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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against SAFEWAY, INC. (Safeway) for failure to submit payments and reports required of beverage distributors by the state’s deposit beverage container law. Safeway was delinquent for the monthly reporting period of Aug. 1-31, 2016. Hawaii Revised Statutes §342G-105 ...
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People and Passion Combine to Prevent Species Extinction (Honolulu) – The latest DLNR & You television special, The Endangered Forest Birds of Hawai‘i, documents the efforts of dozens of organizations and hundreds of people across the state to halt the extinction of critically endangered forest birds. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “We hope this show ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health’s (DOH) annual Stop Flu at School program begins today, and will continue in more than 240 public, private, and charter schools statewide through Feb. 28, 2017. This marks the 10th year for the voluntary program, which administers free flu vaccinations to Hawaii students in kindergarten through eighth grade ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige yesterday promised to reshape the Department of Education to support the dreams and aspirations of each student in remarks he made at the 3rd Annual Hawai‘i School Empowerment Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The conference was sponsored by the Education Institute of Hawai‘i, a non-profit organization committed to improving ...
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No Sign of Whale Carcass in Several Days (Kahului, Maui) – Shoreline access to the ocean at the ‘Ahihi Kina’u Natural Area Reserve on Maui is again open.  Access was restricted for nearly two weeks after a Humpback whale carcass washed onto shore on December 30, 2016. Whale carcasses often attract sharks into near-shore waters. ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Karen S. S. Ahn. Ahn retired in June 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on January 12, 2017 after careful evaluation and investigation ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancy created by the retirement of former Circuit Judge Steven S. Alm. Alm retired in August 2016. The commission submitted the list of nominees to the governor on Jan. 12, after careful evaluation and investigation into the ...
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Robert Farrell to lead conservation enforcement across Hawai’i  (Honolulu) – DLNR Chair Suzanne Case has announced that Robert Farrell begins work on Jan. 17, 2017 as the new Enforcement Chief for the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).  Case said, “We are fortunate to have a leader who has extensive conservation enforcement experience ...
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HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige announced the state Department of Human Services will award contracts to 33 homeless shelters. Funding will total $13,000,000 for 12 months. The new contracts require shelters to focus on outcome measures such as the number of people they will permanently house over the coming year. The results of the competitive ...
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Joins state, NOAA, Fish & Wildlife Service HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the U.S. Secretaries of Interior and Commerce have signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. It is the largest, contiguous, fully protected conservation area in the ...
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