Press Releases

HONOLULU – Black Band disease was found at nearly half of the reef sites surveyed for the presence of the disease in near-shore waters on Kauai. These are the findings contained in a final report authored by the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB).  Researcher Chris Runyon and her team surveyed 47 coral reef sites ...
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Honolulu, Hawaii — House and Senate conferees today agreed to authorize the Maui Regional System (MRS) of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement with a private entity to transition one or more of its facilities into a new private, nonprofit corporation. Lawmakers amended HB1075, CD1, requiring MRS to re-solicit proposals ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that emergency roadwork on Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa will begin on Wednesday, April 29, to repair a section of the highway. Lane closures will cover approximately one half-mile between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road, fronting the Crouching Lion Inn. Lane closures for preparation ...
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WHO:           Conference Committee on HB1075 House Conferees:  Representatives Belatti/Nakashima/Luke, Co-Chairs; Yamashita, Thielen Senate Conferees:  Senators Green, Chair; Baker/Keith-Agaran/Tokuda, Co-Chairs; Slom WHAT:  The House and Senate will begin Conference Committee meetings onHB1075, which   authorizes the Maui Regional System of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement ...
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HONOLULU – The state attorney general’s office today transferred $12.5 million into the state’s general fund after successfully resolving lawsuits with several national credit card providers for engaging in alleged unfair and deceptive business practices involving Hawaiʻi consumers. In 2012 the state sued credit card providers Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Discover, HSBC, Capital One, ...
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HONOLULU – The State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages Heald College students in Honolulu to obtain their academic, attendance and financial records as soon as possible, and to refer to the school’s website at: cci.edu for specific information about the closure. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the owner of Heald College-Honolulu, announced that it ...
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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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