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In the past two months, Governor Ige has joined with legislators and advocates to sign into law dozens of bills that affect virtually every segment of the community, including measures that advance the governor’s major initiatives in housing and homelessness, sustainability and education. The signing ceremonies represent the culmination of often years of work by ...
Read More New laws to move forward on state’s key issues

We’ve all heard the advice about two-week supply kits, family emergency plans and prepping for possible hurricane damage. But how many of us are taking the advice seriously? As the head of Hawai‘i’s Emergency Management Agency, Tom Travis worries about that as much as the next hurricane or tsunami alert. “The foundation on which emergency ...
Read More HI-EMA urges residents to prepare, stay vigilant

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I • The governor also signed three bills supporting various UH programs: HB 1547 (Act 264), appropriating $4 million for UH Mānoa and UH Hilo student athletes, operations and team travel. HB654 (Act 265) funds UH Cancer Center research on the high incidence of liver and bile duct cancer in Hawai‘i. SB1418 (Act ...
Read More Support for UH programs, new stadium development

The rich history and personal stories connected to Washington Place — the home of Queen Lili‘uokalani, Hawai‘i’s last reigning monarch, and several governors — will come alive in a new 21st century way starting this month. An app that can be downloaded on SmartPhones and iPads will help people interact with history in the palms ...
Read More Students help history come alive at Washington Place

Hawai‘i’s Department of Human Services (DHS) director Pankaj Bhanot has received national recognition for bringing a multigenerational approach to state services. Bhanot was named the Outstanding Member of the Year by the American Public Human Services Association. Bhanot has risen through the ranks of DHS and has dedicated his 20-year career to making life better ...
Read More Bhanot earns national honors

Registration has begun for Hawai‘i LifeSmarts, a free program that prepares students to become smart, savvy consumers. Students in grades 6-12 compete in five key areas: personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology and consumer rights and responsibilities. The junior varsity competition for grades 6-8, which is entirely online, opens Oct. 21 and closes ...
Read More DCCA’s LifeSmarts looking for teams

Current director Linda Chu Takayama to take chief of staff position in Ige Administration August 1 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Rona Suzuki as interim director of the state Department of Taxation (DOTAX). Suzuki has served as a senior executive assistant at DOTAX, managing the $60 million Tax System Modernization (TSM) program which ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — Governor Ige appoints interim director of Tax Department

Motorists should expect delays, alternating traffic control between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the travelling public of the installation of temporary traffic signals at the intersection of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly Saddle Road) and Mauna Kea Access Road. Work to ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Temporary traffic signals to be installed at intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Mauna Kea Access Road

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   JADE T. BUTAY DIRECTOR For Immediate Release: July 26, 2019 19-0373   OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 27 – AUG. 2   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds motorists that beginning on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, the Pali Highway access hours will be extended to the following:   Sundays through Fridays (closed on Saturday and State Holidays). Honolulu-bound AM contraflow: 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kailua/Kaneohe bound PM access: 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Reminder: Pali Highway access hours will change August 1