Press Releases

Governor David Ige’s statement on the Hawaiʻi Department of Education’s efforts to further help suppress the spread of COVID-19 “I commend and fully support the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE) for furthering the state’s efforts to implement social distancing. These are challenging decisions being made every day across the state but are essential to help ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today expressed his support of the efforts by Hawaiʻi’s four county mayors to implement tailored actions that are suited for their counties. “I want to thank mayors Caldwell, Kawakami, Kim and Victorino for their swift actions in implementing the directives. These are hard decisions. We all understand the dire ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige announced today state actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. “The actions I’m announcing today may seem extreme to some of you, and we know that it will have negative effects to our economy. But we are confident that taking aggressive actions now will allow us to have a ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:           News Conference re: 15 Days to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 WHO:             Governor David Ige WHEN:          Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. WHERE:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige   ### Media Contacts: Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige signed today a supplemental emergency proclamation adding provisions to protect the health and safety of the people of Hawaiʻi as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Across the globe and here in Hawaiʻi, we’re seeing disruptions to every aspect of our lives. As more cases are confirmed, events cancelled, and social ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed long-time Hilo attorney Peter Kubota to fill the vacancy left on the Third Circuit Court by the retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura. Nakamura retired in November 2019. Kubota has practiced law for 30 years, specializing in estate planning, real property advice and litigation, and business law. ...
Read More Governor Ige appoints Peter Kubota to Hawai‘i Island’s Circuit Court

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Honolulu Police Officer Kaulike Kalama, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard on Saturday, Mar. 7 – ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today issued an emergency proclamation that allows the state to work quickly and efficiently to prevent, contain and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, and to provide disaster relief if necessary. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. The governor is taking this action to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige issues emergency proclamation for COVID-19

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Lt. Gov. Josh Green as the administration’s liaison between the state and healthcare community as it pertains to COVID-19 preparedness and response, effective immediately. Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i — however, the virus is spreading internationally, and suspected community spread in the continental United ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige designates Lt. Gov. Green as administration’s COVID-19 healthcare liaison

It is with great sorrow that I express my deepest condolences to the victims’ families, friends and all of those touched by the tragic plane crash that occurred this morning near the Dillingham Airfield. We thank the witnesses and emergency responders who converged on the scene to help.               ...
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