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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has tapped Linda Chu Takayama to serve as interim director of the Department of Taxation (DOTAX) in the wake of the resignation of Maria Zielinski. Takayama has served as the director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) since April 2015. She will assume her new position on ...
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HONOLULU – In anticipation of a presidential proclamation recognizing National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of ...
Read More Flags to be lowered to half-staff in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 6, 2017 WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY – Gov. David Ige will comment/take questions on: The resignation of the Maria Zielinski as director of the Department of Taxation The Western Governors’ Association Conference in Phoenix, AZ Meetings with bond rating agencies in New York and San Francisco   WHO: Governor David Ige                                            WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Commissioner of Securities issued a Preliminary Order to Cease and Desist and Notice of Right to Request a Hearing against NATHAN MCCOTTER for violating state securities laws. The order asserts that in 2011, McCotter induced a Hawaii investor, whom he met at a Christian conference ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Securities Commissioner Issues a Cease and Desist Order Against Nathan McCotter

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is advising the public not to eat fish and shellfish caught in the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Fuel Pier and Marina Area. Fish from the area may contain unsafe levels of harmful chemicals. Higher risk groups such as pregnant women, nursing mothers, women who ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH issues fish and shellfish advisory for Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Fuel Pier and Marina

(HONOLULU) – Nine employees of the Coca-Cola Company based in Hawai‘i played hooky from work today. They volunteered on behalf of the Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) by hiking up a trail on the west side of the mountain range in order to plant native koa. This was a continuation of The Coca-Cola Company’s nationwide ...
Read More DLNR News Release: Coca-Cola Company Volunteers Continue Commitment to Watershed Protection, Dec. 5, 2017

Photo Attached HONOLULU – In honor of the 20th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between Hawaii and Hiroshima, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce created a new program in partnership with the Hiroshima Prefecture Government and the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). The Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program was created ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: NEW HAWAII-HIROSHIMA EMERGING YOUNG BUSINESS LEADERS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS EXPANSION OF SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP

Water is safe to drink HONOLULU – During routine sampling of drinking water systems, the Hawaii State Department of Health found minute amounts of dalapon in the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply’s Keei Well A and Keei Well B. The chemical was detected for the first time in the Keei Well A tank in ...
Read More DOH News Release: Trace levels of organic chemical found in South Kona water sources

Honolulu – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Commissioner of Securities wants to remind the public to remain vigilant and beware of illegal pyramid investment schemes. In its purest form, a pyramid investment scheme is a plan or program in which people invest in the right to offer the investment to others. What ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: DCCA WARNS PUBLIC TO BEWARE OF ILLEGAL PYRAMID INVESTMENT SCHEMES

Findings do not represent a health threat HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the presence of an organic chemical contaminant, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), in a reservoir tank used in the Kauai Department of Water (DOW) Kekaha-Waimea Drinking Water System. DOH has determined drinking water served to the public from the ...
Read More DOH News Release: Organic chemical found in Kauai water tank