Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Friday, as a preventive measure against mosquito borne illnesses that include dengue fever and Zika. This follows the recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to open its emergency operations center at Level 1 to prepare for and mitigate the Zika risk. ...
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What:  News conference: New information on mosquito borne illnesses prompts Governor Ige to take preventive measures to protect residents, guests across the state Who:             Governor Ige Virginia Pressler, director, Department of Health George Szigeti, president and CEO, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority   When:           Friday, February 12th at 2 p.m. Where:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Merton Chinen to lead the Office of Youth Services (OYS). OYS is administratively attached to the Department of Human Services. Chinen has worked at the Department of Human Services for more than 25 years. He served in the Child Welfare Services Branch for 13 years as an assistant ...
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Settlement to Provide Restitution for Consumers that Used MoneyGram to Make Fraud Induced Transfers HONOLULU – Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection, today announced a settlement with Dallas based MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used MoneyGram’s wire transfer ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report.  In the Economic Outlook section of the report, DBEDT keeps Hawaii economic growth rates unchanged from the previous forecast with Hawaii Gross Domestic Product growth at 2.3 percent in 2016 and 2.4 percent in 2017.  ...
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Large, Native Corals Being Grown Using Fast-Growth Protocol (HONOLULU) – In one corner of the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center on Oahu’s Sand Island, a modest collection of buildings has become home to the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Coral Restoration Nursery. Part neonatal intensive care unit and part bank for Hawaii’s native corals, the ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor this December, has appointed retired Navy Adm. Thomas B. Fargo to lead a Blue Ribbon Committee to define and orchestrate our state’s remembrance of this momentous event.  This year’s commemoration will be guided by the ...
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Architectural surveys to be a part of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act HONOLULU —  Hawaii’s towns and landscapes are changing rapidly. The era of the sugar plantations is coming to a close. The once numerous crack seed, shave ice, and mom and pop stores on small town streets are giving way ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is postponing planned lane closures on Kamehameha Highway along Oahu’s North Shore in anticipation of thousands of people venturing to Waimea Bay to watch the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf tournament. Previously planned utility installation, repairs and lane striping work will be postponed Wednesday, Feb. ...
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HONOLULU – Three O‘ahu residences have been added to the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Places by the  Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board. Compromised of experts including historians, architects, sociologists, cultural specialists, and archaeologists, the Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board currently has 9 members. The following residences were entered onto the register: The Roy and Virginia ...
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