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HONOLULU – During National Breastfeeding Month in August, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) reminds everyone to support nursing mothers and encourages new mothers to take advantage of recent changes in health insurance coverage that now offer more support for breastfeeding moms. Health care insurance providers in Hawaii, such as ...
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HONOLULU — 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. The proclamation activates the Major Disaster Fund set aside ...
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HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening. As ...
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KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, earlier this month affirmed the ‘A’ rating for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ (DHHL) $38.3 million revenue bonds, series 2009, and issued a Rating Outlook of “Stable.” The ‘A’ rating reflects DHHL’s strong capacity to meet its financial obligations. This is the third time in ...
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What:            Media Briefing on weekly meeting of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness Who:              Governor David Ige; Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho and Kenoi; and Leadership  Team members When:           Thursday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where:         State Capitol, 5th Floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s ...
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Monday, August 24, 2015 Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. The overnight storms bring the topic of resilience top of mind for many. At lease one of our communities, Waimanalo, will be prepared. In June, the community group Hoomakaukau O Waimanalo – which means Get Ready Waimanalo – received recognition as a disaster resilient ...
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HONOLULU – The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015 report released today by ACT notes a 2 percentage point overall improvement in college readiness across all subjects — English, Math, Reading and Science — for Hawaii’s Class of 2015. The Class of 2015 included 11,957 Hawaii high school public and private students — a record ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General has filed charges against State House Representative James Tokioka for a campaign reporting violation. The Kauai representative has been charged with failure to file a complete and accurate candidate committee report. Attorney General Doug Chin said “The Department of the Attorney General, working in conjunction with the ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Harold Brackeen III will join the homeless programs office on September 1 where he will assist with the administration of state and federal grants for shelters, outreach and other program activities. Brackeen is currently a program specialist with the department of human services, social services division. Prior ...
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