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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed five bills into law Thursday, during bill signing ceremonies at the State Capitol. The bills include: Business Recovery Center: HB 1343 (Act 210) Relating to Public Safety – appropriates funds to establish a Business Recovery Center within the Department of Defense. The bill appropriates $328,000 in state funding, with ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed four bills into law Tuesday, during bill signing ceremonies at the State Capitol. The bills include: HB 207 (Act 169) Relating to Training: Requires certain state councils, boards and commissions to attend a legal training course administered by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2015 HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has informed the Hawai‘i State Legislature of his intent to veto the following bills: HB540 Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System: Extends authority of UH to maintain separate accounting and financial management system HB553  Relating to Collective Bargaining: Allows UH graduate student ...
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Honolulu – Governor David Ige released the following statement about recent incidents on Mauna Kea. “We are a patient people in Hawai‘i. We listen to and understand differing points of view, and we respect the many cultures of this land, especially that of the host culture. I have done my very best to follow this ...
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KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) welcomed current and emerging leaders from around the world this week to discuss alternative energy development on Hawaiian home lands. Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Jobie Masagatani hosted 22 participants from 20 countries, including Brazil, Ghana, India, and Russia. Participants are taking part in the U.S. ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR)approved a rule today to make it illegal to take any species of sea cucumber from Hawaii State waters for the next 120 days.  This is in response to an investigation by officers of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), who confirmed ...
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HONOLULU – Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry under the United States Constitution in a ruling that brings marriage equality to all fifty States. “The State of Hawai‘i filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in these cases. Today’s ruling means that same-sex ...
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Honolulu – Governor David Ige released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court announced its historic decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. “In 1993 Hawai‘i galvanized the national conversation on the right of same-sex couples to marry. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that ‘the arc of the moral universe ...
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The boulders and rock structures that were found on the gravel road leading to the summit of Mauna Kea have been removed. The Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) worked collaboratively with volunteers to ensure the rocks were safely and properly cleared from the roadway. The state continues to assess and monitor the situation to ...
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WAILUKU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW)  invites the  Moloka‘i community and interested parties to an informational meeting concerning a proposed fencing and management project in the Waikolu Valley and Pu‘u Ali‘i Natural Area Reserve areas.  The purpose of the proposed project is to protect the ...
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