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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) arranged for the safe tow of the 77-foot fishing vessel, Judy K, from Pier 16 in Honolulu Harbor to Honolulu Marine Shipyard in Kewalo Basin on Monday. It was removed from the water and placed in dry dock today. Due to structural damage the vessel will be ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Submerged vessel removed from Honolulu Harbor, commercial pier returned to full service

KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) proposed rule on procedures for re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community protects the rights of our Hawaiian Homes beneficiaries and is a very important proposal for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), beneficiaries, and the native Hawaiian community. The DHHL is carefully ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: Statement on U.S. Department of the Interior proposal for re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with the native Hawaiian community

HONOLULU –  As part of the Ige Administration’s effort to move state government toward a more efficient “paperless” environment, the Office of the Governor will begin using electronic signatures and will be processing all documents electronically, starting Oct. 1, 2015. The governor’s office has instructed departments to submit documents using an electronic routing form template. Signed ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor’s office goes paperless

Honolulu, Hawaii — Rep. Chris Lee (Kailua, Waimanalo) was among 50 Democratic state lawmakers from around the country to meet with President Barack Obama today at the White House. The President urged the lawmakers to adopt his domestic economic agenda at the state level because he doesn’t expect Congress to take much action for the ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Kailua lawmaker meets with President Obama on nation’s economic agenda

HONOLULU – Recognizing the State of Hawaii’s vital role in identifying, protecting and responding to cyber threats, Gov. David Y. Ige has proclaimed October “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in Hawaii. Hawaii’s observance coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, recognized by President Barack Obama and various public and private sector agencies to encourage all citizens ...
Read More OIMT NEWS RELEASE: October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month

What:            Governor’s Awards Ceremony – Gov. David Ige will recognize outstanding state employees When:           Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Where:          Hawai‘i State Capitol, House Chamber State employees who will be recognized have been selected as employee, manager and/or team of the year by their respective departments. This year, 17 team ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige to recognize outstanding state employees

The State of Hawaii has recovered $53.1 million in general excise taxes, penalties and interest from online travel companies (the “companies”) including Travelocity.Com, LLP, Expedia, Inc., Orbitz, LLC, and Priceline.Com, LLP from tax litigation that began in 2011. Attorney General Doug Chin said “Online travel companies derive substantial profits from the sale of hotel rooms, ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Final judgments entered against online travel companies for .1 million in general excise tax

HONOLULU —   A rock fall today has resulted in closure of the ‘Aiea Loop Trail in Keaiwa Heiau State Recreational Area.  No one was hurt.   DLNR’s Division of State Parks has posted trail closed signs at both ends of the popular loop trail.   The location of the land slide and rock fall ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Rockfall closes Aiea Loop Trail today

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: October 1, 2015 siren and emergency alert system test

Honolulu, Hawaii- Hawaii’s 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative Committee is compiling a database of Hawaii-based Vietnam-era veterans.   The committee is leading the state’s efforts to honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam-era veterans, from 2015 through 2017. There are an estimated 36,000 Vietnam-era veterans living in Hawaii.  The committee is attempting to collect contact information ...
Read More DOD NEWS RELEASE: 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative Committee building veterans database