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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has again extended the emergency disaster relief period for last year’s Kaua‘i floods by issuing a ninth supplementary emergency proclamation. The proclamation gives the governor of the State of Hawai‘i the authority to deal with disasters or emergencies, to maintain the strength, resources, and economic life of the community and ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige extended the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness across the state today, by issuing a fourth supplementary proclamation. The emergency proclamation helps to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness, and it expands shelter capacity and access to services. Gov. Ige ...
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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 ...
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KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists of lane closures and reduced speed limit on Piilani Highway in both directions between Kaonoulu Street and East Waipuilani Road beginning Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, and continuing daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Kihei High School Phase 1 project. Roadwork will ...
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State extends Thirty Meter Telescope permit Governor Ige rescinds emergency proclamation Link to photos here Documents: CDUP Deadline DLNR Withdrawal HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that the state has granted an extension of a key permit to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The governor has rescinded the emergency proclamation that was issued on ...
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Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed new rules for the 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 at the beginning of April 2019, ...
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WHAT:          News Conference – Mauna Kea and TMT                        WHEN:          Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. WHO:            Governor David Ige Select cabinet members WHERE:        Hawai‘i State Capitol, Office of the Governor, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room Livestreaming from the Office of the Governor is ...
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Link to photos and bios here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of three new members of the Hawai‘i Paroling Authority board. Clayton Hee, Cheryl Inouye and Max Otani have been appointed to the Hawai‘i  Paroling Authority, effective immediately. The interim appointments are subject to state Senate confirmation. Their terms will expire June 30, ...
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HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i Judicial Selection Commission has submitted six lists of judicial nominees to Gov. David Ige. The lists include nominees for five vacancies on the First Circuit Court and one vacancy on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Gov. Ige has 30 days to make his selections. The nominees are as follows: ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige to consider six lists of judicial nominees for First Circuit, Intermediate Court of Appeals

Current director Linda Chu Takayama to take chief of staff position in Ige Administration August 1 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Rona Suzuki as interim director of the state Department of Taxation (DOTAX). Suzuki has served as a senior executive assistant at DOTAX, managing the $60 million Tax System Modernization (TSM) program which ...
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