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HONOLULU – The Division of Consumer Advocacy (Consumer Advocate) of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs today filed its Direct Testimony recommending that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reject the $4.3 billion NextEra Energy, Inc. – HECO Companies merger as proposed. Consumer Advocate Jeffrey Ono believes that the current proposal is not in ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Scott Morishige will join the administration on August 24th as the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness. Morishige will serve as the state’s point person for homelessness, which includes leading the Hawai‘i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH), staffing the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness, and working closely with Director ...
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What:            Media briefing following the weekly meeting of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness        Who:              Governor David Ige, members of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness When:           Monday, August 10th at 3pm      Where:         State Capitol, 5th Floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners continued coordination efforts with the National Weather Service (NWS) for Hurricane Hilda. Coordination efforts included a briefing from NWS on expected impacts and track of Hilda and discussion of current and planned actions by the local and ...
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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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