Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals who are interested in working for state government in various positions. The governor is seeking forward thinking team players with a wide range of experiences and expertise. Current vacancies include: Director of Budget and Finance, deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ...
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Link to photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today recognized winners of the Governor’s Awards, designed to honor state Executive Branch employees, managers and work teams who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication in serving the people of Hawai‘i. The statewide program is administered by the Department of Human Resources Development. “Public ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed William J. Aila, Jr. as interim chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission/director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective May 17, 2019. Aila was confirmed as deuty to the commission chair in April. He has been serving as acting chairman since the departure of Jobie Masagatani on ...
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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 — News Release – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Police Week’s Peace Officers Memorial Day

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige has set July 30, 2019 as the date he will sign the new rules for the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The new rules will take effect on Aug. 9, 2019. The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) and State Environmental Council (Council) submitted its final rules to the governor ...
Read More Office of the Governor — News Release — Governor Ige to sign new EIS rules on July 30

WHAT:           Media Availability following the conclusion of the 2019 Hawai‘i State Legislative session WHEN:          Thursday, May 2, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m. – following the House and Senate Adjournment and their media availabilities. WHO:             Governor David Ige WHERE:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room, Office of the Governor Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications ...
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Link to photos HONOLULU – Former Gov. George Ariyoshi received one of the state’s highest honors today when he was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit. Ariyoshi was Hawai‘i’s third governor, and the country’s first governor of Japanese ancestry. He began his political career serving in both the House of Representatives and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Former Gov. George Ariyoshi inducted into the Aloha Order of Merit

WHAT:    Induction of Governor George Ryoichi Ariyoshi into the Aloha Order of Merit Established in 1993 by the Hawai‘i State Legislature, the Aloha Order of Merit is one of the State of Hawaiʻi’s highest honors in recognition of individuals who have provided extraordinary service and brought great honor to Hawaiʻi nei. The Hawai‘i House of ...
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Link to photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB720 (Act 023) establishing reporting requirements for gun owners. Under the bill, gun owners are required to report lost, stolen or destroyed firearms to the county police department within 24 hours of discovering the loss, theft or destruction of the weapon. “This reporting process will increase ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a second supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for the Pali Highway. Heavy rains in February caused extensive damage to the slopes and other areas adjacent to the Pali Highway. The conditions giving rise to the emergency continue, and this second supplemental emergency proclamation extends ...
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