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Office of the Governor:   Governor Announces Additional Unemployment Funding   Gov. David Ige has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has approved the State’s application to participate in the unemployment insurance plus up program, called the Lost Wages Assistance Program. On Friday, Gov. Ige said, “We pursued the additional funds because we know the added $300 per week will ...
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June 18, 2020, 2/2: All four County Mayors: Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Mayor Michael Victorino, and Mayor Harry Kim May 28, 2020:  All four County Mayors: Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Mayor Michael Victorino, and Mayor Harry Kim May 14, 2020: Dr. Sarah Park, state’s Epidemiologist, chief, Disease Outbreak Control ...
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COVID-19 NEWS CONFERENCE

Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in COVID-19

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Read More COVID-19 NEWS CONFERENCE NEWS CONFERENCES August 13, 2020  August 7, 2020: O’ahu Public School Plans August 6, 2020 August 3, 2020 July 30, 2020: Decision on SB126 (Budget/COVID-19 Relief) July 29, 2020 July 20, 2020: Reopening Hawai’i’s Public School on Aug. 4 July 13, 2020: Delay launch of pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to begin on ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 6 measures. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto not later than the 35th day after adjournment, which is August 31st. On September 15, any ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor releases Intent to Veto list and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) Spending Plan

WHAT:          News Conference (ZOOM) – Intent to Veto List WHEN:         Monday, August 31, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. WHERE:        ZOOM from State Capitol, Office of the Governor, Ceremonial Room WHO:             Governor David Ige  DETAILS:        Media questions are taken through ZOOM, on audio only. Please ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that Dr. Bruce Anderson and Director Nolan Espinda will be retiring in September.  “Both directors have served admirably under extremely challenging conditions, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank them for their many years of service to the people of Hawaiʻi and wish them well as ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — Governor Ige announces retirements at Health, Public Safety Departments

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s application to participate in the unemployment insurance plus up program called the Lost Wages Assistance Program.  “We pursued the additional funds because we know the added $300 per week will help many in our community who are struggling. I have directed the department to implement the program ...
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Department of Health: Four Additional Deaths and 265 New Cases Today Three (3) O‘ahu residents and one (1) Maui resident are the latest to die from coronavirus. On O‘ahu, two men, both with underlying medical conditions and both of whom had been hospitalized, passed. One was 70 to 79 years-old and the other was older ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, August 28, 2020

Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director for Highways, Department of Transportation

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a group of 17 state Attorneys General to defend a Texas county clerk’s decision to send mail-in voting applications to registered voters ahead of the November election. The State of Texas is suing to block the county clerk from mailing the applications, claiming that he ...
Read More AG News Release: Hawaii Attorney General Joins Coalition Defending Texas County Clerks Decision to Send Mail-in Voting Applications

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