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View the release online here. HONOLULU – More than one fourth of the graduates in the Class of 2018 statewide earned a Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Honors Recognition Certificate, completing a rigorous course of study to prepare them for college and career. To receive an Honors Recognition Certificate, students must meet all of ...
Read More News Release: More students graduate with honors, according to the College and Career Readiness Indicators Report

Honolulu – Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a coalition of 21 states and territories in opposing an unlawful Trump administration effort to strip residents of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly called “food stamps.” The District of Columbia, states and a territory filed a comment letter against a proposed United States Department ...
Read More Attorney General 2019-13 Hawaii Attorney General Opposes USDA Rule That Would Strip Residents of Food Stamp Benefits

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Maui motorists that Hansen Road will be closed in both directions between Hana Highway (Route 36) and Pulehu Road on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., for pole replacement work. Northbound motorists may bypass the closure area via Pulehu Road and Hookele ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Closure of Hansen Road in Kahului on Saturday, April 6, for pole replacement work

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is encouraging the public to take tsunami preparedness into their own hands this April during Tsunami Awareness Month. Over seventy years ago, on April 1, 1946, one of the deadliest tsunamis to ever hit Hawaii caused widespread devastation on all islands. Generated by an earthquake in the Aleutian ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

DCCA Event Flyer HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner will host the 13th Annual Financial Literacy Fair on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park, Bishop Square in Downtown, Honolulu. As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the Office ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Hosts 13th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

Link to video here Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the formation of the Hawai‘i Government Complete Count Committee (HGCCC), which will coordinate state and county government efforts to count Hawai‘i’s population in 2020. The committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of being counted; organizing state resources effectively ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor announces 2020 Census count committee to ensure accurate count, adequate federal funding

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Hawai‘i State Representative Jackie Young, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff on the day of Young’s memorial service – Sunday, March 31. The flags will be flown at half-staff from ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Flag Order – Jackie Young

Shot Sheet (Honolulu) – Around Valentine’s Day, vandals carved a heart-shape into a wall at Kaniakapūpū, King Kamehamea III’s summer palace.  Three-years ago vandals carved a series of crosses into another wall on the opposite side of the ruin’s entrance. Kaniakapūpū, while promoted on some social media and tourism websites, has long been closed to ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Vandals Strike Again at Kaniakapupu-King Kamehameha III Summer Palace, March 28, 2019

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division held a blessing ceremony Wednesday, March 27, 2019, to celebrate the completion of the Harbors Maui District Office Relocation project. This work is part of the Harbors Division’s facility improvement projects planned throughout the commercial harbor system that will support the state’s economic growth and ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT hosts blessing ceremony for the Maui Harbor District Office Relocation Project

(Honolulu) – April 1, 2019 is the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in Hawaii.  The Department of the Attorney General, Department of Health, and the Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault are partnering to raise public awareness about sexual violence and support initiatives that work to prevent sexual violence in our communities.  Hawaii’s effort ...
Read More Attorney General 2019-12 Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Hawaii