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Governor’s Office: HB 1278/Act 1 Reduces Employer Unemployment Contributions At an afternoon news conference Governor David Ige signed House Bill 1278 which relates to the Unemployment Insurance Contribution Schedule for businesses and non-profit organizations. Before the COVID-19 pandemic the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund had a half billion- dollar reserve. By last June, it was drained, ...
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Flickr Link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUBAjnj HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB 1278 HD1 Relating to Employment Security into law as Act 1 today, setting the employer contribution tax rate at a lower level with Schedule D for 2021 and 2022. The governor signed the measure in response to the unprecedented increase in Hawaii’s unemployment rate due to ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs bill lowering employer contribution tax rate for two years

WHAT: News Conference – Bill Signing HB1278: UI Employer Contribution Tax Rates                     WHEN: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. WHO:                        Governor David Ige DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio Senate President Ron Kouchi Rep. Richard Onishi, chair, Labor & Tourism Committee Owners of Waioli Kitchen & Bakeshop ...
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Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The charts below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. 29 New COVID-19 Cases DOH reports 29 new cases of coronavirus. This report includes cases up until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 1, 2021

HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division issued a Commissioner’s Memorandum encouraging insurers to offer Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant off-marketplace health plans during a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) beginning in Hawaii on March 1 through May 15, 2021. The Commissioner’s Memorandum aligns with President Biden’s January 28, 2021, Executive Order reopening ...
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Journey Through the Universe Week provides a fun and engaging opportunity for students, teachers and the community on the Big Island to explore the stars and skies. Members of the local community have access to an intensive week of programs that include teacher workshops, classroom visits by astronomers and scientists, public lectures and family science ...
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Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is the nation’s 5th leading category of death among young children. SUDC is an important health concern deserving of increased public awareness and research.

Brain injuries can happen anytime, anywhere. In Hawaiʻi alone, thousands of head injuries and brain injuries occur yearly. The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Neurotrauma Program works to build a better system to support survivors and families of stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury here in our communities through education and access to ...
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Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks the central nervous system, potentially causing lifetime disability. Increasing awareness of NMO can promote research, improve proper diagnoses and patient care, and lead to a cure.

Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome are just three of the more common types of trisomy, a genetic disorder in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. For all the individuals and families affected by trisomy, Trisomy Awareness Month helps to raise awareness and allows us opportunities to show our support for ...
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