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What: News conference — briefing on White House – Governors’ Conference Call on Syrian refugees Who: Gov. David Ige When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Conference Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ###

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today released the following statement about the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) team’s plan to repair equipment already on Mauna Kea and re-secure the site this month: “The maintenance and equipment repair work TMT plans to undertake will protect the environment and enhance public safety as we head into the winter ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige calls for safe access to summit of Mauna Kea

Our first priority is the safety of the American people, including the people of the State of Hawai‘i. The U.S. accepts refugees, including Syrians, only after they are subjected to the most vigorous and highest level of screening and security vetting. As President Obama has said – slamming the door in their face would be ...
Read More Governor David Ige’s Statement on Syrian refugees

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly State Civil Defense, received reports of a siren sounding in Waimanalo at approximately 12:40 a.m. today. A newly installed siren at Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo sounded when someone opened the control panel mounted on the siren pole. The cabinet has a security alarm and it went ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Cause of Waimanalo warning siren activation identified

(HONOLULU) – The DLNR introduces the Hawai‘i Climate Adaptation Portal, a website which includes a vast wealth information on climate change and how it is impacting Hawaii and other coastal states and locations around the world as well as all things related to the Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee (ICAC). The Hawaiian name for the site ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State climate change adaptation website goes on-line

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff beginning immediately through sundown on November 19, 2015 as a mark of respect for the victims of the acts of violence on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. “I know the people of Hawai‘i join ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Paris, France

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has returned from a nine day trip to Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo Japan, where he participated in a productive series of business, government, educational and cultural discussions and exchanges. “The relationships between Hawai‘i and South Korea and Hawai‘i and Japan are very important to our state, and we must ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige promotes state economic growth in Asia

What: Governor’s media availability and report on Korea-Japan trip Who: Governor David Ige           When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Conference Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ###   Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor’s media availability and debrief of Korea-Japan trip