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$13,037 in Penalties Assessed for Worker Misclassification HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced it has assessed Tradewind Plastering and Drywall, Inc. a total of $143,000. $130,367 is for wages owed to construction workers, with $13,037 added for penalties. Tradewind Plastering and Drywall, Inc. was a subcontractor of ...
Read More DLIR NEWS RELEASE: State recovers 0,367 in prevailing wages

More affordable housing for Kona

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Main

The Ige administration’s push for more affordable rental housing took a major step forward on Hawai‘i Island with the blessing of Kamakana Villages at Keahuolu in Kailua-Kona last month. The $52 million project will provide 170 homes for families and seniors in two separate developments. “Kamakana Villages is an important part of my administration’s focus ...
Read More More affordable housing for Kona

Math teacher Sung Man Park has been coaching winning students at Washington Middle School since 2009. Now it’s his turn to be honored as the 2017 State Teacher of the Year. He will go on to represent Hawai‘i in the national teacher competition in April. Park was praised for his dedication to each student’s success ...
Read More Hawai’i’s top teachers honored at Washington Place

We’ve probably all been there — fighting traffic gridlock, avoiding potholes and wondering what the state Department of Transportation (HDOT) is doing about our roads. The answer is they’re doing plenty, despite a shrinking revenue stream and rising construction and maintenance costs. Highways Division deputy director Ed Sniffen says the department is working hard to ...
Read More Stretching highway dollars to meet demands

  It was a day for celebrating at a ceremony last month as dozens of families chose Hawaiian homestead lots in the Kaka‘ina subdivision in Waimānalo. The 44 lots are part of the most recent Department of Hawaiian Home Lands project. A sister subdivision finished last summer is also home to 45 Native Hawaiian families. ...
Read More Native Hawaiian families pick DHHL lots for new homes

Traffic relief. More vibrant communities. Transit-oriented development (TOD) and affordable housing. The Ige administration is tackling these issues and getting people involved at a grassroots planning level. In this issue, Governor Ige talks about transportation challenges, future funding and their connection to community planning. Q. Why did you launch the Kalihi 21st Century initiative? A.  ...
Read More From the Governor: Creating more livable communities

Paint Hawaii Purple Week

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Proclamations

Justice Architecture Week

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Proclamations

  Kalaeloa, Hawaii -The Hawaii Army National Guard’s newest unit has received three HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. The Blackhawks were offloaded from a C-17 transport at the Kalaeloa Airfield today. They will be assembled on-site and operate out of Wheeler Army Air Field until a new facility at Kalaeloa is completed. Detachment 1, Company G, 1st ...
Read More HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Army National Guard receives new MEDEVAC helicopters

HONOLULU — State of Hawai‘i departments are coming together to increase opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities. The agreement was announced during a ceremony today that also celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the success of employees, employers, and training programs that have brought down barriers to employment for people ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Coordinated state efforts aim to increase employment for people with disabilities

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