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• Launched ‘Ohana Nui, a multi-generational service approach to help families break the cycle of poverty and initiated the Kupuna Caregivers program to help family caregivers with full-time jobs tap into community resources. • Secured funding for new high-security Hawai‘i State Hospital facility and increased focus on mental health treatment. • Created a statewide opioid ...
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• Hawai‘i rated strong on fiscal management – Moody’s Analytics reported Hawai‘i is one of only 16 states with enough cash reserves to weather the “stress test” of another recession. • Savings earned for more state projects -The governor’s careful management achieved a AA+ bond rating from Standard and Poor’s, resulting in lower borrowing costs ...
Read More Managing better, smarter: Saving dollars and modernizing systems

For Immediate Release: December 27, 2017 HTA Release (17-50) Hawaii Tourism Authority Issues LGBT Travel Studies for Japan, Taiwan Markets HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that two research studies have been issued providing insight on the profiles, preferences and opinions of LGBT travelers from Japan and Taiwan, as it relates to ...
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(HONOLULU, HI) –Hawai‘i State Senator Donna Mercado Kim was recently re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government. “It’s an honor to serve on the Board with these distinguished elected women who ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE – SENATOR DONNA MERCADO KIM INSTALLED AS MEMBER OF NFWL BOARD

Fertile Eggs From Kaua‘i Now Being Raised by Surrogate Parents on O‘ahu (HONOLULU) – Anyone who knows anything about Laysan Albatross knows they are among the most dedicated parents in the animal kingdom. During nesting season, as one parent sits atop an egg, the other one searches for food for their soon-to-hatch chick. This is ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Ka’ena Point Albatross Colony Gets Eggs for Christmas, 12-27-17

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is making appointments to his cabinet to fill the positions left vacant because of two planned retirements. He has also re-appointed the State Procurement Administrator. Gov. Ige is appointing Ryker Wada to serve as interim director, Department of Human Resources Development effective Jan. 1, 2018 following the Dec. 31st retirement ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Governor Ige announces cabinet moves, re-appoints procurement officer

UPDATE: Due to deteriorating weather conditions the whale could only be towed to eight miles offshore. HUMPBACK WHALE CARCASS TOWED 13-MILES OFF SHORE Private Dive Operator Steps in to Conduct the Tow (Haleiwa, O‘ahu) – The badly decomposed carcass of a Humpback whale that nearly washed on shore at Haleiwa on Christmas Day, is in ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Humpback Whale Carcass Towed out to Sea, 12-26-17

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — KAUMUALII HIGHWAY — 1) OMAO (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour lane shifts on Kaumualii Highway (Route 50) in both directions between Maluhia Road and Kahili Road on Wednesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 29, for bridge work. ### ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures KAUAI LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 23 – DEC. 29

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) KAPOLEI Lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Makakilo Drive overpass and the Farrington Highway offramp on Wednesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 29, from 8:30 a.m. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 23 – DEC. 29

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Posted on Dec 22, 2017 in Proclamations