Press Releases

WHAT:                      Media Availability on the Opening of the 2018 Hawai‘i State Legislative Session                         WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                            WHEN:                     Approximately 11:15 a.m. immediately following Senate and House media availabilities   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room   ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the ...
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  State breaks ground for new Kapalama Container Terminal Project enhances efficiencies, supports economic growth, provides job opportunities DOT Harbors Division Media Kit (2018) Link to Video Link to soundbites Link to Photos   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division broke ground today for the Kapālama Container ...
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Governors Address to the State Executive Order Brigadier General, Kenneth S. Hara Bio Governor Ige appoints Brigadier General to head review of emergency management enterprise, outlines action plan following false alert January 15, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige addressed the State of Hawai‘i Monday, to offer his personal apology for Saturday’s false alert and ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Governor’s Address                                     Updates and announcements regarding false alert will be televised LIVE on the 6 p.m. news on Hawaii’s three major networks.   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                             WHEN:                    Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6 p.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event ...
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Aloha, On Saturday, Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors experienced an unfortunate situation that has never happened before and will never happen again – a false alert issued by the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency that a ballistic missile was on its way to the Hawaiian Islands. On behalf of the State of Hawai‘i, I deeply apologize for ...
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Governor David Ige’s statement after meetings and debriefings with leaders at the Department of Defense and Hawai‘i Emergency Management: Today is a day most of us will never forget. A terrifying day when our worst nightmares appeared to become a reality. A day where we frantically grabbed what we could, tried to figure out how ...
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Statement Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018   Governor David Ige is meeting this morning with top officials of the State Department of Defense and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to determine what caused this morning’s false alarm and to prevent it from happening again.   “While I am thankful this morning’s alert was a false alarm, ...
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FINAL KCT GB MAP WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Kapālama Container Terminal (KCT) — the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s harbor system. The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, begins construction of KCT, the centerpiece of the Harbors Modernization Plan. The $448 million investment will add an 84-acre cargo container ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former Hawai’i State Rep. Bertha Kawakami, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he has released $1.264 million to fight Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD), a fungal disease attacking and killing the most abundant native tree in the state of Hawaiʻi. “The ‘ōhiʻa tree is the foundation of Hawaiʻi’s native forest, and it is critical to the health of our watersheds ...
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