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HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks will close the upper Makapu’u lookout and adjacent areas starting June 17, 2015.  The lower lookout facing Makapu`u will be kept open for park visitors.  The upper lookout will be replaced in the same location and work in the adjacent areas ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: PROJECT UPDATE: DLNR TO CLOSE THE SUMMIT LOOKOUT AREA FOR CONTINUED REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MAKAPU‘U POINT LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL (ROAD)

Honolulu — Gov. David Ige will be traveling to Japan to meet with government officials and members of the travel industry to promote and expand travel from Japan to the Hawaiian Islands. Japan is the number one international market for Hawai‘i with 18 daily flights to the Hawaiian Islands that bring in 1.5 million visitors ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige will visit Japan to promote travel to Hawaiian Islands, honor enduring cultural, economic ties

What:  Bill signing ceremonies for the following: HB 1140 on cesspools: Provides temporary income tax credit for the cost of upgrading or converting a qualified cesspool to a septic system or an aerobic treatment unit system or connecting to a sewer system. SB 284 on Turtle Bay: Assures nearly 664 acres of undeveloped shoreline lands ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: June 12 bill signing ceremonies

Honolulu – Nearly 11,000 people have viewed the on-line video, Sacred Falls-Don’t Risk Your  Life, a Fine, or Jail, since it was released by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources in February 2015.  Several popular on-line and social media travel and attractions sites now feature a link to the video and voluntarily removed ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: SACRED FALLS WARNING VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE ON LOCATION

Wailuku, Maui – Gov. David Ige today signed into law House Bill 1075, which authorizes the Maui Region of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into negotiations for a public-private operational and management agreement, subject to approval by the Governor, the HHSC and the Maui Region Board of Directors. Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs Maui healthcare reform bill

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) won an International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for its “AlertMe” services. The award was presented to Hawaii at the 38th Annual IACA conference, which was held in Savannah, GA from May 17-21, 2015, where a select panel ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Business Registration Division Wins IACA Merit Award for “AlertMe” Services

HONOLULU – The state’s Insurance Division is advising Big Island residents that the Hawaii Property Insurance Association (HPIA) is now accepting all new business applications and coverage increase requests. “This is an opportunity to safeguard against unexpected property damage,” said Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “We want to thank our lawmakers for taking steps to ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Insurance Division Urges Big Island Residents to Obtain Property Insurance

What:  Bill signing ceremony for House Bill 1075, which authorizes the Maui Region of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into negotiations for a public-private operational and management agreement, subject to approval by the Governor, the HHSC and the Maui region Board of Directors. Who: Governor David Ige, key legislators, community supporters When: ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Bill Signing HB 1075 on Maui

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed into law four energy bills, including one that strengthens Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy by directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045. The bold step taken by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in passing the landmark legislation (HB623) ...
Read More PRESS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs bill setting 100 percent renewable energy goal in power sector

What:  Bill signing ceremony for the following: House Bill 623 –   100 percent renewable energy portfolio standards by 2045 House Bill 1296 – Designates state hydrogen implementation coordinator and working group House Bill 1509 – Requires UH to establish collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by 2035 Senate Bill 1050 –Establishes ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Monday June 8 bill signing ceremony schedule