Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige expresses his condolences to the family of the Marine who died in an aviation accident at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimānalo on Sunday. The governor’s thoughts and prayers are also with the Marines and Navy corpsman who were injured aboard the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. “We must also express our ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the season for taking ula and ula papapa (spiny and slipper lobsters) and Kona crabs in state waters is closed this month through the end of August. Hawaii Administrative Rules prohibit the taking, killing, sale or offering for sale, or possession ...
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HONOLULU— The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the moi fishing season is closed beginning Monday, June 1, 2015. State regulations make it unlawful for any person to take, possess, or sell any moi during June, July, and August. “Moi is one of Hawaii’s most significant fish species, from a ...
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HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2015 until sundown, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. Flags will be lowered to honor the men and women who have dedicated their lives to maintaining ...
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HONOLULU – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found the Hawai’i Health Connector (HHC) to be non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year.  The non-compliance included unresolved IT issues, a non-integrated eligibility enrollment system and lack of financial sustainability. CMS contacted the state administration about these issues.  Since February 2015, ...
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Honolulu – When the 55-foot sailing vessel Doubloon broke apart off Mission Beach in Laie, it left a 1/2 mile long path of debris.  Today staff from the DLNR Land Division and Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) used trash cans, rakes, an ATV and sheer manpower to remove several truckloads of wood, plastic ...
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HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Ewa residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Honolulu International Airport. Runway 4R-22L will be closed for airfield maintenance work on Thursday, May 14, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. During this time, flight patterns will ...
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What:     Proclamation ceremony for University of Hawai’i athletes, coaches Where:  Ceremonial Room, Governor’s office When:   Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Governor David Ige will welcome more than 50 student athletes and coaches from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in a special proclamation ceremony this evening at 5:30 in the Governor’s ceremonial room ...
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HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., will join the department as the new Med-QUEST Division (MQD) Administrator.  Dr. Mohr Peterson is a nationally-recognized leader in Medicaid, health care transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation. Dr. Mohr Peterson begins work on July 1, 2015 and ...
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Honolulu, Hawaii — A bill signed into law today by Governor David Ige will make Hawaii the first state in the nation to mandate accommodations for the hearing and visually impaired at movie theatres statewide. HB1272 requires anyone that operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the state to provide open ...
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