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What:  BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following: Water Bills: SB 2645         Relating to Water Audits HB 1749        Relating to Water Management HB 2029        Relating to Water Infrastructure Loans HB 2040        Relating to Water Security HB 2077        Relating to Hydroelectric Power SB 2217         Relating to Agriculture (East Kauai Water Users’ Cooperative) SB ...
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HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii has selected CherryRoad Technologies Inc. to modernize payroll and time and attendance systems to provide greater functionality and efficiencies in serving more than 75,000 full- and part-time employees statewide. “The current payroll and time and attendance system was built more than 40 years ago and has become very difficult ...
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What:  Governor Ige and the Mayors of Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Counties will announce a new statewide public education campaign to build awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and their threat to Hawaii. The state and counties will also announce the state’s planning efforts to prevent, prepare, and protect Hawaii from mosquito-borne disease outbreaks this summer ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige, Mayors and State Directors announce statewide Zika education and response plans

Gorak currently serves as chief counsel to PUC HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of attorney Thomas Gorak to the Public Utilities Commission. Since 2013, Gorak has worked closely with the PUC as its chief counsel, serving as chief legal and regulatory advisor. Gorak has practiced law since 1977, specializing in public utility ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor appoints Thomas Gorak to Public Utilities Commission

HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 (FTZ9) division today. The “Hawaii FTZ9: 50 Years and Beyond” event showcased 50 commemorative photos to highlight the 50 years of operations in the State of Hawaii. As part of the celebration, participants ...
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What:            News Conference – Announcement of Public Utilities Commission appointment Who:              Governor David Ige When:           Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:30pm Where:          State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s website. ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, July 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The steady ...
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KAHULUI — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is proud to announce that the Design-Build contract for the Lahaina Bypass 1B-2 phase, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), has been awarded to Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI. The awarded contract amount of $38.6 million includes ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT awards contract for the Lahaina bypass 1B-2 phase project

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (June 28, 2016) — Local service members are scheduled to conduct various training here in July that may be heard by surrounding communities. For the community’s awareness, the training is as follows. Please note, all training dates are subject to change based on environmental and other factors: June • June 29-30: Marine ...
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Volkswagen Required to Repurchase or Fix Falsely-Marketed Diesel Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms; Attorneys General Nationwide Obtain More Than $570 Million in Civil Penalties  HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and Office of Consumer Protection (“OCP”) Executive Director Stephen Levins today announced a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General and Office of Consumer Protection announce compensation for Hawaii consumers under settlements with Volkswagen over emissions fraud