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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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Darby

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 ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Revised draft Honuaula Habitat Conservation plan subject of public hearing on Maui

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, ...
Read More ETS NEWS RELEASE: State engages tech community to help improve government

  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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige announces allocation of M for homelessness effort

HONOLULU – Work furlough program inmate Ryan Walker failed to return to Module 20 last night. Walker left at 6 p.m. on a program pass and was scheduled to return at 9:30 p.m. State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police were notified.  35-year old Walker is classified as community custody which is the lowest custody level.  He ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: OCCC furlough program inmate fails to return to facility

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health Clean Air Branch has finalized a Consent Order with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) for excess emission and reporting violations that occurred from 2009 to 2014 in Puunene, Maui. More than 400 violations, including issues such as boiler operations and delayed notifications, were documented through the ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health reaches 0,000 settlement with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company for violations of air quality regulations

WHAT:  News Conference  to announce plans for $12 million allocation to address homelessness WHO: Governor David Ige Director of Human Services Rachael Wong Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference re: million allocation to address homelessness

Governor’s Statement: Our primary concern is and always has been the health and well-being of Maui’s residents and visitors as we work to privatize Maui region hospitals. We are committed to a successful transfer and transition to a new Maui health care system for all stakeholders, which includes our employees. However, this transaction must be ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Governor Ige’s statement on the veto override of SB 2077