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MEDIA ADVISORY What:            News conference – Governor Ige to discuss the Executive Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Biennium 2015-2017  Who:              Gov. David Ige            When:           Monday, December 21 at 2 p.m.  Where:          State Capitol, 5th floor, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ### Media Contact: Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office ...
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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is reminding all ignition interlock permit holders that a new law requires them to have the permit and a valid State of Hawaii identification card in their immediate possession while operating a vehicle equipped with the ignition interlock device.  The new law, Act 40, goes into effect on Jan. ...
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Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death has already killed hundreds of thousands of this native tree in Hawaii Island forests.  This disease is new to science and to Hawaii and thus has prompted state and federal agencies to combine efforts to try and find answers and potential treatments, as well as to inform and educate people about ROD. ...
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HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the opening of the Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area, O‘ahu, to fishing for one year beginning Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Saturday, Dec.31, 2016. The Fisheries Management Area encompasses the near shore waters between the ‘Ewa wall of the Waikiki War Memorial ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) conditionally approved the merger transaction transferring control of Oceanic Time Warner Cable LLC’s (Oceanic) six cable franchises to Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter). Charter provides entertainment and communications services to approximately six million customers in 28 states. Charter and Time Warner ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense, together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing on Tuesday, December 22, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the following location: Waiahole Beach Park Residents nearby may hear the siren ...
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HAWAI‘I ISLAND – Scientists are applauding the efforts of a Hawaii Island resident and an education specialist from the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) for their efforts to transport a 1,300-pound endangered false killer whale from Hawai‘i Island to Oahu. By recovering the whale’s body, researchers are given the opportunity to determine the cause ...
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HONOLULU – Almost every hour of the day in the U.S., a senior is transported to an emergency room because of an injury from a fall. This equates to more than 8,050 falls per year. The toll in human suffering is staggering. Each year, the Fall Prevention Consortium identifies individuals who exhibit unique and passionate ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that beginning Jan. 4, 2016*, the public may apply for a limited purpose instruction permit, limited purpose provisional driver’s license, or a limited purpose driver’s license.  A Limited Purpose credential does not require documentary proof of legal presence and/or proof of a social security number.  The ...
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KAHULUI – ‘Iao Valley State Monument on Maui will be closed from January 11, 2016 through January 22, 2016 for various park improvements, including closures of the two large capacity cesspools in the park that were mandated via a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The cesspools were servicing the park’s comfort station which ...
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