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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the appointments of District Court judge Shirley M. Kawamura to the First Circuit Court on O‘ahu and District Family Court judge Melvin H. Fujino to the Third Circuit Court on Hawai‘i Island. Kawamura, 43, has served as a District Court judge on O‘ahu since 2012. She is a ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige appoints two judges to O‘ahu, Hawai‘i circuit courts

What: News Conference – ANUENUE Interisland Digital Microwave Network “Full Operational Capability” State and U.S. Coast Guard officials will celebrate the fully operational ANUENUE Interisland Digital Microwave Network, a robust communications network for responders, search and rescue, law enforcement, emergency services and critical government operations throughout Hawai‘i.  Who:  Gov. David Ige Capt. James D. Jenkins, Chief of ...
Read More Governor’s Office Media Advisory: ANUENUE Interisland Digital Microwave Network fully operational

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds drivers both lanes of the Honolulu bound direction of the Likelike Highway will be closed nightly from 9 pm – 4 am beginning Oct. 20 from the H-3 Freeway split through the Wilson Tunnel. The work in the Honolulu bound direction will continue seven days a ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Wilson Tunnel Honolulu bound lane closures begin Tuesday night, Kaneohe bound lane closures begin Oct. 24

(HONOLULU) – William “Kai” Bishop Kaihe’ekai Maioho, has been chosen as the new Curator of the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala on Oahu.  He starts October 21, 2015. He will be the 15th curator of the Royal Mausoleum, established in 1865 as the final resting place for the ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Royal Mausoleum Curator picked

(HONOLULU) – The world’s foremost authority on shark/human interactions has confirmed that a surfer was bitten by an eel off Waikiki last Saturday night. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has now completed its investigation into the incident.  The surfer who wants to remain anonymous got injuries to his left foot. DLNR staff ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Eel confirmed as animal that bit Waikiki surfer

HONOLULU — The 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 about Hurricane Olaf, which has reached Category 4 strength. The center of the system is currently located approximately 1,115 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moving towards the west-northwest ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Hurricane Olaf expected to produce high surf on state’s east-facing shores

Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared August 24, 2015 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. The overnight storms bring the topic of resilience top of mind for many. At lease one of our communities, Waimanalo, will be prepared. In June, the community group Hoomakaukau O Waimanalo – which means ...
Read More Governor Ige’s Remarks at the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits & Expo

Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared September 24, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom Introduction Former Governor Ariyoshi, Consuls General Misawa, Paik, Robinson, Director General Chow, and distinguished guests, it’s an honor for me to be here today to celebrate Japan’s relationship with the United States – and in particular the special ...
Read More Japan-America Society of Hawaii 39th Annual Dinner Speech

Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared August 3, 2015 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. We’re pleased to host the 2015 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. It’s been over 25 years since the United States hosted this event, and it’s the first time the General Assembly has convened ...
Read More Governor Ige’s Remarks at the International Astronomical Union

Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared October 16, 2015 at the Halekulani Hotel Aloha everyone. Thank you for having me. Who knew that there were so many economists in Hawaii! It’s nice to see so many of you here interested and vested in Hawaii’s economy. As you all know, I’m an engineer. I love ...
Read More Governor Ige’s Remarks at the Hawaii Economic Association