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KAHULUI — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is proud to announce that the Design-Build contract for the Lahaina Bypass 1B-2 phase, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), has been awarded to Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI. The awarded contract amount of $38.6 million includes ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT awards contract for the Lahaina bypass 1B-2 phase project

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (June 28, 2016) — Local service members are scheduled to conduct various training here in July that may be heard by surrounding communities. For the community’s awareness, the training is as follows. Please note, all training dates are subject to change based on environmental and other factors: June • June 29-30: Marine ...
Read More USAG NEWS RELEASE: July training advisory for Schofield Barracks

Volkswagen Required to Repurchase or Fix Falsely-Marketed Diesel Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms; Attorneys General Nationwide Obtain More Than $570 Million in Civil Penalties  HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and Office of Consumer Protection (“OCP”) Executive Director Stephen Levins today announced a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General and Office of Consumer Protection announce compensation for Hawaii consumers under settlements with Volkswagen over emissions fraud

  Kaniakapupu Damage Leads to Positive Action (HONOLULU) – Following on its action in February 2015, the operators of the popular tourism and travel website, Exploration Hawaii, have removed information regarding King Kamehameha III’s summer palace, Kaniakapupu, on Oahu. Last year the website was among the first to strip information about the long-closed Sacred Falls ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Responsible social media helps prevent vandalism and destruction

LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park, Kaua‘i on Saturday, July 2. “This year the plum crop is poor and small,” said David Tsuchiya, west side Kauai Parks supervisor. Permits are required to harvest plums at Koke‘e. They will be ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Koke’e plum season opens July 2

What: BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:             Housing Bills: SB 2561, SB 2566, SB 2833, SB 3077, HB 2293, HB 2305 HB 2350 Relating to Foster Children – Expands opportunities for children in foster care to participate equally with classmates and peers by providing qualified immunity from liability for caregivers ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: June 29, 2016 Bill Signing Ceremonies schedule

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and Office of Consumer Protection Executive Director Stephen Levins will hold a news conference today at Noon at the Department of the Attorney General, 425 Queen Street, Honolulu. The topic of the news conference is the recently announced settlement agreement requiring automaker Volkswagen to initiate corrective action and to ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General Chin and office of consumer protection Executive Director Stephen Levins to hold news conference regarding Volkswagen settlement

Monday, June 27, 2016 We have a water permit process that has not been working. While I have major reservations about HB2501, it does provide time to transition to a process that ensures water is distributed fairly in accordance with the public trust doctrine and that decisions are made in a timely manner. The issues ...
Read More Statement of Gov. David Ige regarding HB2501 Relating to Water Rights

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that nine bills are on the Intent to Veto list. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to give notice to the Legislature by today’s deadline. On July 12, any measure that has not been signed or vetoed by Gov. Ige will become law ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige releases Intent to Veto List

HONOLULU — Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige today commemorated the thirtieth (30th) year anniversary of the establishment of Hawaii’s captive insurance industry. Since enabling legislation was enacted into law on May 29, 1986, Hawaii has positioned itself as a leader in the captive insurance marketplace at the international level. Hawaii is ranked fifth in the ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige highlights thirty years of successful captive insurance in Hawaii