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HONOLULU Governor David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Health today unveiled the security features for a new, $140 million, state-of-the-art Hawai‘i State Hospital building to enhance the safety of patients, employees and the community. The multi-story, 144-bed forensic psychiatric facility will be built on the upper campus of Hawai‘i State Hospital in Kaneohe, replacing ...
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  WAILUKU, MAUI – Renovation of the Maui District Health Office (MDHO) at the Wailuku State Office Building, located at 54 S. High St., is continuing with the second phase of work to take place May 28 – Aug. 3. As Phase I of the renovation is completed, the Sanitation Program, which moved temporarily to ...
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Honolulu – Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to the Kilauea lava flow on Hawai‘i Island. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Tuesday, May 15 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier ...
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  The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection on behalf of the State of Hawai‘i today announced a settlement with Takata Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings, Inc. (Takata) over the State’s claims that Takata engaged in unlawful practices in connection with the marketing and sale of its dangerous airbags ...
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Event: Gov. David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Health will provide an update on the progress of the $140 million, state-of-the-art Hawai‘i State Hospital forensic building that is being designed to enhance the safety of patients, employees and the community. Description: The news conference will unveil the unique features planned for the new 144-bed ...
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  HONOLULU — The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted on May 11, 2018 to approve administrative fines against Henry K. Pomroy, Bill A. Fujimoto, and Ho‘okupu Fish Company, LLC, regarding instances of illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawai‘i Island. Pomroy was issued a criminal citation for violation of Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, ...
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Shot Sheet-ROD Surveys Take on Added Urgency, May 15, 2018 Suspect Trees Will Have Additional Sampling (HONOLULU) – A team from the O‘ahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) conducted part of a regularly planned aerial sketch mapping mission over the southern Ko‘olau Mountains today. Their mission was cut short due to bad weather but they hope ...
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  HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has identified a case of mumps in a Maui resident who reportedly traveled to Oahu. Oahu continues to see developing cases of mumps infection since the outbreak began more than one year ago. However, the last case of mumps identified on Maui was in November 2017. ...
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  DCCA DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (Through April 2018) HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of April 2018 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii. These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon ...
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  DOH Stroke Awareness Health Fair Flyer Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability and the fifth most common cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC HONOLULU – In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Developmental Disabilities Division, through its Neurotrauma Supports program, ...
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