Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony and luncheon held at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu. 23 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT). BCT is an 8 week training that includes 440 hours of classroom time and physical training.  Recruits ...
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Kailua-Kona – Heavy usage of Hawaii Island’s Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay. Proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four ...
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HONOLULU- 23 Adult Corrections Officer Recruits will be graduating after an extensive 8 weeks of training.  These new ACOs will be added to the Corrections Division to work in facilities across the state. What: Basic Corrections Training (BCT) Graduation When: Friday, April 17 11 a.m. Where: Pagoda Restaurant, 1525 Rycroft Street, Honolulu Who: Public Safety ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss upcoming repairs to Kamehameha Highway in the vicinity of the Crouching Lion Inn in Kaaawa.  The meeting will include a presentation of the proposed construction alternatives being considered, which includes nighttime and weekend work to minimize the construction duration.  HDOT ...
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HONOLULU — At the direction of President of the United States, the national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff through sun down April 15, 2015 as a day of remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln. Flags across the United States are flying at half-staff Wednesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham ...
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HONOLULU – The state House of Representatives passed today nearly 150 Senate measures dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. Among the most significant bills passed by the House were SB1028 that attempts to harmonize the requirements ...
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Hilo, Hawaii — Today, Governor David Ige announced, while in Hilo, that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) team has informed him it will postpone construction until Monday, April 20, 2015. “I thank TMT for its willingness to be respectful and sensitive to all of Hawai‘i – its special people, its sense of place and its ...
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HONOLULU — Governor David Ige this afternoon signed a proclamation authorizing the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to begin emergency highway repair work on Kamehameha Highway in Kaʻaʻawa between the Makaua Village condominium and the Crouching Lion Inn. These repairs will include restoration of the highway foundation and pavement surface and stabilization of an adjacent ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) to inform Hawaii homeowners to contact a free government certified housing counsellor if they face the possibility of foreclosure. The :30 second PSA will air on local television stations, beginning April 13.  The spot is aimed ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced his nominations to lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the Office of Information Management and Technology. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Linda Chu Takayama has been tapped to lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. She is currently the executive ...
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