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HONOLULU – First Circuit Chief Judge R. Mark Browning was presented with the 2020 Jurist of the Year Award today by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, at the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Statewide Incentive Awards Ceremony. “Judge Browning has displayed exceptional judicial competence in many different ways” said Chief Justice Recktenwald. “As a probate judge, he ...
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Governor’s Office: State Adds Partner to Trusted Testing Partners List for Inter-County Travel   The State of Hawai‘i has added Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS) to the list of eight other trusted testing partners for inter-county travel. Inter-county passengers arriving in Kauaʻi and Maui counties may bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Oct. 21, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is proud to announce the Kapalama Container Terminal Phase 2 project has been awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure West which will complete the cornerstone project for the Harbors Modernization Plan. The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors history. It will increase operational efficiency, provide ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT HARBORS DIVISION ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR CRITICAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Governor’s Office: Pivot Grant Program Launching to Help Small Businesses During Pandemic    Help is on the way for thousands of small Hawai‘i businesses. At a news briefing today, Gov. David Ige announced that the State of Hawai‘i is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii to launch the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Oct. 20, 2020

(Nānākuli, Oʻahu) – As part of the ongoing Nānākuli Flood Control Channel improvements in Nānākuli, Oʻahu, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, through its contractor Hawaii Engineering Group, will conduct drone surveying on October 21, 2020. The work will last through the end of the week, weather permitting. Residents in the area should anticipate visible ...
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State of Hawaiʻi and Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi launch Business Pivot Grant program HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, today announced the launch of the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The grants will distribute $25M in financial and training support to struggling small businesses in Hawai‘i to help ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Hawaii small businesses to get million in grants to adjust to COVID-19-related marketplace changes

HONOLULU — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami advisory for the Hawaiian Islands effective on October 19, 2020 at 4:38 PM. An earthquake occurred near the South of Alaska with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Based on all available data, a ...
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Governor’s Office: Government, Private-Sector Partnership Double Food Bucks to Help Hawai‘i Families, Local Agriculture The State of Hawai‘i is matching a donation of half a million dollars from a hui of private-sector organizations towards the DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks program. DA BUX doubles the value of  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits spent on locally ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Oct. 19, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health released updated guidance to elementary, middle and high schools today to help school administrators make decisions to safely transition between different models of learning — virtual classes, traditional classroom learning, or a combination of at-home learning and in-person learning. The guidance is available on the Department of Health’s website ...
Read More HAWAI’I DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a fourth emergency proclamation for the County of Kaua‘i, which suffered extensive damage to public property caused by heavy rains and flooding on Mar. 27 and 28 of this year. The County of Kaua‘i continues repair work, restoration, reconstruction, improvement and performance of other work on various properties – ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige extends emergency relief period for Kauai flooding

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