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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public stay out of sewage contaminated water that has collected in a drainage ditch located in a residential area near Waianae Mall that terminates at the Lualualei Beach Park. Warning signs have been posted on either end of the drainage ditch. The warning signs ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Leonard Hoshijo to head the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, overseeing workforce development, unemployment insurance, workers compensation and occupational safety and health divisions. Hoshijo has served as DLIR’s deputy director since 2015 and acting director since Dec. 2017. Prior to joining Gov. Ige’s administration, Hoshijo served as ...
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MAKENA, MAUI — On Thursday morning, February 8, 2018, the DLNR Division of State Parks will be conducting maintenance work at Makena State Park to trim overhanging and hazardous branches at the first entrance, and along the foot path leading from the paved parking lot to the beach. For public safety, the first park entrance (first paved ...
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HONOLULU — The State Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC) is now accepting applications for the Hawaiian cultural practitioner position on the Commission. Applications will be reviewed and the names of qualified individuals will be sent to the Governor, who will nominate one person for each vacant position. The term of the new appointee is four ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Laurel Johnston to serve as the director of the Department of Budget and Finance. She has served as acting director since the recent retirement of Wesley Machida, and was the deputy director at Budget and Finance prior to Machida’s departure. During her 30-year career in Hawai‘i, Johnston has ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division is pleased to announce that all active licensees may now print their active insurance licenses, at no cost, online beginning Monday, February 5, 2018.   Licensees and registrants may print their active licenses by visiting the Hawaii Insurance Licensee Services website at http://insurance.ehawaii.gov/diss or ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Rhonda A. Nishimura in Aug. 2017 and to fill the anticipated vacancy created by the retirement of Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Craig H. Nakamura in March ...
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Executive Order Net Neutrality HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an executive order that directs all state government agencies to contract for internet-related services ONLY with providers who contractually agree to abide by net neutrality principles. Net neutrality protects and promotes a fast, fair and open internet. It prohibits internet service providers from discriminating between ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: News Conference – Governor David Ige to announce signing of an executive order to protect net neutrality in Hawai‘i WHO: Governor David Ige Members of the State House of Representatives WHEN: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE ...
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HONOLULU – In recognition of World Cancer Day, the Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Coalition (HCCC) announces U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono as the recipient of the 2018 Courage Award for her bravery and willingness to continue serving in Congress while battling Stage IV cancer. World Cancer Day is a global initiative that takes place this Sunday, Feb. ...
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