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Climate change has been declared by the Hawaii State Legislature as one of the most critical challenges of this century. It poses both urgent and long-term threats to the State’s economy, sustainability, security, and way of life. In 2014 the legislature passed Act 83 which directs the adoption of a statewide climate adaptation report by ...
Read More DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawai’i Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee Begins Work

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Legislature identified climate change as one of the most urgent and long-term threats to the State’s economy, sustainability, security and way of life over the next century.  In 2014 it passed Act 83 in order to address the effects of climate change.  Act 83 also established the Interagency Climate Adaptation ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hawai’i climate change adaptation committee begins work

World Clubfoot Day

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The American Lung Association today presented the 2015 Breathe Easy Champion Mauli Ola Award to Dr. Virginia Pressler, director of the Hawai‘i Department of Health. Dr. Pressler was honored for her significant efforts to improve the health and lives of people in Hawai‘i, strong commitment to community, innovative thinking, compassion for those in ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor congratulates Dr. Virginia Pressler, recipient of the 2015 Breathe Easy Champion Mauli Ola Award

HONOLULU – State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito today issued the following statement regarding HMSA’s request filed with the Insurance Division to raise premiums for individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans for 2016: “This is the highest premium increase ever requested by HMSA. The requested increase for an average of 49.1 percent for the ACA ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Insurance Commissioner’s Statement on HMSA’s Request to Raise Premiums for Individual ACA Health Plans almost 50 percent

HONOLULU –  I thank the University of Hawai’i for taking this initial step to improve the stewardship of Mauna Kea.  I look forward to working together to make this plan a reality.  Now comes the hard work as we move forward toward a new future for Mauna Kea. – Governor David Ige —— Media Contacts: ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor’s statement on UH implementation plan for Mauna Kea

National reunification month

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Proclamations

Immigrant Heritage Month

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Proclamations