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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Linda Chu Takayama as his chief of staff, effective Aug. 1. Takayama has served in the Ige administration since 2015 – first as the head of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and currently as director of the Department of Taxation for the State of Hawai‘i. At ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE – Governor Ige appoints long-time cabinet member as chief of staff, chief of operations position also filled

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation on Friday, declaring the County of Maui a disaster area. The proclamation enables the state to provide quick and efficient relief from damages, losses, suffering caused by the disaster, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people. “I am declaring our Valley Isle ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor declares Maui a disaster area as firefighters battle massive wildfire

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reports the following as of 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2019. Operations at Kahului Airport (OGG) are normal, but we continue to ask passengers to contact their airline prior to travelling to the airport as the situation may change. Earlier this morning several flights that were diverted ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Central Maui wildfire update for Kahului Airport

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will begin the week of July 15, 2019. The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Joint News Release – Thirty Meter Telescope set to start construction

Link to video of news conference here Link to photos here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers today that he will veto 18 of 20 bills on his Intent to Veto list. They are as follows:   HB290            RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. This measure authorizes qualifying ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige vetoes 18 measures, two will become law without his signature

  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   MEDIA ADVISORY July 9, 2019 WHAT:                      News Conference – VETO deadline WHEN:                     Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. (Subject to change) WHO:                         Governor David Ige WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room, Office of the Governor This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – News Conference – VETO deadline

Link to photos here Video link to Aloha Stadium (Structure of Government) bill signing ceremony here Video link to University of Hawai‘i bill signing ceremony here Video link to Historic Preservation bill signing ceremony here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a bill that aims to breathe new life into Aloha Stadium and surrounding ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Governor Ige signs Aloha Stadium, UH athletics bills

Additional closures scheduled for the Kapolei Interchange project for the week of July 7 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-1 Freeway will be closed in the westbound direction between the Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa offramp (Exit 2) and the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor offramp (Exit 1) from 10 p.m. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Full closure of the westbound H-1 Freeway in Makakilo Thursday night, July 11

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued a request for information (RFI) as it seeks an established global meetings, conventions and incentives (MCI) sales and marketing organization based in Hawaii. The company would need to provide a full range of comprehensive sales and marketing management services for the Hawaiian ...
Read More HTA News Release: HTA Issues RFI for Global Meetings, Conventions, and Incentives Program Management Services

(Lihu’e) — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Kōkeʻe State Park, Kaua‘i on Thursday July 4. This year’s plum crop happens to be poor. Permits to harvest are required and will be available starting July Fourth at the Kōkeʻe Natural History Museum. There is ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Kōkeʻe Plum Season Opens July 4, July 3, 2019

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