Press Releases

August 28, 2018 WHAT: News Conference O‘ahu Community Correctional Center RELOCATION Acceptance of final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHO: Governor David Ige Rod Becker, comptroller, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) Nolan Espinda, director, Department of Public Safety WHERE: Hawai‘i State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial ...
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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 OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flag to fly at half-staff in honor of Arizona Sen. John McCain

MEDIA ADVISORY August 27, 2018 WHAT: Welcome home ceremony for Hawai‘i’s Little League World Series champions In addition, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation’s Harbors Division has illuminated Aloha Tower in the team colors of blue and gold through Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. WHEN: Monday, August 27, 2018 at approximately 1:10 p.m. (this is dependent on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Governor Ige, Mayor Caldwell to welcome home Hawaii’s Little League World Series champions

Honolulu – Gov. David Y. Ige attended a deployment ceremony today for soldiers from Alpha and Bravo Troops, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment, and elements of the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, both from the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard. In his remarks to the soldiers, Gov. Ige said, “As a father and husband, it is ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release with photos – Gov. Ige attends deployment ceremony for Hawaiʻi Army National Guard units

WHAT: Briefing on Hurricane Lane – STATUS UPDATES WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 5 p.m. WHO: National Weather Service representative Governor David Ige Tom Travis, HI-EMA Willie Nunn, FEMA Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell WHERE: State Emergency Operations Center – EOC (Birkhimer) MAP attached ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Briefing on Hurricane Lane – STATUS UPDATES

Map to Birkhimer EOC WHAT: Briefing on Hurricane Lane – STATUS UPDATES WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:00 NOON WHO: GOVERNMENT: • National Weather Service representative • Governor David Ige • Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 – William Roche, federal coordinating officer UTILITIES: • Hawaiian Electric Company ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Briefing on Hurricane Lane – Aug. 24, 2018

DESIGNATION OF A DUAL-STATUS COMMANDER FOR RESPONSE TO HURRICANE LANE OS.._ Honolulu – Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to Hurricane Lane’s impact on the state of Hawaii. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Thursday, ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige forms Dual-Status Command to streamline military response to Hurricane Lane

MEDIA ADVISORY August 23, 2018 WHAT: Briefing on Hurricane Lane – STATUS UPDATES WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. WHO: • Governor David Ige • Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell • William Roche, deputy administrator Region 9, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) • Adjutant General Joe Logan, Hawai‘i State Department of Defense • Tom ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Briefing on Hurricane Lane — STATUS UPDATES

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawai‘i has been approved. Word came late Wednesday afternoon that the governor’s request was granted, as Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — President approves Gov. Ige’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige formally requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Lane inched toward the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday. The declaration asks the President of the United States to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster in the event that there is significant damage and losses as a result of the hurricane. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige issues a Presidential Disaster Declaration request as Hurricane Lane approaches islands