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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed an emergency proclamation that enables the state to quickly funnel money toward the facilitation of: (1) rapid construction of a temporary shelter for homeless families; (2) the immediate extension of existing contracts for homeless services; and (3) an immediate increase in funding for programs that promote immediate housing. ...
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 HONOLULU – Renee Sonobe Hong was officially sworn in today by Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda during a special ceremony.  Renee begins her appointment as State Sheriff Division Administrator, effective October 16, 2015. Sonobe Hong most recently served as a Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Department, Hawaiian Home Lands and the Housing Division ...
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WHO:             House Committee on Health Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health WHAT:          Informational Briefing                        The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss the process and progress on the implementation of Act 241, relating to medical marijuana, and to discuss best practices and identify areas of further policy development related to medical marijuana ...
Read More HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Officials to brief joint committees on progress of medical marijuana dispensary system

HONOLULU – The Oahu District Office’s yellow drop box – previously located near Halekauwila Street – has been relocated near the curb by the Tax Department’s Punchbowl Street entrance. Effective immediately, taxpayers may use the yellow drop box to submit tax documents for the October 20th filing deadline. The yellow drop box will remain near ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the Pali Highway will be closed in the Kailua-bound direction between Waokanaka Street and Kamehameha Highway from 7 p.m. on Saturday night, Oct. 17, to 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, for routine tunnel cleaning and maintenance. Electronic message boards will be ...
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What:            News conference following a meeting of Governor’s Leadership Team on  Homelessness Who:              Governor Ige, members of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness When:           Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11 am Where:         State Capitol, 5th floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ### Media ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) through its attached agency, the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) announced, as part of a public-private partnership, two new broadband facilities outfitted with state-of-the-art multi-gigabit connectivity. A launch party was held at the Warner Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, CA yesterday to debut ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he has appointed Scott Glenn to serve as director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control. Glenn will officially take up his duties in November. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the senate. “Scott is passionate about working with diverse stakeholders to plan together for a ...
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HONOLULU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the opening of the 2015-2016 game bird hunting season on Saturday, November 7, 2015. With lingering drought impacts in many parts of the state, department biologists are predicting a below average season of bird hunting. The fall game bird ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige returned from a successful and productive trip to Japan and China on Oct. 14. The governor and Mrs. Ige traveled with a delegation from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) to promote economic development, renewable energy cooperation and international student exchange. While ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige returns from successful business, diplomatic mission to Japan, China