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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 Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The steady ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. Ige is currently traveling in Japan. He issued this statement regarding the Board of Education’s announcement that it will discuss starting the search process for a public schools superintendent: Superintendent Matayoshi has ably guided Hawai‘i’s public education system during her tenure. We have an opportunity to move to a more school-initiated, innovative ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor’s statement on BOE search for public schools superintendent

  WHAT:  National Disability Employment Awareness Month: State of Hawai‘i departments will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month and the signing of agreements across state government that will increase opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities. The program will include: Governor’s proclamation on Disability Employment Awareness Month Keynote speaker Patricia Morrissey, Director, ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that a jury yesterday found Mary Jane Delgado Ponce guilty of theft in the second degree, a class C felony, for obtaining thousands of dollars in food benefits from the state of Hawaii by deception. From April 1, 2010 through April 30, 2014, Ponce, also known as Mary ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Oahu jury finds prior welfare fraud offender guilty of felony theft in food benefits scam

Industries of Focus Include Healthcare, Culinary, Construction, and Hospitality HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced it was awarded $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand its registered apprenticeship programs by partnering with high-growth businesses and industries to train and produce skilled workers. DLIR will ...
Read More DLIR NEWS RELEASE: State awarded .5 million apprenticeship grant

HONOLULU —  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui proclaimed the month of October “Farm to School Month.”  Stakeholders from the community, including the Ulupono Initiative, The Kohala Center, Jack Johnson’s Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and Department of Agriculture attended the proclamation presentation held this morning at the State Capitol. Farm to School ...
Read More LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: Acting governor proclaims October Farm to School Month

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) and the Real Estate Branch (REB) are encouraging more than 19,000 Hawaii licensed real estate professionals to renew their licenses online at MyPVL (https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl). On-time renewals are being accepted online until midnight on December 31, 2016.  Submit renewal by ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Real estate professionals are urged to renew early and renew online at MyPVL

HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) reminds businesses to file their annual business reports. Annual reports due in quarter four (October – December) can now be filed online at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals and must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST) December 31, 2016. Accepted forms of payment ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Fourth quarter Hawaii annual business reports due

LIHU‘E – School children from Island School helped release five fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) and one Leach’s Storm-petrel yesterday as part of the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event.  The event was organized by the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) and the Save Our ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: School children help release rescued shearwaters

Suppose someone asked you to dream — to dream big, to envision your ideal community. What would it include? More affordable housing? More parks and better schools? More services close to home? That’s what Gov. Ige and the state Office of Planning is asking residents to do as part of his Kalihi 21st Century initiative. ...
Read More Kalihi 21st Century: Public meetings to plan a ‘smart growth’ future