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HONOLULU, HAWAII – Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki today joined a group of 18 state attorneys general to stop the Trump Administration from arbitrarily blocking immigrants who seek asylum from domestic violence or gang terrorism in their home countries. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ...
Read More Attorney General News Release 2018-50 Hawaii Attorney General Joins 18-State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration Effort To Deny Asylum To Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence

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Posted on Oct 1, 2018 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii and Goa, India, signed an agreement to enter into a sister-state relationship today. Gov. David Y. Ige, signed a historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, which is Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India. The Director of Art and Culture, Gurudas Pilarnekar, signed ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: NEW SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAII AND GOA, INDIA (photo attached)

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 29 – OCT. 5 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for MONDAY, October 1, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this monthly test, all warning ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test, Monday October 1, 2018

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 28 – SEPT. 30 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to address the impacts of Hurricane Lane has been granted. The disaster declaration covers floods, wildfires and other disasters that occurred because of the hurricane between Aug. 22-29, 2018. The Declaration means the state will receive support from the Public Assistance Grant Program for ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige secures Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following comments on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for the month of August and year-to-date. “Although both visitor spending and arrivals increased in August compared to a year ago, we expected better results for this peak travel month. Hurricane Lane ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 1.4 Percent to .41 Billion in August 2018

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS TOP 20 JOBS IN HAWAII HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report on Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii. Retail Sales Workers topped the list at 42,445 workers in 2016, which accounted for 5.9 percent of Hawaii’s civilian workforce; followed by Food and Beverage Serving Workers ...
Read More DBEDT: NEWS RELEASE: NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS TOP 20 JOBS IN HAWAII

17 States Join to Stop Trump Administration’s Effort to Roll Back Contraceptive Coverage HAWAII — Attorney General Russell Suzuki joined a coalition of 17 Attorneys General led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in filing an amicus brief to support a lawsuit by Massachusetts challenging the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a requirement under ...
Read More Attorney General News Release 2018-48 HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS COALITION SUPPORTING AMICUS BRIEF TO MAINTAIN WOMEN’S HEALTH COVERAGE