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When you’re homeless or on the verge of being on the streets, where can you turn for help? Although several agencies offer services, there has been no one place in the state to call for emergency aid. That is about to change, thanks to a new partnership announced recently by Governor Ige. The state Department ...
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Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation as a preventive measure against mosquito-borne illnesses that include dengue fever and Zika. This follows the recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to open its emergency operations center at Level 1 to prepare for and mitigate the Zika risk. “There have been ...
Read More State mobilizes to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses

Waipahu High teacher wins Milken award

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in Main

Michael Sana, chairman of Waipahu High School’s science department, has received Hawai‘i’s 2015-16 Milken Educator Award for his leadership in inspiring students.”Mr. Sana’s work at Waipahu High has been truly exceptional and raised expectations of what is possible in high school science programs,” said Governor Ige. Sana is the only educator in the state certified ...
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An innovative plan to cool our schools

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in Main

In your State of the State address, you set an ambitious goal of cooling 1,000 public school classrooms — using energy-efficient means and a “green energy” fund — by the end of this year.  How did that plan come about? For the sake of our children and teachers, I felt strongly that we needed to ...
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Capitol Connection March 2016

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in Main

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is finalizing repair plans for the section of Kamehameha Highway near Kaaawa that suffered damage due to high surf action on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The repair work will begin Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and is expected to be complete within a week. To expedite repairs, crews ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Repairs to Begin on Damaged Area of Kamehameha Highway Near Kaaawa

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced today that a favorable court decision issued earlier permits HDOT to pursue virtually all of its claims against consulting firm Ciber, Inc. arising out of a failed project to upgrade the computer accounting systems in HDOT’s Highways Division. In its decision, dated February 15, 2016, the ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Court Ruling Permits HDOT to Pursue Fraud Claims Against Ciber, Inc. for Botching Software Implementation Project and Submitting False Invoices

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today launched a new radio public service announcement (PSA) that focuses on an overlooked area of motor vehicle injuries – unbuckled back seat passengers. The original locally-produced radio spot is the first of its kind in the nation that emphasizes the importance of protecting backseat passengers ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Department of Health Launches New “Every Seat Every Time” Radio Message

Rare Diseases Day

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Proclamations

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