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PHOTOS can be found here VIDEO can be found here HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige welcomed former governors, first ladies, other community leaders and fourth grade students from across the state to Washington Place today, for the opening ceremony and proclamation signing marking the historic home’s 175th anniversary. This year ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige, first lady kick-off Washington Place anniversary events

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in February 2022 was $1.31 billion, compared to $397.1 million (+229.9%) spent in February 2021. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawai‘i’s quarantine requirements for travelers, the ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: VISITOR INDUSTRY CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT IN FEBRUARY

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed bank vice president Gabriel Lee and non-profit administrator Laurie Tochiki to the University of Hawaiʻi System’s Board of Regents. Lee is currently the executive vice president of commercial markets at American Savings Bank. He was previously the vice president and commercial banking officer at First Hawaiian Bank, and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints two new members to UH Board of Regents

Link to appointee photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige reappointed two members and appointed three new members to the State of Hawaiʻi Board of Education. The appointments are subject to approval by the Senate. “The highly skilled people I’ve selected to be on the Board of Education bring a range of experiences that will contribute ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints five to the Board of Education

2022 Board of Education Appointees

Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in Main

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 booster shots. Effective immediately, people who received their first booster shot at least four months ago may receive a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) if: ...
Read More DOH News Release: Additional booster shots available

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), U.S. Small Business Administration, and Hawaii Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, would like to invite small business owners who are interested in working with the federal, state, and local government, to register for a free two-day Small Business Development Series in Maui. Classes will incorporate a ...
Read More DOT News Release: TWO DAY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERIES HOSTED ON MAUI

After two years of anxiety, Hawai‘i is entering a new phase of the pandemic with some measure of hope. COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations are down and vaccinations are up. The governor has lifted the statewide indoor mask requirement and ended the Safe Travels Hawai‘i requirements for domestic travelers. And just in time for April’s ...
Read More From the governor: Good news, caution and hope

The latest sign that Hawai‘i is “learning to live with COVID” came when Governor Ige lifted the statewide indoor mask requirement at 11:59 p.m. March 25 when the emergency proclamation expired. But he and DOH officials are encouraging everyone to remain cautious since “we’re not out of the woods yet.” The governor said: “Together, we ...
Read More Indoor mask requirement lifted . . . with health advice

In case you missed it, there’s good news in time for summer travel: As of March 26, passengers arriving in Hawaiʻi from domestic points of origin don’t have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming passengers also aren’t required to create a Safe Travels account or provide traveler ...
Read More Governor ends travel quarantine, Safe Travels Hawai‘i

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