Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling out of state to spend time with his family following the general election. The governor departed Hawai‘i late on Sunday, Nov. 11 and is scheduled to return on Sunday, Nov. 18. During the governor’s absence, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin will serve as acting governor from Nov. 11 until ...
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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 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Flags to fly at half-staff as a sign of respect for the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and leaders of the University of Hawai‘i (UH), the Dept. of the Attorney General (AG) and the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) thanked the Hawai‘i Supreme Court for its thorough review of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, and the decision that was handed down today.   “The ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – State leaders applaud Supreme Court decision on Thirty Meter Telescope WW

WHAT:                      Media Availability on Supreme Court decision regarding TMT   WHEN:                     Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                     Suzanne Case, chair, Department of Land & Natural Resources                                     Representative from the Department of the Attorney General                                     David Lassner, president, University of Hawai‘i   WHERE:                    State ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – Media Availability on Supreme Court decision regarding TMT

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 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Flags to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Court’s ruling on the Legislature’s amendment means we must keep searching for a way to support the dedicated teachers and staff who make a difference every day in classrooms around the state. I am committed to doing just that. –Governor David Ige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Statement on Hawai’i Supreme Court ruling on ConAm question

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a fourth supplementary proclamation extending the emergency relief period for the Kaua‘i floods that occurred in April 2018. This fourth supplementary proclamation, which applies to Kaua‘i only, once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Garden Island residents. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige extends supplementary emergency proclamation for Kauai flood recovery

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 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flags to fly at half-staff on Sunday in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has nominated Judge Keith K. Hiraoka, 59, to serve on the Intermediate Court Appeals. The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018. Hiraoka is currently a Judge on the First ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor nominates Keith Hiraoka for Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige has signed a fourth supplementary proclamation to support Hawai‘i Island’s recovery from Kilauea Volcano’s lava flows and activity. This fourth supplementary proclamation once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i county residents. The proclamation also supports the state’s effort ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Disaster emergency relief period extended for Hawaii Island’s volcanic eruption recovery

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