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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige yesterday promised to reshape the Department of Education to support the dreams and aspirations of each student in remarks he made at the 3rd Annual Hawai‘i School Empowerment Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The conference was sponsored by the Education Institute of Hawai‘i, a non-profit organization committed to improving ...
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No Sign of Whale Carcass in Several Days (Kahului, Maui) – Shoreline access to the ocean at the ‘Ahihi Kina’u Natural Area Reserve on Maui is again open.  Access was restricted for nearly two weeks after a Humpback whale carcass washed onto shore on December 30, 2016. Whale carcasses often attract sharks into near-shore waters. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn. Ahn retired in June 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on January 12, 2017 after careful evaluation and investigation ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Steven S. Alm. Alm retired in August 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on Jan. 12, after careful evaluation and investigation into the ...
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Robert Farrell to lead conservation enforcement across Hawai’i  (Honolulu) – DLNR Chair Suzanne Case has announced that Robert Farrell begins work on Jan. 17, 2017 as the new Enforcement Chief for the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).  Case said, “We are fortunate to have a leader who has extensive conservation enforcement experience ...
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HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige announced the state Department of Human Services will award contracts to 33 homeless shelters. Funding will total $13,000,000 for 12 months. The new contracts require shelters to focus on outcome measures such as the number of people they will permanently house over the coming year. The results of the competitive ...
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Joins state, NOAA, Fish & Wildlife Service HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the U.S. Secretaries of Interior and Commerce have signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. It is the largest, contiguous, fully protected conservation area in the ...
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WHAT:  News Conference: Results of Department of Human Services homeless shelter — Request for Proposals (RFPs) WHO: Governor David Ige Pankaj Bhanot, director, Department of Human Services Scott Morishige, Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness WHEN: Thursday, January 12 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Family Assessment Center in Kaka`ako Makai end of Cooke Street, behind the Cancer Center, ...
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HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) will be holding a public information meeting on Programmatic Agreement (PA) process for the former Oahu Railway & Land (OR&L) Right-of-Way (ROW). The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the preparation of the procedural PA document for the OR&L ROW, ...
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Provides 10-Year Framework for Invasive Species Prevention HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i, in a broad coalition of stakeholders led by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Land and Natural Resources, has finalized the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health. In the past, individual ...
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