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HONOLULU – Nine people, including three couples and three single adults left their encampments along the H-1 corridor and Nimitz Highway and were placed into shelter at Next Step and to permanent housing. The placements occurred as part of a coordinated outreach and cleanup effort conducted by the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, Hawaii Department of Transportation ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS: Nine people move to shelter and housing following H-1 and Nimitz cleanup efforts

What: Monthly Siren Test Who: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency When: August 1, 2017 HONOLULU — The state’s monthly test of the statewide outdoor warning siren system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren and emergency alert system test

KIHEI, MAUI   — A construction project to pave and make drainage improvements to the Kihei Boat Launch Ramp will begin on Monday July 31, 2017. The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will be resurfacing asphalt pavement from the boat ramp access at S. Kihei Road and around ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Kihei Boat Ramp paving and drainage improvements project expected to begin July 31

Public invited to comment HONOLULU – The State Environmental Council has released a preliminary draft of revisions to the state environmental impact statement (EIS) administrative rules. The rules were last updated in 1996, although an exemption for acquiring land for affordable housing was added in 2007. “This is a major milestone for us. The Environmental ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: State environmental council updating EIS rules

HONOLULU – In a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, Attorney General Doug Chin today led a coalition of 19 attorneys general expressing their opposition to the President’s ban on transgender people serving in the Armed Forces. The letter was joined by attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General Doug Chin leads coalition urging congress to protect transgender service members

It’s a new era in many ways for Hawai‘i’s public schools: a new superintendent, a new four-year teachers’ contract and a new school year with cooler classrooms on several islands. This issue focuses on how the governor, the Board of Education (BOE) and our new schools superintendent are working together to improve achievement for all ...
Read More From the governor: Launching a new era for Hawai‘i schools

The Department of Education (DOE) is making good on the governor’s promise of cooler schools for this new school year. “We expect to have the 1,000 classrooms cooled by the end of August,” Governor Ige said. The $100 million appropriated by the 2016 state Legislature has funded equipment and installation costs for air conditioning and ...
Read More DOE on track to reach goal of cooling 1,000 classrooms

A new four-year contract overwhelmingly ratified by Hawai‘i’s 13,500 public school teachers was signed last month by the governor, the teachers’ union, and Board of Education members in ceremonies at the state Capitol. “I’m excited that this contract positions us to focus on the most important things over the next four years,” said the governor. ...
Read More New teachers’ contract focuses on future; HSTA gives governor an ‘A’

If being a new schools superintendent is a tough job, then the next toughest may be serving as chair of the board that hired her. That was First Hawaiian Bank executive vice president Lance Mizumoto’s task less than two years into his term at the Board of Education (BOE). Now, as the new school year ...
Read More From the BOE: Making student achievement a statewide priority