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ELOY, AZ – Saguaro Correctional Center has notified the Department of Public Safety of the death of a Hawaii inmate at their facility in Eloy, Arizona. On Thursday, at about 3:15 p.m. (HST), Saguaro inmate Jason McCormick activated a distress button in the housing cell and advised correctional officers that his cellmate needed medical attention.  ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige, Karen Armes, Acting Regional Administrator for FEMA Region IX, and Major General Arthur J. Logan, Director of Emergency Management, signed the 2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan today as Hawaii faces another potential tropical cyclone. “The Catastrophic Hurricane Plan provides strategies for joint state and federal actions before, during, and after ...
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(LIHUE, KAUAI) – The Kalalau Trail in the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park is likely the most heavily used hiking trail in Hawaii. An estimated 500,000 visitors and residents use the spectacular trail each year. Sandwiched between the ocean and the towering cliffs of the Na Pali Coast, the trail is widely featured in ...
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KONA – Extended furlough inmate Race Bolner failed to report for his scheduled check-in in Kona this morning. State Sheriffs and Hawaii Police were notified. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at various times throughout the month. 23-year old Bolner is classified as community ...
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HONOLULU – Today Judge Karen Nakasone granted an extension allowing the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) time to study a safe and feasible alternative to removal of the Laniakea barriers. The courts originally ordered the removal of the barriers located along Kamehameha Highway by Aug. 7, 2015. The extension to Aug. 24, 2015 allows HDOT ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the release of more than $40 million for the state’s capital improvements program (CIP) that will be administered by various state departments and agencies. “Building a Hawai‘i we are proud to call home requires us to maintain and improve state facilities. These priority projects are investments that will ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has canceled work on the Pearl City Viaduct widening project that was scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5. The decision was made as a precaution due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Guillermo. Further announcements impacting construction this week will be made on a day-to-day basis should conditions ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of July 2015 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings ...
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(HONOLULU) – Governor David Ige has signed into law, the first ever Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) for Haena, Kauai. It was filed today. The result of years of discussions and collaboration between the Haena community and various stakeholders, this historic rules package gives the Haena hui an opportunity to protect its ocean resources, based ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) continues to work with emergency management and civil defense partners to monitor potential impacts of Tropical Storm Guillermo, which was located 370 miles east of Hilo as of 2:00 p.m. today. “We have been advised by the National Weather Service that although Guillermo is slowly ...
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