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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) reached a settlement agreement yesterday with the Haleiwa Beach House restaurant for a violation of the terms of the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) signed by both parties on June 7, 2016. The restaurant has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for relocating five chairs from ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health fines Haleiwa Beach House restaurant ,000 for violating consent order

WAILUKU, MAUI – Gov. David Ige signed HB 2722 and HB 2605 into law today, supporting Maui residents who have been displaced or who have lost their jobs as a result of recent layoffs. Earlier this year, about 2,800 workers on Maui were notified that they were either losing their jobs or potentially losing their ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs bills that support unemployed residents on Maui

HONOLULU – The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is sponsoring the third annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 5 p.m., at Iolani School. “Makers of all ages will be displaying their work,” said Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO of HTDC. “More than 1000 attendees and participants are expected ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Third annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire to showcase invention and creativity in Hawaii

HONOLULU – A federal judge in California this week dismissed on jurisdictional grounds a lawsuit brought by a California resident over a 2014 incident at the Honolulu International Airport, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. Justin Ngo was waiting in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line at the Honolulu Airport while children behind him were playing ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Angry passenger’s lawsuit against Honolulu airport dismissed

HONOLULU – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued an order allowing transition activities between the State and Kaiser to resume at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community Hospital. Two days ago, Governor David Ige and the United Public Workers (UPW) union filed a status report with the ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: 9th Circuit Court allows transition activities to resume at 3 Maui hospitals

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking new projects for the Hawaiʻi Forest Legacy Program that will protect important working forest lands from the threat of conversion to non-forest uses. The Forest Legacy Program, administrated through DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is accepting applications for conservation acquisition assistance through ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Hawai’i Forest Legacy Program accepting applications for conservation acquisition assistance

HONOLULU – Gov.  David Ige today signed into law HB 2252 (ACT 69) that will require hospitals to adopt and maintain written discharge policies that are consistent with recent updates to federal regulations. The new law requires hospitals to explain and demonstrate medical and nursing tasks required of family caregivers once the patient returns home ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs CARE Act, other bills into law

HONOLULU —  In order to expand Bowhunter Education certification options in Hawaii, the Hawaii Hunter Education Program within the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, will begin offering Hawaii residents an online Bowhunter Education course, beginning on July 1, 2016. This course is approved by the National Bowhunter Education ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Bowhunter education certification now available online

Education & Community Service Now Possible Penalties HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Governor David Ige today signed Senate Bill 2453 authorizing alternative sentencing for aquatic violations. The new law provides clear legal authority to judges, allowing them to more effectively tailor sentences when aquatics statutes are violated.  The bill covers most regulations under the jurisdiction of the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs bill providing options for marine resource violations

HONOLULU –  Attorney General Doug Chin and the United Public Workers union today filed a status report in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as required by a prior court order in United Public Workers v. Ige.  The report states that the parties are having productive conversations regarding a possible resolution and that Governor Ige ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Joint status report asks 9th Circuit to allow transition activities to resume at 3 Maui hospitals