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HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late former State Senator Duke Takeshi Kawasaki, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on ...
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HILO – Hawaii extended furlough inmate Race Bolner was arrested by Hawaii Police yesterday afternoon in Kona.  He will be returned to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Bolner failed to report for his scheduled check-in in Kona on August 6.  Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense, together with Kauai County Civil Defense Agency will conduct siren testing from Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 24 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at: ·         Wailua Houselots ·         Wailua Golf Course ·         Hanamaulu Beach Park ·         Puhi ...
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The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources reached an understanding with protesters on Mauna Kea to remove a large tent across from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center.  Yesterday officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) posted the tent as an illegal structure.  Today in discussions with DLNR leadership, a protest leader ...
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HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized three Hawai‘i  start-up accelerators from three islands as among the nation’s most innovative. Each receives a $50,000 cash prize as winners of the second annual growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The local winners include Hawai‘i Island’s GVS Transmedia Accelerator, the University of Hawaii’s Honolulu-based XLR8UH and the ...
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(LEHUA ISLAND) – “100% success,” is how a researcher with Island Conservation describes this week’s non-lethal bait experiment on this small island, 17 miles west of Kauai, just off the northern tip of Niihau.  State, federal, and non-profit partners conducted helicopter application of bait that is non-toxic, which they hope will ultimately lead to the ...
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HONOLULU – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Director Catherine Awakuni Colόn was recently selected as an Omidyar Fellow. The Omidyar Fellows program is an intensive, 15-month program originated by Pierre Omidyar and based on global best practices in leadership development. “I am excited that Cat has been selected for this experience,” said Gov. David ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 3.5 percent, down from 3.7 percent in July. The last time the seasonally adjust unemployment rate was at or below 3.5 percent was in March 2008 when it was 3.4 percent. Statewide, ...
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HONOLULU – Committed to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe when on our roadways, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), four county police departments, and child passenger safety advocates will participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week. During Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 13-19) and throughout the year, Hawaii’s child passenger safety technicians are dedicated to helping ...
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POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Army officials are opening the Keamuku Maneuver Area (KMA) for bow hunting, here, September 19-20, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. KMA will be open for bow hunting of goats and pigs only. The bag limit is one pig and one goat per hunter, per day. All hunters must check ...
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