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  HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange. “The Economic ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Direct spending by international students reached 2 million

HONOLULU – The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) recently awarded $3,273,533 in funding from two grant programs to 13 Hawaii companies to help support development of new products to solve critical issues. In addition to state funding, the federal government awarded nearly $20 million in research and development grants to the same companies. The projects ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: HTDC awards more than million in grants to Hawaii companies

HILO – Missing extended furlough inmate Daniel Abraham was returned at 3:45 this afternoon to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). He was arrested on Saturday, July 23, in the Kealakekua area by Hawaii County Police.  Abraham failed to report to the Hale Nani Reintegration Center for his scheduled check-in on February 19. Inmates in ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Missing Big Island extended furlough inmate arrested, returned to Hawaii Community Correctional Center

WASHINGTON D.C., JULY 27 – 28, 2016 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced today that Georja Skinner, DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division (CID) chief officer, will be speaking at a summit in Washington D.C., hosted by Creative World, an annual gathering of leaders in the creative industries from around ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT’S creative industries and creative lab Hawaii to speak at Creative World Summit

HONOLULU – Effective August 1, 2016, walk-in service hours at the Department of Taxation’s Kona Office will be changed to 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Telephone calls will continue to be taken from 7:45am to 4:30pm. Due to the small number of staff in the Kona Office, adjusting the walk-in service hours will help ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: Kona tax office changes walk-in service hours

HONOLULU – Most state parks and forests on Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai are reopening as state crews inspect these areas today. Most parks have reported no significant impacts from the storm. Forest areas are being assessed today. Still closed are Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area on Maui, and the Kalalau trail on Kauai. People ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Most state parks, forests reopen as Darby passes main islands

  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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor to attend Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

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 ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Missing OCCC furlough inmate captured by state sheriffs

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 ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Update on impacts of Tropical Storm Darby

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 ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: Tax System Modernization Coming Soon