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WHAT: NEWS CONFERENCE: Governor Ige announces support for Hawai‘i DOE’s proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay increases In an effort to tackle Hawai‘i’s teacher shortage, Gov. David Ige, the Hawai‘i State Board of Education (BOE) and the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) are working together to implement bold retention and recruitment strategies. Phase ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – News Conference – Governor announces support for Hawaii DOE’s proposal to tackle teacher shortage

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public of a joint Tsunami Evacuation Exercise taking place at Hilo International Airport (ITO) on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The joint exercise with Hawaii Civil Defense, Hawaii Department of Transportation, schools within the Keaukaha area, and community volunteers will ...
Read More DOT News Release: Hilo International Airport hosts annual tsunami evacuation exercise

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division notifies the public it is replacing the existing PVC height clearance pipes with new steel bars at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The bars are being replaced to help prevent damage to personal vehicles and airport property. The clearance pipes alert a driver ...
Read More DOE News Release: New vehicle height clearance bars to be installed at HNL

HONOLULU — The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alerts System Test MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019

(Honolulu) – A new beach improvement and shoreline stabilization project for Waikīkī Beach is complete. The effort between the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) and the Waikīkī Beach Special Improvement District demonstrates a successful public-private partnership with the district funding half of the project cost and providing logistical and technical support through ...
Read More DLNR News Release – Completion of Waikiki Beach Erosion Control Project, November 29, 2019

HONOLULU – Acting Gov. Josh Green today issued an 11th supplementary emergency proclamation, extending the emergency relief period for last year’s Kaua‘i floods. The proclamation extends authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Emergency proclamation extended for last year’s Kauai floods

HONOLULU – An alligator lizard was found on a Christmas tree in Hilo over the weekend and a green iguana was captured this week in Waimānalo, O`ahu. A Hilo resident was transporting a Christmas tree on the rack of his vehicle over the weekend. When he arrived home, he spotted a large lizard on top ...
Read More HDOA News Release: ALLIGATOR LIZARD FOUND ON CHRISTMAS TREE IN HILO AND IGUANA CAPTURED IN WAIMANALO

B-roll and photos available here. HONOLULU – Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickam Elementary dedicated a new facility today dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a ceremony with excited students, parents and staff.  The new two-story building houses a media center, makerspaces, student support services and the administration office, and is designed to give students state-of-the-art learning resources and space to accomplish ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Hickam Elementary dedicates new Media Center and Makerspace facilities to boost STEM achievement

How do you measure progress? Sometimes it’s marked in headlines, other times with milestones that are under the radar. This issue recaps some major advances by the governor and his team over the past few months in housing, homelessness, infrastructure, sustainability and education. As we head into the holiday season, Governor and Mrs. Ige send ...
Read More Measuring progress in milestones statewide

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