Press Releases

Emergency Resources HONOLULU – Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Lane. The proclamation also serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i residents and visitors. Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawai‘i is in danger of being significantly ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Lane

WHAT: News Conference – Preparation for Hurricane Lane WHO: Governor David Ige HI-EMA Administrator Tom Travis Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol, Office of the Governor Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige. ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – News Conference re: Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU – In his capacity as acting governor, Lt. Gov. Douglas Chin signed a third supplementary proclamation that extends the emergency relief period for the County of Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, in the wake of April’s heavy rains and flooding. The supplementary proclamation extends the authority to spend state funds as ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Disaster emergency relief period extended for Kauai, Oahu floods

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling out of state to spend time with his family and to recharge following a strenuous few months leading up to the primary election. The governor is scheduled to depart Hawai‘i on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and return on Sunday, Aug. 19. During the governor’s absence, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige to spend time with family out of state

1806090_Gov Ige request for reconsideration IA_FEMA-4365-DR-HI) HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconsider its initial denial of the state’s request for individual assistance for Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents affected by April’s severe storms and flooding.   The governor signed the request for reconsideration based on additional data, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige asks FEMA to re-consider request for individual assistance for Kauai, Oahu in wake of April floods

The United States Army announced that Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, of Waikoloa, Hawai‘i died on Aug. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol as he conducted combat operations in Afghanistan. Gov. David Ige issued the following statement: “Hawaiʻi has lost a brave soldier who sacrificed his life ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor David Ige’s statement on death of Hawaii soldier

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late firefighter Brian Hughes of Hilo, Gov. David Y. Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the State of Hawai‘i flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Notice — Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Hilo firefighter Brian Hughes, killed battling Ferguson fire in California

Graphics/Renderings Courtesy of KMD Architects KANEOHE, Hawaii – Hawai‘i State Hospital in Kāne‘ohe broke ground for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility totaling 170,000 square feet. For years, the design constraints of the psychiatric hospital were unable to keep pace with the ever-increasing patient population and high percentage of high-risk forensic patients. By ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe breaks ground for new 144-bed forensic patient facility

August 7, 2018   WHAT:          Groundbreaking ceremony for new Hawai‘i State Hospital patient building.                           Kahu Wendell Silva will preside over a traditional Hawaiian blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility. The new 170,000 square foot facility will incorporate clinical best practices and create a modern therapeutic environment. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe breaks ground for new 144-bed forensic patient facility

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the successful roll-out of the second phase of the state’s payroll modernization effort. This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments. The first payday through the new, modernized payroll system to this second group of employees took ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — State successfully executes second phase of payroll modernization project