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Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim signed a Letter of Agreement releasing $12 million to support the county’s response to the active volcanic eruption occurring on Hawai‘i Island, along the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna.

Gov. Ige releases $12M to Hawaii County for Kilauea eruption assistance

Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim signed a Letter of Agreement releasing $12 million to support the county’s response to the active volcanic eruption occurring on Hawai‘i Island, along the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna. “This is an ongoing emergency and we’re in the early stages of damage assessment, but we do know […]

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Gov. Ige forms Dual-Status Command to streamline military response to Kilauea eruption

Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to the Kilauea lava flow on Hawai‘i Island. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Tuesday, May 15 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today.

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Gov. Ige’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration for Kilauea eruption is approved

The disaster declaration means that federal assistance will be available for public facilities such as roads, public parks, schools and waterpipes damaged or destroyed by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes. It also covers costs for emergency protection measures including personnel for security and roadblocks, geologists and the military.

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Gov. Ige issues supplemental emergency proclamation to ensure safety at PGV

The team assembled will review and assess the existing PGV Emergency Response Plan and develop a specific mission strategy deemed appropriate to mitigate potential impacts from lava.

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Presidential Disaster request placed by Gov. Ige for Kilauea eruptions

Gov. David Ige signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the President of the United States to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster as a result of the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.

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Governor Ige urges lawmakers to pass Death with Dignity bill after hundreds testify

More than 100 people testified at the State Capitol today and more than 600 submitted written testimony to the House Health & Human Services Committee and Judiciary Committee on House Bill 2739 titled “Our Care, Our Choice.”

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Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation to address homelessness statewide

Gov. David Ige today signed an emergency proclamation that enables the state to quickly funnel money toward the facilitation of: (1) rapid construction of a temporary shelter for homeless families; (2) the immediate extension of existing contracts for homeless services; and (3) an immediate increase in funding for programs that promote immediate housing.

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In a groundbreaking move for the Native Hawaiian community, the U.S. Department of Interior today announced a proposal to create a pathway for the Native Hawaiian community to reorganize a Native Hawaiian government and re-establish a government-to-government relationship with the United States.

Proposal to create path between U.S. and a Native Hawaiian government

In a groundbreaking move for the Native Hawaiian community, the U.S. Department of Interior today announced a proposal to create a pathway for the Native Hawaiian community to reorganize a Native Hawaiian government and re-establish a government-to-government relationship with the United States.

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Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 8 a.m. HST Friay, August 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Emergency proclamation signed by Gov Ige for arrival of Hurricane Ignacio

This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state.

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Governor signs medical marijuana dispensary bill into law

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 321 Relating to Medical Marijuana, which establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. “I support the establishment of dispensaries to ensure that qualified patients can legally and safely access medical marijuana,” said Gov. Ige. “We know that our challenge going forward will be […]

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Governor Ige working to get TMT project to proceed

“We are a patient people in Hawai‘i. We listen to and understand differing points of view, and we respect the many cultures of this land, especially that of the host culture. I have done my very best to follow this process in the case of Mauna Kea and set forth a way forward that I […]

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Albertini: Money Trumps the Sacred!

Despite Hawai’i Governor, David Ige, speaking on 5/26/15 of the state’s failings to preserve and protect Mauna Kea and the need for change, he has given the green light for further destruction and desecration of Hawai’i’s most sacred temple. The Governor expressed his approval to construct the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna […]

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Governor Ige commits to allow TMT construction to move forward

In a press conference Tuesday (May 26) Governor David Ige committed to allow the Thirty Meter Telescope construction to move ahead. Gov Ige also announced a plan for the future stewardship of Mauna Kea.

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea beyond the Ohia forest seen from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Thirty Meter Telescope will extend the timeout for construction on Mauna Kea

Saturday (April 11), Governor David Ige announced, while in Hilo, that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) team has informed him it will postpone construction until Monday, April 20, 2015. “I thank TMT for its willingness to be respectful and sensitive to all of Hawai‘i – its special people, its sense of place and its unique […]

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