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HONOLULU – With the annual Merrie Monarch Festival just around the corner, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging both residents and travelers to take extra precautions to stay away from and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes while they are in Hilo for the event. Although the number of locally-acquired dengue fever cases ...
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World TB Day 2016

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 in Proclamations

What:  Proclamation ceremony to honor the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine basketball teams  Who:              Gov. David Ige Sen. Brian Taniguchi, Senate Higher Education committee chair Rep. Isaac Choy, House Higher Education committee chair UH Athletics Director David Matlin UH Rainbow Warriors Basketball Head Coach Eran Ganot UH Rainbow Wahine Basketball Head Coach Laura ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Proclamation ceremony to honor the UH Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine basketball teams

HONOLULU – State circuit judge Edwin C. Nacino yesterday dismissed a legal challenge to the State of Hawaii’s ability to retain ten percent of the county surcharge to the general excise tax to fund rail transit, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced. In October of 2015, the Tax Foundation of Hawaii (“Tax Foundation”) sued the ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Court dismisses legal challenge to state administrative costs for county surcharge to fund rail transit

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued a Notice and Finding of Violation and Order against Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S). HC&S operates a sugar cane refinery and plantation at Puunene on Maui, and was cited for agricultural burning permit violations that occurred in May, June and ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health cites Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company for agricultural burn permit violations

HONOLULU – For-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) will significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices, and forgive approximately $183,865.00 in loans for approximately 181 former Hawaii students, through an agreement with Attorney General Doug Chin and a group of state attorneys general. EDMC, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, operates 110 schools in 32 states ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: For-profit college company to change practices and forgive Hawaii student loans through consent judgment

HONOLULU – Today a Hawaii Island grand jury indicted Hawaii County Mayor William P. Kenoi for two counts of felony theft, two additional counts of misdemeanor theft, three counts of tampering with a government record and one count of false swearing.  The charges arose from alleged conduct taking place from 2011 through 2015 while Mayor ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highway Safety Staff received special recognition from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their ongoing efforts to make Hawaii’s roadways a safer place. In a recent letter, NHTSA Region 9 Administrator Christopher Murphy commended Highway Safety Coordinator Lee Nagano and her staff and highlighted their ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT highway safety recognized for traffic safety efforts

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor victims of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium