will continue to work with President Biden’s administration on bipartisan responses to the pandemic including ongoing efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in every state and territory. I’m also encouraged by the administration’s pledge to fight for infrastructure improvements that will make our communities more resilient and aid our economic recovery moving forward. ... See MoreSee Less

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