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Hawai’i’s clean energy future

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Main

Electricity. We take it for granted until the power goes out. But Governor Ige and others have a bigger vision: They say living in an island community means Hawai‘i can be a leader in renewable energy for the state, the nation and the world — with all of us benefiting from this new technology in ...
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A mile-long lei for Orlando

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Main

    Governor Ige joined hundreds of volunteers on Maui last month to weave a mile-long “Lei of Aloha for Orlando” after the deadly June 12 shooting at Pulse nightclub in which at least 49 people were killed and 53 people were injured. One organizer told NBC News, “Bullets killed those 49 people, (but) love ...
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New state trails website debuts

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 in Main

  Hikers can now find valuable information about sanctioned trails in Hawai‘i, thanks to a revamped mobile, user-friendly website at hawaiitrails.org. Managed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the site provides GPS trailhead directions, length of the trail, activities, photos and hazards. The site was launched by the ...
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At press time, Governor Ige had signed more than 120 bills into law from the 2016 Legislature, with a final approval or veto deadline of July 12. The bills ranged from providing help for Maui residents who have lost their jobs in recent months (HB 2722, HB 2605) to requiring hospitals to explain medical tasks ...
Read More Governor signs bills for job support, health care and more

In 2015, Governor Ige signed into law what has been called the nation’s most aggressive clean energy goal: to generate 100 percent of electricity sales from renewable resources by 2045. This new law marks a turning point for the islands in moving from the most oil-dependent state in the country to one of the greenest. ...
Read More From the Governor: Leading the way in clean energy

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and the United Public Workers union announced today that the parties are discussing settlement of the union’s appeal regarding the transfer of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital to a new Kaiser Permanente entity.  In a second status report filed with the U.S. Court of ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Parties update 9th Circuit Court regarding Maui Hospitals transition

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 2569 (Act 176) which aims to expedite the goals of the Department of Education to cool Hawai‘i’s schools, reduce energy costs, meet Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals and provide public school students with comfortable classrooms where they can learn and thrive. In May, Gov. Ige signed SB ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs measure to expedite cool schools projects, water bill package

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii filed a notice of appeal today of the circuit court’s decision in Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission, Civil No. 07-1-1663-08 JHC, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. In 2007, three beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act sued the State, alleging that the State had inadequately funded the Department of ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General appeals decision regarding Department of Hawaiian Home Lands funding

Early closures for West Hawaii state parks on July 4 HONOLULU  — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks reminds park users that the use of fireworks and alcohol is prohibited in all state parks, at all times. In addition, State Parks division will conduct early closures of three West ...
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HONOLULU – As summer brings to Hawaii increased travel to and from the state, top state and local officials, including Governor Ige and Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho, and Kenoi stood together today to demonstrate a concerted statewide effort to “Fight the Bite” and keep Hawaii free of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The public education campaign ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health relaunches “Fight the Bite” educational campaign about mosquito-borne disease prevention

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