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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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Constitution Week 2015

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in Proclamations

HONOLULU — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Advisory for the State of Hawaii effective at 3:24 p.m. based on an 8.3 moment magnitude earthquake off the coast of Central Chile. A Tsunami Advisory is issued when the threat of a tsunami may produce strong currents or waves dangerous to those ...
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