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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an emergency declaration for the County of Hawai‘i to respond to a wildfire there which has caused and is causing damages, losses, and suffering of such character and magnitude to affect the health, welfare, and living conditions of a substantial number of persons, and to affect the economy of the ...
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GEER Awardees by Amount: https://governor.hawaii.gov/main/governors-emergency-education-relief-geer-awards-by-grant-amount/ GEER Awardees by Name: https://governor.hawaii.gov/main/governors-emergency-education-relief-geer-awards-by-name/ HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has awarded 31 innovation grants totaling $8.1 million to schools, colleges and other educational entities across the state as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund. Awards range from $100,000 to $450,000. Projects are scheduled to run through ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige invests .1 million in 31 innovative education programs

For VIDEO click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, together with Department of Health Director Libby Char and Interim Schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi – outlined the state’s plan for getting students back into the classroom safely this week.   “One thing we’ve learned is that in-person learning is, for most students, critical for their ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. Ige, Departments of Health and Education outline plan for safe return to school

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Daniel M. Gluck have released the following statements: Statement of Governor David Ige: I appreciate Mr. Gluck’s willingness to serve our communities and know that he will continue to be a voice for the underserved, no matter what his formal position. While the Senate came to a different conclusion ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Statements on Senate vote to reject Daniel Gluck’s appointment to Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Linda Ann Ha‘i Clark to fill the state House (District 13) seat, which includes Maui (Haiku, Hāna, Kaupo, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Paia), Kaho‘olawe, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i and Molokini. Clark replaces Sen. Lynn DeCoite, who was appointed last month to the state Senate (District 7) seat formerly held by Kalani English. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT TO FILL SEN. LYNN DECOITE’S HOUSE SEAT

For video click here For photos click here For resources click here For the Letter to Legislature, Judiciary click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today formally notified the Hawai‘i State Legislature and Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald that he will not be issuing any further eviction moratoria once the current moratorium expires on Aug. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE NOTIFIES LEGISLATURE, CHIEF JUSTICE, THAT EVICTION MORATORIUM WILL BE LIFTED AUGUST 6 – STATE URGES RESIDENTS TO SEEK MEDIATION, AVAILABLE ASSISTANCE

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Thursday, July 15, 2021 travelers from the Philippines and from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. In all cases, the test must be taken no earlier than ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaiʻi announces pre-travel testing agreements with Philippine Airlines and South Korea’s Incheon Airport

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Executive Director/General Counsel of the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission Daniel Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. If confirmed by the State Senate, Gluck will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Associate Judge Derrick H.M. Chan last October. Gluck has served with the Ethics Commission since ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE APPOINTS DANIEL GLUCK TO INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has nominated Doreen Canto of Kula to fill the Maui seat on the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). She will replace James “Jimmy” Gomes whose second, four-year-term on the board expired at the end of last month. “Doreen’s long history of community volunteerism and as a small business ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE NOMINATES DOREEN CANTO TO FILL STATE LAND BOARD SEAT

For PHOTOS click here For VIDEO click here   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he has vetoed 26 of the 28 bills on his Intent to Veto list. Earlier today, the governor sent a Statement of Objections for each of the 26 bills to the Hawai‘i State Legislature, as required by the State ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUNCES FINAL VETOES