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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige returned from a successful and productive trip to Japan and China on Oct. 14. The governor and Mrs. Ige traveled with a delegation from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) to promote economic development, renewable energy cooperation and international student exchange. While ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige returns from successful business, diplomatic mission to Japan, China

HONOLULU — More than 240,000 people across the state took a moment to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The Great Hawaii ShakeOut earthquake drill occurred at 10:15 a.m. as part of a larger international campaign for earthquake education and preparedness. Spearheaded locally by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) and its partners, thousands who registered ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Thousands participate in The Great Hawaii ShakeOut earthquake drill

What:            Governor Ige will report on his trip to Japan, China to promote economic development, energy cooperation, education Who:              Gov. David Ige When:           Thursday, October 15th at 1pm Where:         State Capitol, 5th floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ### Media Contacts: Jodi ...
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LIHU’E – Seven fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) were released by school children from two Kauai schools this week as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event.  This is the eighth year the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our Shearwaters ...
Read More Joint DLNR/KESRP/SOS News and video release-8th Annual Release of ‘A’o on Kauai

Honolulu, Hawaii — Representative Lynn DeCoite (East Maui, Molokai, Lanai) and leaders from the Hawaii State House of Representatives held a Lawmakers Listen session at the Haiku Community Center last night where they heard a wide range of concerns from residents in the area. Members of the community were invited to share their questions and ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Lawmakers listen community meeting draws large attendance in Haiku

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), Professional and Vocational License Division (PVL) adds a new “e-File Upload” feature to the online Insurance Certificate Submittal System. This feature allows insurance agents to electronically submit contractor (CT) and pest control operator (PCO) general liability and workers compensation insurance certificate information online at ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State adds e-file feature to Insurance Certificate Submittal System

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health’s (DOH) annual Stop Flu at School program begins today and will continue in more than 300 public, private, and charter schools statewide through Nov. 25, 2015. This is the ninth year for the voluntary program, which administers free flu vaccinations to Hawaii students, kindergarten through eighth grade, enrolled ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Stop flu at school vaccination clinics start today

(Hanalei, Kauai) – Kauai taro farmer Rodney Haraguchi can’t wait until the Hanalei Stream Bank Restoration Project is finished in the next two months.  For almost 20 years, he and nine other farmers who have loi on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge have experienced diminished water flows from the Hanalei ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hanalei Stream Bank restoration project nears completion

HONOLULU —   The ‘Aiea Loop Trail in Keaiwa Heiau State Recreational Area was reopened today, following a landslide that had caused the trail to be closed on September 29. A DLNR State Parks crew from Napali Coast State Wilderness Park was brought over due to their experience and ability to work safely on a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Aiea Loop Trail reopens following repairs

(HONOLULU) – Governor Ige’s office today announced that Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) improved the outlook on its rating of State of Hawaii general obligation (G.O.) bonds from stable to positive. The positive change and rating assignment of Aa2 to an upcoming estimated $750 million bond sale recognizes the restoration of state reserves and proactive measures ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: State’s Bond Outlook improves rating, paving way for Ige administration’s first General Obligation Bond sale