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HONOLULU – At the request of Mayor Michael Victorino, 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 on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sunday, Oct. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Flag Order – Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of former Maui County Council Chairman Danny Mateo

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has appointed Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara to be the Adjutant General for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Defense effective Dec. 6, 2019. He replaces Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan who will be retiring from this position at the end of the year. Brig. Gen. Hara has served as ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. appoints Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara to be the Adjutant General for the State of Hawaiʻi

Link to photos here courtesy of Hawaiʻi National Guard Link to bio here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige administered the oath of office to Colonel Roy J. Macaraeg, who was promoted to brigadier general, today in a ceremony held at Washington Place. Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan provided remarks. Macaraeg’s family and friends and current ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Brig. Gen. Roy J. Macaraeg first known Filipino Soldier to attain rank of General Officer in Hawaiʻi Army National Guard history

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 — News Release — Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of lost firefighters, first responders as part of Fire Prevention Week

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige announced Thursday that the state has completed its transaction to acquire the land under Front Street Apartments on Maui. The move brings the state a step closer to keeping the Front Street Apartments affordable for some 250 tenants. The state purchased the land from 3900, LLC. to help preserve the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — State acquires land under Maui’s Front Street Apartments

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a 10th supplementary emergency proclamation Wednesday, extending the emergency relief period for last year’s Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation extends authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige extends disaster relief period for last year’s Kauai floods

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has appointed Tyler Iokepa Gomes as deputy to the chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective today. Gomes most recently served as the partnership manager at Elemental Excelerator, where he oversaw the Elemental Hui – a partnership network of local business, non-profit, educational, and philanthropic institutions. Previously, Gomes ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige appoints Tyler Iokepa Gomes as DHHL deputy

Link to photos here Link to livestream video here HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige today signed new administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing within the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). The new rules will take effect ten days after the signed rules are filed at the Office of the Lt. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor signs new DHHL administrative rules that expand residential lease offerings for beneficiaries

MEDIA ADVISORY September 30, 2019 WHAT:                      News Conference —  Department of Hawaiian Home Lands adoption of Chapter 10-7 Hawai‘i Administrative Rules: “Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing.” The new administrative rules will expand residential lease offerings to include multi-family housing, along with rental and kupuna housing opportunities.                ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — News Conference — DHHL’s adoption of Chapter 10-7 Hawaii Administrative Rules: “Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing.”

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has tapped Scott Glenn to serve as the chief energy officer of the Hawai‘i State Energy Office. Glenn has served as director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) since 2015, where he led the modernization of the state environmental review process by developing new administrative rules and updating ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor appoints Scott Glenn as CEO of the Hawaii State Energy Office