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 HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu. 18 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT) and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state. BCT is a 9-week training that ...
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(MOLOKINI) – When the Keolahou arrives at Molokini Crater, three miles off Maui’s south coast, more than a dozen commercial tour boats are already moored. The Keolahou is a DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) research vessel. Yesterday it carried five researchers to Molokini to continue, what has been so far, a three-year-long coral bleaching ...
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HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Big Island motorists of a 24-hour lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in the Hilo-bound direction between Old Mamalahoa Highway and Jardine Road for slope stabilization.  The emergency lane closure is due to a rockslide that shut the lane down on Tuesday morning, Oct. ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health has ordered and witnessed the destruction of approximately 5,000 pounds of Thai basil grown at Wong Hon Hin Inc.’s Farm in Waianae. The ordered destruction came as a result of pesticide residue violations at the farm. Health inspectors were notified on Sept. 23, that routine screening samples ...
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Honolulu, Hawaii – Lawmakers are calling on students to amp up their brain power and share bright ideas to make Hawaii a renewable energy leader in the second annual Hawaii: Next 50 Contest. All Hawaii students in grades 4 -12 are invited to create an essay, poster or video submission that answers the question, “Over ...
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(HONOLULU) – Curt Cottrell, a 25-year-long employee of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, has been chosen as the next Administrator for the DLNR Division of State Parks.  He replaces Dan Quinn, another veteran manager, who recently retired. DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case said, “Curt’s selection to lead State Parks capitalizes on a long list ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has issued a red “closed” placard to Paalaa Kai Bakery located at 66-945 Kaukonahua Road in Waialua. A red placard is used for food establishments that pose an imminent health hazard to the community. The bakery’s permit to operate has been temporarily suspended until ...
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HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) reminds businesses to file their annual business renewal reports. Renewals due in the fourth quarter (October – December) are now available online at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals and must be filed with BREG by Dec. 31, 2015, at midnight (HST). Accepted forms of ...
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Ige will also celebrate 30th anniversary of sister-state relationships HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling to Okinawa Prefecture in Japan and Guangdong Province in China between October 6 and 14. The state recognizes that Hawai‘i’s prosperity and security are intertwined with the Asia-Pacific region and it must rebalance its resources and investments toward Asia ...
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