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  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   MEDIA ADVISORY July 9, 2019 WHAT:                      News Conference – VETO deadline WHEN:                     Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. (Subject to change) WHO:                         Governor David Ige WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room, Office of the Governor This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – News Conference – VETO deadline

Link to photos here Video link to Aloha Stadium (Structure of Government) bill signing ceremony here Video link to University of Hawai‘i bill signing ceremony here Video link to Historic Preservation bill signing ceremony here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a bill that aims to breathe new life into Aloha Stadium and surrounding ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Governor Ige signs Aloha Stadium, UH athletics bills

Additional closures scheduled for the Kapolei Interchange project for the week of July 7 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-1 Freeway will be closed in the westbound direction between the Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa offramp (Exit 2) and the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor offramp (Exit 1) from 10 p.m. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Full closure of the westbound H-1 Freeway in Makakilo Thursday night, July 11

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued a request for information (RFI) as it seeks an established global meetings, conventions and incentives (MCI) sales and marketing organization based in Hawaii. The company would need to provide a full range of comprehensive sales and marketing management services for the Hawaiian ...
Read More HTA News Release: HTA Issues RFI for Global Meetings, Conventions, and Incentives Program Management Services

(Lihu’e) — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Kōkeʻe State Park, Kaua‘i on Thursday July 4. This year’s plum crop happens to be poor. Permits to harvest are required and will be available starting July Fourth at the Kōkeʻe Natural History Museum. There is ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Kōkeʻe Plum Season Opens July 4, July 3, 2019

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Oahu and Kauai motorists of the special use lane schedule for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2019. There will be no daytime roadwork scheduled statewide, unless permitted. Morning and afternoon contraflows will be closed on July 4, except for the following: Oahu The Pali Highway ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Special use lanes schedule for July 4

EBT Benefits Will Continue to be Issued as Normal The Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) reassures clients, vendors and others impacted by EBT spending that benefits are still being issued on the 1st, 3rd and 5th of every month. DHS recently heard from some vendors and clients on Hawai‘i Island that a flyer was ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: EBT Benefits Issued as Usual; Correcting Misinformation

Hawaii Attorney General Files Supreme Court Brief to Protect LGBTQ+ Employees from Discrimination HONOLULU – On the heels of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that began the modern gay rights movement, a coalition of 22 attorneys general are today filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that federal ...
Read More AG News Release: Attorney General 2019-37 Attorney General Files Supreme Court Brief to Protect LGBTQ+ Employees

Tested Positive for Less Aggressive Strain (Kahului, Maui) – Ceratocystis huliohia, the less aggressive strain of the fungal disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death was recently detected in a single tree on private property in East Maui. The lone ʻōhiʻa tree, 15-20 feet tall and eight-to-ten inches in diameter is located a few feet from a ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Single Tree Detected with Rapid Ohia Death on Maui, July 2, 2019

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued a request for information (RFI) as it seeks an established global meetings, conventions and incentives (MCI) sales and marketing organization based in Hawaii. The company would need to provide a full range of comprehensive sales and marketing management services for the Hawaiian ...
Read More HTA News Release: HTA Issues RFI for Global Meetings, Conventions, and Incentives Program Management Services