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HONOLULU – The Executive Committee of the Hawai‘i Health Connector (the Connector) voted on Thursday, November 19 to recommend to its Board of Directors to accelerate the transition of remaining functions of the Connector to state authority. The Connector’s ongoing financial challenges have forced the state to accelerate the transition beginning December 1, 2015. Earlier ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health will deploy a web-based system that will provide 24/7 access to real-time data on medical marijuana inventory, sales, and other tracking information required of dispensary licensees statewide, according to Keith Ridley, Chief of the Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance. The Office of Health Care ...
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HONOLULU – National experts in chronic disease prevention will join the Department of Health and local experts this Friday at a symposium titled, “The Weight of the State: Solving the Chronic Disease Crisis through Innovative Policy Change.” Dr. Howard Koh, former Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss best ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is partnering with the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) to conduct two “Women in Airport Fire Service” workshops on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Airport Conference Center at the Honolulu International Airport, located at ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the Honolulu International Airport’s public parking lots during Thanksgiving weekend due to an increased amount of air travel. There are nearly 5,200 parking spaces available to the public at Honolulu International Airport (HNL).  During holiday weekends, typically the Interisland ...
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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former State Representative Yoshito Takamine, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former State Representative Yoshito Takamine

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that all lanes will be closed on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Whitmore Avenue and Kilani Avenue at the Karsten Thot Bridge on Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., for preparation work for the repair and ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Karsten Thot Bridge closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 for nighttime repair work, new height limit begins Nov. 30

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-3 Freeway will be closed in the Honolulu-bound direction between the Likelike Highway Underpass and the Halawa Interchange beginning Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 p.m. through 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, for routine tunnel cleaning and maintenance at the Harano Tunnel and ...
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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige accepted a $660,422 award on behalf of the State of Hawai‘i today, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Jesus Mendoza, administrator of the Western Regional Office of the Food and Nutrition Service. The award recognizes the exceptional performance by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and acknowledges the exemplary ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige accepts 0,422 federal award for excellence by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

What: Check presentation to Gov. David Ige and the State of Hawai‘i.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture presents Gov. David Ige and the State of Hawai‘i with an award check of $660,422 for exceptional performance by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP). Who: Gov. Ige, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, State Department of Human Services When: ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Check presentation by USDA to Gov. Ige, State of Hawaii