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Senator Schatz & Departments of Interior & Agriculture Applauded for Respond (HONOLULU) –  The State of Hawaiʻi applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior and Senator Brian Schatz of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of native forest ...
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Public & Private Partners Promote Responsible Viewing (Honolulu) – The popularity of self-guided or commercial tours that offer marine-life encounters with turtles, dolphins, whales, manta rays, and even sharks, brings large numbers of Hawai‘i visitors and residents into close proximity with wild creatures. Many people aren’t aware of  how their behaviors could hurt them or ...
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Road closures and planning for O‘ahu residents The World Conservation Congress will be held in Honolulu from September 1-10, 2016, at venues including the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The Congress will bring together more than 6,000 delegates from 170 countries to discuss the most challenging issues for conservation. “We are ...
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(Honolulu) – When Silene perlmanii, an extremely rare small shrub with delicate white flowers, was discovered on O‘ahu by botanist Steve Perlman in 1987, just 20 individuals remained in the wild. Within three years, only 6 plants remained, dwindling to a single individual by 1994. The decline of this species at the last known wild ...
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HONOLULU –– Approximate 220 coders and innovators answered the call to apply their collective creativity to improving Hawaii state government. Gov. David Ige and state Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy today welcomed participants to the state’s Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC), kicking off the month-long competition and showcase of local tech talent. Participants formed ...
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2016 Efforts Beginning to Show Improvements at Iconic Kauai Park (Honolulu) – Maintaining and caring for (to malama) a remote wilderness park is a daunting, expensive, and labor-intensive task. When the leadership of the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) elected this year to put renewed emphasis on the spectacular Napali Coast State ...
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State leads way in preparing state highway system for future without fossil fuels HONOLULU – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded $3.998 million in competitive grant funding to the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) as part of the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) program. The grant will allow the HDOT Highways Division to study ...
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2 Species on the Brink of Extinction Being Brought Into Safety from Threats in the Wild (Lihue, Kauai) Hawaii’s forest birds are one of the best examples anywhere in the world, of what’s known as adaptive radiation. This means a few founding individual species evolved into a multitude of species. They’re also a key reason ...
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HONOLULU – The Real Estate Commission will convene its standing committee meetings at the Grove Farm Building – Conference Room, 3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  The Laws and Rules Review Committee meeting will convene at 9:30 a.m., and will be followed by the Condominium Review Committee meeting and the Education Review ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige sent a letter to President Barack Obama conveying his support for the expansion of the Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The letter was signed and transmitted on the evening of Aug. 24. Please see the attached letter: 2016.08.24 Pres Obama-Papahanaumokuakea ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of ...
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