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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige, together with Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto, announced today that the state has kept its promise to put air conditioners in 1,000 classrooms. In his 2016 State-of-the-State address, Gov. Ige said, “Our highest single obligation is to take care of our children” when he announced a program to cool ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Douglas S. Chin announced today the release of the State of Hawaii’s annual Uniform Crime Report, Crime in Hawaii, 2016. The report shows that in Calendar Year 2016, a total of 45,805 Index Crimes* were reported in the State of Hawaii, yielding a rate of 3,206 offenses per 100,000 resident population, ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Crime in Hawai`i at record low level in 2016

Mention state government, and cynics see only bureaucracy. But Gov. David Ige sees the future. He has challenged state departments to modernize, innovate and make government work better for all of us. That includes tackling tough issues with aggressive goals to show results, replacing antiquated systems and saving taxpayer dollars. The goal? Measurable, visible progress ...
Read More From the governor: Delivering on promises for the future

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced two appointments to the Third Circuit Court (Island of Hawaiʻi) as follows:   Henry Taro Nakamoto, 53, District Family Court Judge, Third Circuit, is appointed to the Third Circuit Court (Hilo) to fill the vacancy created by the December 2016 retirement of The Honorable Glenn S. Hara. Judge ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige appoints two Third Circuit Court (Island of Hawaiʻi) judges

Visual Observations Show No Impact to Marine Resources (Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i) – The second scheduled aerial application of a rodenticide to eliminate invasive rats from the State Seabird Sanctuary on Lehua Island was successfully completed today.  As with the first helicopter application on August 23rd, this second application began at first light and was complete in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Second application of rodenticide on Lehua Island complete

HONOLULU – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act does not require identification of a particular school for delivery of special education services within a student’s individualized education program in every instance, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. According to the opinion, parents of an Oahu special ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Ninth Circuit rules in state’s favor in case under the federal individuals with Disabilities Education Act

WHAT:   News conference to announce completion of state’s promise to cool 1,000 classrooms WHO:             Governor David Ige Superintendent Christina Kishimoto Tala Ealim, Senior, Nānākuli High School Board of Education Chair Lance Mizumoto (invited) Key legislators (invited)  WHEN: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1 p.m. WHERE:  Nānākuli High School, Building M Parking located in front of ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) and the County of Maui today announced the settlement of a complaint alleging the denial of a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability. The no-fault settlement provides for review of the County of Maui’s non-discrimination policy by the HCRC, with revisions as deemed necessary, non-discrimination ...
Read More DLIR NEWS RELEASE: State Civil Rights Commission settles disability discrimination case with the county of Maui

What: Monthly Siren Test Who: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency When: September 1, 2017   HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System using the Attention Alert Signal “Steady tone”, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, September 1, ...
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No issue has galvanized the community more than homelessness — with the governor’s homelessness coordinator Scott Morishige and his team leading the charge. For the first time in eight years, the latest Point in Time count of Hawai‘i’s homeless population showed a 9 percent overall decrease compared to the same time last year, with Hawai‘i, ...
Read More Progress on homelessness: First statewide decrease in 8 years

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