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HONOLULU – At the request of Sen. President Ron Kouchi, Rep. James Tokioka and Councilmember Derek Kawakami – all representing Kaua‘i – Gov. David Ige has directed the state Department of Taxation to provide relief for Kaua‘i residents affected by the devastating floods and landslides. This includes an extension to file Hawai‘i state tax returns ...
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  Barbara Bush will be remembered as a strong, feisty, unpretentious woman who championed literacy and civil rights while first lady of the United States of America. She was also a beloved maternal figure who was dedicated to her husband and children and who upheld the highest of family values. — Governor David Y. Ige ...
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  (HONOLULU) – Had it been something other than a sharp fishing knife perhaps the video would have been endearing? A Hawaiian monk seal pup named Manu‘iwa recently weaned from its mother on a Hawai‘i Island beach. Staff from Ke Kai Ola, a hospital operated by The Marine Mammal Center at Kailua-Kona and officers from ...
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(HONOLULU) – An estimated 25 people elected to be airlifted out of the Kalalau area of the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park yesterday. They’d been stranded there since last weekend’s record-breaking rain storm that cut off road access from the trail head back to Hanalei and other Kaua‘i locales. A helicopter pilot who participated in ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 ‘ALALĀ CONTINUES TO THRIVE IN NATIVE HABITAT Conservationists Begin Study to Analyze Vocalizations of Hawaiian Crows (Volcano, Hawai‘i) –The eleven young ‘Alalā living in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Island of Hawai‘i continue to thrive, showing increased natural behaviors, foraging on native plants, and even challenging ...
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  HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of March 2018 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii. These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also Maui County Democratic Party chair from 2013 to 2017. In addition, Hashimoto is the owner of TNH ...
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For photos click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho, and military and county emergency crews took a helicopter tour of the devastated areas of the North Shore aboard a Hawai‘i National Guard Black Hawk Helicopter Monday morning. The governor and mayor flew over heavily damaged regions in the Hanalei District – ...
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LIHUE, HI – All residents and visitors on Kauai are advised to stay out of flood waters and limit exposure. Heavy rains have caused storm water runoff throughout Kauai, leading to widespread flooding producing large areas of standing water. Coastal waters have also been affected and a brown water advisory remains in effect until further ...
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(LIHUE) – The record-breaking rain storm on Kaua‘i last weekend has resulted in the DLNR Division of State Parks closing the following Garden Island parks: Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Ha’ena State Park, Polihale State Park and portions of Wailua River State Park. Currently there are an estimated 30 campers stranded in the Kalalau section ...
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