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Software solutions tackling state challenges involving homelessness and jail facility visitation took top honors at the Hawai‘i Annual Code Challenge (HACC) awards ceremony Sept. 24. The winners were picked from more than 200 coders and innovators who answered the call to develop software applications for real needs involving state departments.  Gov. David Ige, who served ...
Read More Winners Named at Hawai’i Annual Code Challenge

Governor Ige and about 180 volunteers spent a Saturday recently in a heat abatement service project at two West O‘ahu schools. The group included members of the governor’s cabinet and staff, the state departments of education and defense and others to help keep overall costs down. Funded by Hawaii 3R’s and the DOE’s facilities maintenance ...
Read More State volunteers cool schools with ‘sweat equity’

A year ago, some 300 people were living in tents in Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park — many with small children. Today, the population has dwindled to about 50 as state agencies and community partners worked together to get people off the streets and into housing. This teamwork has also  produced the state’s new Family Assessment Center — ...
Read More New Kaka’ako center offers hope to homeless families

When you live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, food security takes on a whole new meaning. Currently, about 85 percent of the food we consume locally has to be imported from outside Hawai‘i. The state’s goal is to double local food production by 2020 — transitioning from sugar and pineapple to diversified crops ...
Read More Grow local, buy local drives ag department’s goals; New biosecurity plan hearings

For 10 days last month, Hawai‘i was at the center of global attention as more than 10,000 participants from 192 countries met at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to discuss how to move the planet from “a tipping point to a turning point,” with the link between island culture and the natural world at the ...
Read More IUCN’s legacy and the work ahead: ‘One canoe, one island, one planet’

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The steady ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren and emergency alert system test

WHAT: Community Connection – public forum with Governor David Ige on MAUI WHO:                        Gov. David Ige Directors or representatives from: Department of Transportation Department of Land & Natural Resources Department of Agriculture Department of Health The Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness  WHEN:                      Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 5:00 p.m.      Registration 5:30 p.m.      Program 6:00 p.m.      Breakout ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Connection – Public Forum with Gov. Ige on Maui

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is notifying the public of lead contamination mitigation work being performed below and in the vicinity of the Hakalau Bridge in Hawaii County. Initial tests discovered lead in the soil around the base of the bridge structure that exceeded allowable levels. Additional soil testing will determine the ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Area beneath two Hawaii bridges being tested for lead contamination

  HONOLULU – Waiawa Correctional Facility inmate Kurt Lopes was reported missing from a headcount at about 9 p.m.  State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police were immediately notified.  How he escaped is under investigation. 30 year-old Lopes is classified as a minimum custody. He is 5’7”, weighs 195 lbs. and has brown hair and brown eyes.  ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Sheriffs, HPD search for missing Waiawa Correctional Facility inmate

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that the Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii county police departments successfully inventoried their untested sexual assault evidence collection kits and that the state of Hawaii had received a $2 million grant to assist with testing these kits. Act 207 (H.B. 1907), passed this year by the state legislature and ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Progress made regarding untested sexual assault kits in Hawaii as counties complete inventory and state gets million grant

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