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MEDIA ADVISORY What: News conference: Update on county/state response to the current Dengue Fever outbreak Who: Governor David Ige Hawai‘i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Vern Miyagi, Administrator, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii Civil Defense Administrator/Incident Commander When: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Conference Room We ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announces its new Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion — Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP), which will provide training programs to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. This program is a component of DBEDT’s HiSTEP program funded in part through ...
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LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I —  The latest step in the state’s ongoing efforts to restore the Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve on Kaua‘i is to protect the newly out-planted koa trees within the previously burned and logged area, by carrying out an animal control hunt within a designated portion of the forest reserve.  This animal control will ...
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HONOLULU — Applications for a vacant position on the State Commission on Water Resource Management are now being accepted for a new term that will begin July 1, 2016 and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2020.  Applications and resumes should be postmarked no later than Friday, February 26, 2016. The State ...
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Follow-up Ground Surveys Planned (HILO) – Recent aerial surveys of 810,000 acres of Hawaii Island forests showed that a fungal infestation of ohia trees is much greater than earlier thought.  Using a helicopter and specialized survey equipment, surveyors from a collaboration of state, county and federal agencies flew  January 11 – 15, 2016.  Satellite imagery ...
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KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has opened a new boating office at the Kailua Pier, in Kailua-Kona.  DOBOR staff based in this office will manage the day-by-day operation of the Kailua Pier and provide support services for recreational boaters. Office hours are ...
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KAILUA-KONA  —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a combined public information meeting and formal public rulemaking hearing in West Hawai‘i to amend Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”) Title 13, chapter 60.4, to establish the Ka‘ūpūlehu Marine Reserve. The public meeting and hearing will be held at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, ...
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HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife is holding a public hearing to provide the public the opportunity to present comments on proposed changes to government forest reserve lands on the island of Hawaiʻi. The hearing will start at 5:30 pm on Friday, February 12, 2016, at ...
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State Reacts to NOAA Decision (HONOLULU) – NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) has informed the State of Hawaii of its decision to continue the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary as it was first designated by Congress – as a sanctuary to protect humpback whales and their habitat. Each winter, Hawaiian waters ...
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It is with much sadness that I learned of Senator Kahele’s passing. He was a dedicated public servant who spent the last few years working for the good of his beloved community at the Hawai‘i State Legislature. He was a respected and influential leader both in the legislature and in his hometown community of Hilo. ...
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