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HONOLULU– Attorney General Doug Chin today took legal action to protect health care access for Hawaii residents. Attorney General Chin moved to intervene in a lawsuit that undercuts the affordability of health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The motion was led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today confirmed five (5) additional cases of Oahu residents with mumps bringing the total number of cases in 2017 to 47. The recently confirmed cases include children and adults whose infection is linked to other cases on Oahu. None of the cases required hospitalization. The department ...
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On Monday, May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court declined to review the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s challenge to the State’s open primary elections.  This leaves in place the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision from last year upholding the constitutionality of Hawaii’s open primary elections.  The Supreme Court also turned down a similar ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the Honolulu International Airport’s public parking lots during Memorial Day weekend due to an anticipated increase in airline passengers. There are nearly 5,200 parking spaces available to the public at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). During holiday weekends, typically the ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.7 percent, the same as in March.  Statewide, 679,150 were employed and 18,850 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 698,000.  Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was ...
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HONOLULU – State circuit judge Glenn J. Kim sentenced Andrew Patyjewicz today to 18 months jail and five years probation for disseminating and possessing child pornography, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. As a condition of probation, in addition to jail, Patyjewicz must also undergo sex offender treatment, register as a sex offender, have no contact ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), Maui District Health Office, will hold a public informational meeting on rat lungworm disease on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokaʻi from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting will include an opportunity for the public to ask questions. A ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Kona Macadamia Inc., dba Kona Grill, for selling food without a permit after being ordered to close. The company has been fined $5,000 and may request a hearing to contest the notice. On April 29, 2017, Kona ...
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WAIMEA, KAUAI — State and county wildfire fighting crews today continued to work to establish a control perimeter around a fire that is burning between the 800 to 1,500-foot elevation at the western edge of Waimea Canyon, amid grassland and haole koa shrubs. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has 30 personnel on the ...
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WHAT:                 Gov. David Ige to recognize outstanding state employees at the annual Governor’s Awards Ceremony. The governor will honor employees who have been selected as their respective department’s employee, manager, and team of the year. WHO:                    Gov. David Ige, state department leaders and employees WHEN:         ...
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