Press Releases

LINK to photos: Airport Viaduct Cleanup Photos HONOLULU – The massive cleanup of the area under the Nimitz Highway viaduct is complete. The multi-agency effort stretched from the Moanalua Bridge to the viaduct off-ramp to Kamehameha/Nimitz Highway and nearby waterways, and included outreach to those illegally residing under the viaduct. “This operation is a prime ...
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It is great news that October’s unemployment rate of 2.2 percent is the lowest on record. This is partly a reflection of robust visitor numbers thanks to increased flights to the islands. We want to keep the momentum going as we develop an innovation economy — creating at least 80,000 new high tech, innovation, higher ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY November 13, 2017 WHAT: News Conference – Gov. Ige proclaims Apprenticeship Hawaii Week as Hawaii adds twenty-one new registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional areas including optometry, culinary, pharmacy, IT jobs, and others. Through this proclamation Hawaii joins the nation in celebrating the third annual National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 13 – 19. WHO: Governor ...
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For Immediate Release Nov. 9, 2017 “I want to thank Island Air for its decades of service to our communities. For 37 years the company and its employees have played a big role in connecting island families and supporting our business community. The closure will have a tremendous effect on 400 employees and their families, ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that his administration has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) and identified the Animal Quarantine Station in Halawa as the preferred site. “In my 2016 State of the State address I announced an effort to work with ...
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WHAT: News Conference – Gov. Ige will announce the preferred location for the new Oʻahu Community Correctional Center as identified in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement WHO: Governor David Ige WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Noon WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of the ...
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HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff starting on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced three appointments to the First Circuit Court (Island of Oʻahu) as follows:   Rowena A. Somerville – 50, Attorney, Hearings Officer, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, is appointed to the First Circuit Court (Island of Oʻahu), to fill the vacancy left when former Circuit Judge Derrick H. ...
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Link to photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/sets/72157662158916278/   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, cabinet members, state employees and representatives from the royal societies celebrated today the re-dedication of the Princess Victoria Kamāmalu Building on the 179th anniversary of the princess’ birth. “I made it a priority to move our public servants back into this state-owned facility to improve ...
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WHAT:           Re-dedication of the Princess Victoria Kamāmalu Building (see attached program) WHO:             Gov. David Ige, other state officials, and royal societies WHEN:          Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. WHERE:         Princess Victoria Kamāmalu Building, 1010 Richards Street   ### Media Contacts: Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0012 Mobile: 808-265-7974 cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov   ...
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