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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released two reports today that provides data and analysis on spending patterns of Big Island and Kauai households in 2014. The reports summarizes data obtained through household surveys conducted by DBEDT in 2015 and covers spending in 2014. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis ...
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MAUI — The Department of Public Safety is looking for women interested in becoming correctional officers at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) in Wailuku. Recruitment is now open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) website.  The recruitment period ends on July 25. This recruitment is limited to female applicants.  To qualify, ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Recruitment opens for women interested in becoming correctional officers on Maui

What:            News Conference – Intent to Veto list Who:              Governor David Ige                       When:           Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2pm Where:          State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy ...
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What:  Proclamation Ceremony to celebrate the Hawai‘i’s captive insurance industry’s 30th anniversary. Since its establishment, Hawai‘i has grown to be one of the world’s leading captive domiciles and the premier domicile of the Asia-Pacific region, with more than $4.3 billion in premiums, $1.2 billion invested in Hawai‘i’s financial institutions and $21.8 million in local annual ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Proclamation Ceremony to celebrate the Hawai‘i’s captive insurance industry’s 30th anniversary

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing on Hawaii Island on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday June 30, 2016. Testing will be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the following locations: Kapaa Beach Park, North Kohala Mahukona Beach Park, North Kohala ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today released the scores and ranking of the applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses. The list of applicants and their respective scores and ranking are posted at http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuanadispensary/latest-updates-and-news/. A total of 66 applications for eight dispensary licenses were reviewed, evaluated, and scored (based on 13 merit ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health releases scores and ranking of applicants for medial marijuana dispensary licenses

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service. The system, also known as the “Rap Back” system, is a service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that provides continuous criminal record ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Hawai‘i becomes first state in nation to enroll firearms owners in centralized information system 

HONOLULU – The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) has awarded Supervising Deputy Attorney General Hugh Jones its Senior Staff of the Year Award, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. The award was presented to Mr. Jones during NAAG’s summer meeting in Burlington, Vermont today. Mr. Jones shares this year’s award with Jeff Milsteen, Chief Deputy ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: National Association of Attorneys General recognizes Hawaii Deputy Attorney General Hugh Jones

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies motorists that High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane hours are being extended 30 minutes for the following routes: ·        H-1 Freeway eastbound (HOV, Waiawa Interchange to Keehi Interchange) ·        H-1 Freeway eastbound (Zip lane, Managers Drive overpass to Keehi Interchange) · ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HOV hours extended for specific routes, other HOV lanes converted to single occupancy

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce it has been tentatively selected for one of the reimbursable service agreements (RSA) that will allow expanded services with the HDOT Airports Division. Through Governor David Ige’s leadership, HDOT applied for the RSA with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). HDOT was ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT named finalist for federal program to allow expanded services