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Gov. Ige signs a supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance related to Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has signed a supplementary proclamation to extend relief for disaster damages resulting from Hurricane Lane. While the hurricane weakened rapidly on Friday, Aug. 24, the storm’s moisture was spread over a greater area and resulted in prolonged periods of slow-moving, heavy rain that continues to impact the state. In addition, high winds […]

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Gov. David Ige proclaimed 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian. Photo via the office of the Governor.

Governor Ige proclaims 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian

Gov. David Ige on Friday (Feb 16) proclaimed 2018 as the Year of the Hawaiian with a proclamation signing ceremony at Washington Place.

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Hawaii State to receive an additional $41M for highway improvements

Gov. David Ige announced today that the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division will receive an additional $41,149,572 in funding for its Federal-aid Highway Program through the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) Fiscal Year 2017 fund redistribution. Hawaiʻi’s share of the funding is the largest amongst states of similar size determined by number of lane […]

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Governor appoints Hawaii Island executive to UH Board of Regents

Gov. David Ige has nominated corporate executive and consultant Douglas Shinsato to the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents, representing Hawai‘i County (East). Shinsato is co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Anthill focuses on tele-education, telehealth, sustainable food production, and […]

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Gov. Ige considers list of nominees for Hawaii Island court judges

Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancies created by the retirement of former Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaiʻi) Judges Glenn S. Hara and Ronald Ibarra.

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Governor David Ige's address before the twenty-ninth state legislature meeting in joint session January 23, 2017. Photo courtesy of Hawaii State Senate

Governor David Ige’s State of the State Address Monday (Jan 23)

Governor David Ige’s address before the twenty-ninth state legislature meeting in joint session January 23, 2017.

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Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

“I am writing to convey my support for the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as proposed by Senator Schatz in his June 16, 2016 letter.”

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Alternative sentencing authorized for aquatic violations

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has signed Senate Bill 2453 authorizing alternative sentencing for aquatic violations. The new law provides clear legal authority to judges, allowing them to more effectively tailor sentences when aquatics statutes are violated. The bill covers most regulations under the jurisdiction of the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources, including most fisheries […]

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Lower interest rates on refunding general obligation bonds

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced the state will be saving $32.8 million following the completion of a $345 million refunding general obligation bond sale. The bonds were previously issued at a higher interest rate. They fund construction or the acquisition of various public improvement projects that include public buildings, elementary and secondary schools […]

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Governor releases $550,000 for Puna Regional Public Library

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the release of $550,000 in Capital Improvement Project funds for the Puna Regional Public Library. In his release of funding for the library project, Ige said, “Mahalo for your work on behalf of the residents in your district to secure these funds. Projects such as this are […]

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Grand opening celebration, open house slated for Saturday, Feb. 27

Ige, Lassner help dedicate Hawaii CC – Palamanui

Grand opening celebration, open house slated for Saturday, Feb. 27

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Kahele appointed to late father’s seat in state Senate

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has appointed Kaialii (Kai) Kahele to his late father’s state Senate seat. Sen. Gil Kahele represented Senate district one which encompasses the greater Hilo area, when he died Jan. 26, 2016. “Kai has extensive community support and is committed to completing the work of his father. He has a broad […]

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Ige signs emergency proclamation over dengue, Zika

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Friday, as a preventive measure against mosquito borne illnesses that include dengue fever and Zika. This follows the recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to open its emergency operations center at Level 1 to prepare for and mitigate the Zika risk. […]

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Mayor declares dengue emergency; governor declines

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Mayor Billy Kenoi declared a state of emergency due to the dengue fever outbreak, which began in summer 2015 and has at least 250 confirmed cases across the Big Island. However, despite urging by county officials and an outcry by the general public, Gov. David Ige declined to follow suit. On Monday, […]

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