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HILO – Natasha Catriz, a felon with multiple convictions, self-surrendered to police today in Hilo for tax, theft and computer fraud violations following a joint operation in Hawaii by Special Agents from the Department of Taxation and Hawaii County Police Officers. Natasha Catriz was charged on August 7, 2018 in Circuit Court with violating one ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: Big Island Felon Arrested for Tax Violations

Map WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY – Collaboration and response to Hurricane Lane, the Kīlauea eruption and the April floods. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will receive operational briefings from state and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials on recovery efforts for Hurricane Lane, the Kilauea eruption and the April floods. Gov. David Ige and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Media Availability with Gov. David Ige and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — response to Hurricane Lane, Kilauea Eruption, April floods

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the five main airports across the state during the Labor Day weekend due to an anticipated increase in airline passengers or a reduction in available parking spaces. Two improvement projects at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) have ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT alerts travelers of limited parking at Hawaii’s airports during Labor Day weekend

Washington Place Movie Night

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Main

A rare opportunity to spend an evening at Washington Place and learn more about Queen Lili‘uokalani will be the focus of two Sunday fundraising events, Sept. 30 and Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The events are sponsored by the Washington Place Foundation, with proceeds going to support its work. The evening will include ...
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From real progress on affordable housing to airport modernization, a new state hospital facility, a long-awaited Hawai‘i island highway, and new projects such as free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the islands, the Ige administration is committed to creating change for the better. The governor says, “These changes prove we can move forward as a community ...
Read More From the governor: Creating lasting change for Hawai’i

              After days of Hurricane Lane anxiety, Hawai‘i was more than ready to celebrate and welcome home the Honolulu team that won the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday. And what a welcome it was: cheering crowds, glowing praise from Governor David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and ...
Read More Hawai’i’s Little League World Champions return home to cheering crowds

From free unlimited Wi-Fi to more retail and restaurant space and renovated restrooms, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is in the midst of a transformation as the state’s busiest airline hub. Wi-Fi upgrades and other major improvements are also underway for airports on the neighbor islands. The Wi-Fi is available through Boingo Wireless, which ...
Read More Transforming Hawai’i’s airports for a better experience

Big changes — and better affordable housing options — are coming to Kalihi. That’s the vision of Hakim Ouansafi, the executive director of the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority.  His vision changes what he calls a “failed formula” of putting poor people together in one run-down building. Instead, Ouansafi, his staff and consultants have developed plans ...
Read More Housing progress: On the threshold of change at HPHA

So what does it take to build more affordable housing for Hawai‘i?  By several accounts, it’s taken a governor sitting down with developers, affordable housing advocates and state housing agency leaders — all in one room — and acting on their advice to produce more units faster. From the start of his administration, Governor Ige ...
Read More Beyond a field of dreams: Making affordables real

Governor Ige, Department of Health (DOH) officials and area legislators broke ground last month for a long-awaited 144-bed psychiatric facility at Hawai‘i State Hospital for forensic patients sent there by the court system. In 2016, the Legislature supported the governor’s urgent request to build a modern facility that addressed the over-crowded patient conditions. “We’re well ...
Read More Breaking ground for mental health