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Hawaii’s governor, David Ige, enters his final year in office with a rare show of emotion

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                                Gov. David Ige, pictured at top in October, is now in the last year of his second term in office.

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    Gov. David Ige, pictured at top in October, is now in the last year of his second term in office.

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                                Gov. David Ige spoke during an interview inside the executive office of the state Capitol in October 2020.

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    Gov. David Ige spoke during an interview inside the executive office of the state Capitol in October 2020.

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                                Ige shook hands with Masayuki Higa at a January 2015 ceremony at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii honoring members of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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    Ige shook hands with Masayuki Higa at a January 2015 ceremony at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii honoring members of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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                                Gov. David Ige placed a letter he wrote inside a time capsule to mark the 50th anniversary of the state Capitol in August 2019. Next to him is Roycen Strom, grandson of state Sen. Brian Taniguchi.

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    Gov. David Ige placed a letter he wrote inside a time capsule to mark the 50th anniversary of the state Capitol in August 2019. Next to him is Roycen Strom, grandson of state Sen. Brian Taniguchi.

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                                Ige, right, embraced Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim during a May 2018 community meeting in Pahoa about Kilauea’s destructive eruption.

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    Ige, right, embraced Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim during a May 2018 community meeting in Pahoa about Kilauea’s destructive eruption.

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                                Gov. David Ige was sworn in with his wife, Dawn Amano-Ige, by his side in 2014.

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    Gov. David Ige was sworn in with his wife, Dawn Amano-Ige, by his side in 2014.

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                                Gov. David Ige exchanged ha with Kupuna Napua McShane Burke during a visit to Mauna Kea on Hawaii island in 2019.

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    Gov. David Ige exchanged ha with Kupuna Napua McShane Burke during a visit to Mauna Kea on Hawaii island in 2019.

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                                Gov. David Ige signed bills into law in 2015.

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    Gov. David Ige signed bills into law in 2015.

The conclusion of his annual address gave viewers a rare glimpse of emotion from a two-term governor who has remained calm and stoic despite being pummeled from all sides over the past seven years in the age of social media. Read more

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