Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the backup ZipMobile has completed its closing the H-1 ZipperLane from Waikele to the Keehi Interchange.  The closing of the lane began at 2 p.m. and was completed at approximately 4 p.m. More traffic adjustments are in place to help alleviate afternoon traffic ...
Read More All H-1 Lanes Reopened, Adjustments Made to Alleviate Westbound Traffic

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige will hold a news conference in the Executive Office Chambers on Wednesday, April 1 to announce his plans to help ease traffic for residents who live on the West side and have been caught in heavy traffic because of the zip mobile breakdown. What: News Conference When: Wednesday, April 1, ...
Read More Media Advisory: Governor Ige to Discuss H-1 Freeway Situation

(Honolulu, March 25, 2015) – Governor Ige, the four County Mayors, Office of Hawaiian Affairs leadership, and University of Hawai‘i President Lassner will launch the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard during an open event April 1, 2015 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium. The Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard is a new online tool designed for the public and ...
Read More Launch of Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard: April 1 at Hawai‘i State Capitol

HONOLULU – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proposes to change the scope of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary by increasing its size, expanding from a sanctuary that manages only humpback whales to one that manages all natural and cultural resources within its boundaries, and changing its name. A news announcement ...
Read More State Considers Sanctuary Draft Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, and Regulations

HONOLULU – Signifying a move to a more results-driven strategy for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Governor David Ige today directed the state’s technology team to focus on targeted projects to replicate the recent success achieved in upgrading the Human Resources Management System (HRMS). Leading the refocused effort will be state Comptroller Douglas G. Murdock supported ...
Read More State Moves to Targeted ERP Strategy

All 66 of the MD students in the Class of 2015 at the University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) are competent enough to proceed into post-graduate medical education programs, or Residency Training, upon graduation in May. They learned today where they will spend the next two to eight years of their ...
Read More Students in the JABSOM Class of 2015 Meet Their Match

HILO – The state Department of Transportation (HDOT), Airports Division, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) station at the Hilo International Airport. The new two-story, 21,000 square-foot facility will include four drive-through truck bays, a fueling area, new training facilities, along with improved work and living quarters for ...
Read More Groundbreaking Ceremony Begins Construction For New Hilo International Airport Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Station

KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) celebrated the completion of the Kawaihae Harbor Pier 2 Terminal Improvements Project in a dedication ceremony earlier today. The new improvements resurfaced 3.1 acres of cargo yard area at Pier 2, relocated the Harbors Division Office/Maintenance Facility and comfort station structures and made infrastructure improvements to lighting, ...
Read More HDOT Dedicates Kawaihae Harbor Pier 2 Terminal Improvements On Big Island

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced three nominations for the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). All three nominations are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Photos may be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/govhawaii/. Born and raised in Honolulu, Keith “Keone” Downing is an expert waterman and respected big wave rider. Downing is the son ...
Read More Governor Ige Announces Three Nominations For Board Of Land And Natural Resources

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the nomination of Audrey Hidano to serve as the Deputy Director of the Department of Accounting and General Services.   Hidano has a wealth of experience in government leadership positions and in the private sector. She has twice served as Deputy Director of the Department of Labor and ...
Read More Governor David Ige Announces Nomination of Department of Accounting and General Services Deputy Director