Gov. David Ige answered questions during a hearing with state lawmakers about the mistaken missile alert. His office has refused to provide information requested by The Associated Press that could show how he and other officials handled the crisis.
Hawaii officials have repeatedly pointed to a low-level state employee and a breakdown in his agency’s leadership as the main cause for a January missile alert that left hundreds of thousands of islanders thinking they might die in a nuclear blast. But efforts to find out more about what other top officials did that day have been stymied at the highest levels of state government.