From the governor: ‘Cautious optimism’ for the road ahead Read more Some rules have been eased under the Safe O‘ahu Response Plan. New O‘ahu COVID rules and more fans in the stands Read more Hawaii island Mayor Mitch Roth and Governor Ige. At Kona airport, Gov. Ige gives OK for vaccinated travelers Read more A staff member tests a student for COVID-19. In the schools: COVID testing, vax planning for ages 5-11 Read more Governor Ige is leading the state’s delegation to COP26, the UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Governor taking Hawai‘i’s climate message to COP26 Read more ‘NFT for Good’ to benefit local artists, community Read more More infrastructure projects will be funded statewide. Record $1.88 billion in bond sales for projects statewide Read more Governor and Mrs. Ige dig in for tree planting. Nurturing a green legacy for Washington Place Read more Restoring native trees is a priority. State commits to worldwide One Trillion Trees pledge Read more An architect’s rendering of Hale Makana O Moili‘ili‘ili. Senior affordable rental breaks ground Read more

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EDUCATION – GEER FUND

On April 22, 2020, Hawaii was awarded $9,993,387 in federal funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as part of the CARES Act. Governor Ige convened the GEER Advisory Group of education leaders from Hawai’i’s public, private, and charter schools to address the unprecedented needs that emerged due to the pandemic.

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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.

Hawaii Coast

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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ABOUT THE GOVERNOR


David Ige

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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8 hours ago

Governor David Ige
The First Lady of Hawaii Dawn Amano-Ige and I got the chance to thank the many National Guard members who provided outstanding support to the community during COVID-19. For the last 20 months they have stepped up to help with testing, outreach, and vaccinations, among other things. The Guardsmen truly rallied around the community to help keep everyone safe, and we could not be more thankful. Photos: Hawaiʻi Dept. of Defense ... See MoreSee Less
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12 hours ago

Governor David Ige
Flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff tomorrow from sunrise to sunset in honor of former Honolulu Mayor Eileen Anderson, who died earlier this month. Anderson was the first woman to serve as mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and held office from 1981 to 1985. She was also the first woman to serve as director of the state's Department of Budget and Finance under Gov. Ariyoshi. She was 93 years old. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Governor David Ige
Mahalo to the many firefighting crews who worked over the Thanksgiving weekend to put out a fire in Kalihi that spread to Honolulu Forest Reserve. Their efforts helped to protect massive amounts of forest land.The Kalihi area blaze, called the Kahauiki Last Char fire, burned an estimated 50 acres. While acreage burned is not large by mainland standards, as a percentage of total land mass, Hawaiʻi loses as much acreage to wildfires each year as most western states. Video provided by: Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Governor David Ige
It’s Small Business Saturday. If you can, shop local and support Hawaiʻi's small businesses. Even sharing about someone's page or business with your friends and family can make a huge difference. #shopsmall #smallbizsat ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Governor David Ige
From @firstladyofhawaii: David and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful to our family, friends and community who supported each other through the pandemic. As we enter this new phase, let’s remember to gather safely so we can continue to celebrate together. Stay safe and stay healthy! ... See MoreSee Less
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