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  HONOLULU – The Commissioner of Financial Institutions, Iris Ikeda, presented considerations for banks and other financial institutions when dealing with marijuana related businesses at the Hawaii State Bar Association Convention on Oct. 23, 2015. “The approval for licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries presents an upcoming challenge for banks,” said Commissioner Ikeda. “Before authorized dispensaries ...
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HILO – The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, is now accepting applications for vacant seats on the Laupāhoehoe Advisory Council (LAC) and the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Advisory Council (PAC) on Hawai‘i island. Laupāhoehoe Advisory Council members are ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Applications sought for DLNR Forestry and Wildlife Hawai‘i Island advisory council positions

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense, together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing on Tuesday, October 27, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations: Kapolei Golf Course, Kapolei University of Hawaii – West ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the entire new lane on the H-1 Freeway Pearl City Viaduct from Waimalu to Waikele is now open for use. The new lane begins at the Waimalu/Pearl City offramp (Exit 10) to beyond the H1/H2 split. The two and a half miles of ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: New lane on the Pearl City viaduct open, shoulder lane available for evening commute

HONOLULU – Land conservation history was made today as Turtle Bay Resort and a collaboration of entities led by the State of Hawai‘i, completed an agreement to preserve in perpetuity almost 630 acres of open space along O‘ahu’s North Shore coastline. The transaction was recorded in the State’s Bureau of Conveyances as Escrow No. 210-15066667. ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Historic conservation agreement forever preserves North Shore coastline

Catherine Deneuve Day

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in Proclamations

WATCH EVENT: https://youtu.be/wzz-V_rLdmI What: Gov. David Ige and members of his cabinet and staff will hold the first in a series of community forums to be scheduled throughout the state. The first forum is being co-sponsored by Windward Community College’s student government and Ka ‘Ohana, WCC’s student newspaper. The program includes remarks by Gov. Ige, who will ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Ige, cabinet kick off series of community forums

HONOLULU — “Full operating capability” has been achieved on shared infrastructure designed by State of Hawai‘i and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) engineering professionals to provide robust and survivable communication links and facilities throughout Hawai‘i. The ANUENUE Interisland Digital Microwave Network consists of high-capacity microwave links, radio towers, and facility buildings that interconnect and support the ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: State, Coast Guard partnership completes statewide safety network ANUENUE Interisland Digital Microwave Network in full operation

HONOLULU – The state begins negotiations with Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i today, October 22, 2015, for the provision of health care services at Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation’s (HHSC) Maui Region facilities. They include Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC), Kula Hospital and Lāna‘i Community Hospital. State Comptroller and Director of the Department of Accounting and General Services ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: State begins negotiations with Kaiser Permanente on management of Maui Region health care facilities

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) is partnering with SMS Research to conduct a phone survey to gather data on housing supply and demand. The phone survey began the week of October 19 and will be taken over the next 3 months. “The 2015 Hawaii Housing Planning Study is designed to ...
Read More HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NEWS RELEASE: 2015 Housing planning study gathering data