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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige are scheduled to  participate in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next week. As governor, Ige is a superdelegate with Hawai‘i’s Democratic Party. Elected delegates and superdelegates from Hawai‘i and across the country will be attending the Democratic National Convention starting Monday, July ...
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HONOLULU – Work furlough program inmate Ryan Walker was arrested by the Sheriff Division Special Operations Fugitive Unit at 6:50 a.m.  He was located in the Kakaako area. Walker failed to return to Module 20 on July 20. He left at 6 p.m. on a program pass and was scheduled to return a few hours ...
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Update on impacts of Tropical Storm Darby – grounded vessel in Kona, reopened parks DLNR is requesting the public stay away from the shoreline extending from the King Kamehameha Hotel to the Kukailimoku lighthouse due to hazards relating to the sinking of the vessel “Spirit of Kona “. The vessel reportedly broke its mooring and ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation is pleased to announce the second rollout of Tax System Modernization (TSM) which will go live on August 15, 2016. The General Excise and Transient Accommodations Tax are among the business taxes converted in the second rollout. TSM is the Department’s new tax information system which will be fully ...
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KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division celebrated the opening of the new Kahului Airport Access Road. The road officially opens to traffic at midnight Saturday, July 23, 2016. The new Airport Access Road connects Hana Highway to Lanui Loop. The improvements will help relieve traffic congestion on Dairy Road, which is ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a pre-landfall emergency proclamation as the state prepares for Tropical Storm Darby. The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies for quick, easy and efficient relief of disaster-related damages, losses and suffering resulting from the storm. “Our top priority is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i’s ...
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Public advised to follow weather advisories, avoid outdoor areas HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, in anticipation of the effects of tropical storm Darby this weekend. DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of ...
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WAILUKU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), pursuant to Chapter 195D, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the Revised Draft Honuaʻula Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The hearing will be held July 27, 2016 starting at 5:30 at the J. Walter ...
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Month-Long “Code Challenge” Takes Hackathon to New Level HONOLULU –– Gov. David Y. Ige, the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), and the State of Hawaii Transformation Internship Program (TIP) will host the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) in Honolulu from Aug. 27 to Sept. 24, 2016, with a kickoff event on Saturday, Aug. 27, ...
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  HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has announced that $12M in funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i.  The appropriation, provided by the Hawai‘i State Legislature during the regular session, was appropriated to the Department of Human Services (DHS) with the flexibility for DHS to allocate. “We know ...
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