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HONOLULU – Walk Wise Hawaii, the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s (HDOT) pedestrian safety campaign, is partnering once again with McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii to educate over 9,000 children at 74 Kamaaina Kids locations across the state on good pedestrian habits.  Over the past six months, representatives of the Walk Wise Hawaii program, McDonald’s owner/operators and ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Walk wise Hawaii partners with McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii and Kama’aina kids for pedestrian safety poster contest and education program

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today outlined the reasons why the state submitted testimony opposing Hawaiian Electric Industries’ proposed merger with NextEra Energy Inc. as it currently stands. “Although I welcome capital investment in Hawai‘i with respect to energy, any merger or investment must align with the state’s 100 percent renewable energy goal,” Ige said. ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: State releases testimony opposing proposed HEI, NextEra merger

PUC filings: DBEDT PUC filing 7/20/2015 Office of Planning PUC filing 7/20/2015

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking new projects for the Hawai‘i Forest Legacy Program that will protect important working forest lands from the threat of conversion to non-forest uses.  The Forest Legacy Program, administrated through DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is accepting applications for conservation acquisition assistance through ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: HAWAI‘I FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION ACQUISITION ASSISTANCE

What:            News conference regarding the state’s testimony on the proposed HEI/NextEra merger Who:              Governor David Ige When:           Tuesday, July 21 at 2:30pm Where:         State Capitol, 5th Floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website http://governor.hawaii.gov/ PUC filings: DBEDT PUC filing 7/20/2015 Office of Planning ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: News conference regarding the state’s testimony on the proposed HEI/NextEra merger

HONOLULU — At the direction of President of the United States, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2015. This action is a sign of respect for the service members killed last week in Chattanooga. “The tragedy in Tennessee reminds us that our service ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has appointed Lauren Moriguchi as director of the Executive Office on Early Learning.  She will coordinate early childhood education services currently offered within the public school system and will guide policy around the expansion of early childhood education through collaboration with legislators and the governor. Moriguchi was born and raised ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige appoints director of Executive Office on Early Learning

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is seeking applications to plan, develop, implement and evaluate eligible Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.  A call for applications is available at the following link. http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/9f11c1fc2155a8984be67ac1ac281c3e SRTS is an international effort to increase safety and promote walking and bicycling to/from school.  The federally ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Cable Television Divison (CATV) received an application from Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC), the parent company of Oceanic Time Warner Cable, LLC (Oceanic) for approval of the indirect transfer of control of Oceanic’s six cable television franchises statewide pursuant ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Receives Application for Approval to Transfer Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s Hawaii Cable Television Franchises to Charter Communications

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 134 Relating to Taxation, authorizing the counties to extend by another five years, the half-percentage point surcharge on state tax to continue funding the city’s $6 billion rail transit project. The surcharge will be effective until Dec. 31, 2027. “The primary reason I signed this bill ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs rail tax bill, asks HART for annual progress report