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HONOLULU – A Kauai grand jury indicted Kanbert Alapai last week for Methamphetamine Trafficking in the First Degree and several other related criminal offenses, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. Alapai was found with more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, more than 120 grams of marijuana, and paraphernalia including three glass pipes with residue, a lighter ...
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Honolulu –Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a fifth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until August of this year. The supplemental proclamation provides an additional 60 days in which to continue the state’s cross-sector collaboration and coordinated efforts with the counties. “The state has taken strides forward in creating a truly ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu residents that Runway 8R-26L (Reef Runway) will be closed from 12:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. June 18, 2016. The purpose of this closure is to allow Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam staff to perform maintenance work on safety systems used by military aircraft. During this ...
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KIHEI, MAUI – Gov. David Ige today signed HB 2034 (ACT 72) that provides funding for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for clean-up, restoration and preservation projects on the island. Kaho‘olawe was used as a bombing range for years. Today, the island remains littered with unexploded ordnance and was found to have extensive erosion and ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs bill to appropriate funds for restoration, preservation projects on Kaho’olawe

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) reached a settlement agreement yesterday with the Haleiwa Beach House restaurant for a violation of the terms of the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) signed by both parties on June 7, 2016. The restaurant has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for relocating five chairs from ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health fines Haleiwa Beach House restaurant ,000 for violating consent order

WAILUKU, MAUI – Gov. David Ige signed HB 2722 and HB 2605 into law today, supporting Maui residents who have been displaced or who have lost their jobs as a result of recent layoffs. Earlier this year, about 2,800 workers on Maui were notified that they were either losing their jobs or potentially losing their ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs bills that support unemployed residents on Maui

HONOLULU – The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is sponsoring the third annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 5 p.m., at Iolani School. “Makers of all ages will be displaying their work,” said Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO of HTDC. “More than 1000 attendees and participants are expected ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Third annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire to showcase invention and creativity in Hawaii

HONOLULU – A federal judge in California this week dismissed on jurisdictional grounds a lawsuit brought by a California resident over a 2014 incident at the Honolulu International Airport, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. Justin Ngo was waiting in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line at the Honolulu Airport while children behind him were playing ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Angry passenger’s lawsuit against Honolulu airport dismissed

HONOLULU – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued an order allowing transition activities between the State and Kaiser to resume at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community Hospital. Two days ago, Governor David Ige and the United Public Workers (UPW) union filed a status report with the ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: 9th Circuit Court allows transition activities to resume at 3 Maui hospitals

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking new projects for the Hawaiʻi Forest Legacy Program that will protect important working forest lands from the threat of conversion to non-forest uses. The Forest Legacy Program, administrated through DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is accepting applications for conservation acquisition assistance through ...
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