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Honolulu, Hawaii – House and Senate conferees met today to continue negotiations on a final version of HB500, the state budget bill. The conferees opened discussion on the state budget earlier this week on Tuesday, April 21st. They will continue meeting to iron out the differences between the two versions through May 1, the deadline ...
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HONOLULU – Claus Z. Hansen, owner of Affordable Casket and Moanalua Mortuary in Mapunapuna, was arrested today for theft and money laundering charges after an Oʻahu grand jury returned an indictment against him, Attorney General Doug Chin announced today. The indictment alleges Hansen stole more than $85,000 from the state funeral payments program, which defrays ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Health applauds Governor Ige, members of the legislature, and partners statewide for passing and signing Act 19 (HB 940), which restricts the use of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, in all locations where smoking is illegal. Act 19 upholds the protections created by Hawaii’s very successful Smoke-Free Workplace and Public ...
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HONOLULU – At the invitation of the President and First Lady of the United States, Governor and Mrs. Ige will represent the State of Hawai’i at a White House State Dinner honoring the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. President Obama and Prime Minister Abe will recognize ...
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Date:   Saturday, May 9, 2015 Time:  Gates open at 3:30 pm   (Reservations required) Performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Gates close at 6:00 pm Governor David Ige, Hawaiʻi’s First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the Washington Place Foundation invite you to Springtime at Washington Place on Saturday, May 9, 2015. ...
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KAILUA-KONA – The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) announced today that it has signed long-term leases with Hawaii Kai Technologies and Forever Oceans.  In addition, EnKon Hawaii LLC has recently begun manufacturing operations converting resin into preforms for the beverage industry throughout the State. “I am pleased that NELHA is building momentum in ...
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Honolulu- Governor David Ige announced today that the House and Senate have agreed to his request to take to conference HB 1075, SD2 on Maui healthcare reform. “We are committed to moving a bill forward that provides us with the best opportunity for a public/private partnership and healthcare reform on Maui,” said Governor Ige.   “We ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages the 14,000 HMSA members who may be affected by a cyber attack against Premera Blue Cross in Washington state to visit www.premeraupdate.com for more information. The security breach may affect consumers who sought treatment in Washington or Alaska. Members may decide to take ...
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Honolulu, Hawaii – House and Senate conferees met today to begin negotiations on a final version of HB500, the state budget bill. Earlier, the House Finance Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee crafted their respective versions of the budget. They will continue meeting to iron out the differences between the two versions through ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, launched the Piers 12 and 15 Improvements Project at Honolulu Harbor with a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today.  This project involves the relocation of the Clean Islands Council (CIC) and Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) vessels from Pier 35 to Piers 12 and 15 which will ...
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