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HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige and the nation’s governors will join leaders from the business industry, the non-profit sector and global governments for this week’s National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. The governors will lead and participate in discussions on topics such as education reform, entrepreneurship, child welfare and resiliency ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige today announced the state’s participation in the Girls Go CyberStart Initiative, which encourages young women to explore the cybersecurity and computer science fields. The initiative gives girls, grades 9-12, the opportunity to solve challenges presented in the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program, sponsored by the SANS Institute and the ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Hawaiʻi joins partnership to encourage young women to explore careers in cybersecurity

Link to photo and resume here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Leo R. Asuncion, Jr. to the Public Utilities Commission. Asuncion currently serves as planning program administrator for the state’s Office of Planning, overseeing the overall management, administration and operations of the Planning Division. He also served as director and interim director of ...
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ENGINEERS WEEK

Posted on Feb 17, 2019 in Proclamations

Link to photos of Commendation Ceremony/Bischoff Family here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today recognized ten first responders from the City and County of Honolulu who saved the life of a Kāhala man who collapsed at Waimānalo Beach Park while taking out-of-town guests sightseeing last June. A good Samaritan alerted Ocean Safety personnel at their ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor Ige recognizes first responders who saved a grandfather’s life

(Editors note: Please see earlier associated news release) Governor Proclaims Hawai‘i Invasive Species Month (Honolulu) – During a ceremony today at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, Governor David Ige proclaimed February as Hawai‘i Invasive Species Month. This long-standing recognition is intended to bring additional attention to the issue of invasive species.  Simultaneously five individuals and four ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Recognition for Invasive Species Most Valuable Players, Feb. 15, 2019

(Editors note-please see associated news release to follow shortly) (Honolulu) – When Daniel Kapalikūokalani-Maile posted on Facebook last November that something was killing native naio trees in the Kapalama/Kalihi area, it prompted a rapid response from state and federal agencies and organizations. Entomologists from the Hawai‘i Dept. of Agriculture (HDOA) confirmed that the tiny insect ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Rapid Response Underway to Stop Tiny, Invasive Insect, Feb. 15, 2019

Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture chairperson. Glenn Muranaka is appointed as deputy to the chair. Shimabukuro-Geiser was designated acting chairperson for the Board of Agriculture last month. She has also served as deputy to the chairperson since 2015. Shimabukuro-Geiser is a ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser appointed as Board of Agriculture chairperson

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEB. 15 – FEB. 17   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —   1) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures

HANALEI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation announces planned closures in two locations on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) for the Kuhio Highway Emergency Repairs project in the month of February 2019. Closure details are as follows: Night work on Kuhio Highway at Waipa Bridge Full closure nightly at Waipa Bridge past Kumu Road and before ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Closures of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Waipa Bridge and Hanalei Hill scheduled to begin in February 2019

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