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  Kaniakapupu Damage Leads to Positive Action (HONOLULU) – Following on its action in February 2015, the operators of the popular tourism and travel website, Exploration Hawaii, have removed information regarding King Kamehameha III’s summer palace, Kaniakapupu, on Oahu. Last year the website was among the first to strip information about the long-closed Sacred Falls ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Responsible social media helps prevent vandalism and destruction

LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park, Kaua‘i on Saturday, July 2. “This year the plum crop is poor and small,” said David Tsuchiya, west side Kauai Parks supervisor. Permits are required to harvest plums at Koke‘e. They will be ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Koke’e plum season opens July 2

What: BILL SIGNING CEREMONIES for the following:             Housing Bills: SB 2561, SB 2566, SB 2833, SB 3077, HB 2293, HB 2305 HB 2350 Relating to Foster Children – Expands opportunities for children in foster care to participate equally with classmates and peers by providing qualified immunity from liability for caregivers ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: June 29, 2016 Bill Signing Ceremonies schedule

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and Office of Consumer Protection Executive Director Stephen Levins will hold a news conference today at Noon at the Department of the Attorney General, 425 Queen Street, Honolulu. The topic of the news conference is the recently announced settlement agreement requiring automaker Volkswagen to initiate corrective action and to ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General Chin and office of consumer protection Executive Director Stephen Levins to hold news conference regarding Volkswagen settlement

Monday, June 27, 2016 We have a water permit process that has not been working. While I have major reservations about HB2501, it does provide time to transition to a process that ensures water is distributed fairly in accordance with the public trust doctrine and that decisions are made in a timely manner. The issues ...
Read More Statement of Gov. David Ige regarding HB2501 Relating to Water Rights

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that nine bills are on the Intent to Veto list. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to give notice to the Legislature by today’s deadline. On July 12, any measure that has not been signed or vetoed by Gov. Ige will become law ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige releases Intent to Veto List

HONOLULU — Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige today commemorated the thirtieth (30th) year anniversary of the establishment of Hawaii’s captive insurance industry. Since enabling legislation was enacted into law on May 29, 1986, Hawaii has positioned itself as a leader in the captive insurance marketplace at the international level. Hawaii is ranked fifth in the ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige highlights thirty years of successful captive insurance in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released two reports today that provides data and analysis on spending patterns of Big Island and Kauai households in 2014. The reports summarizes data obtained through household surveys conducted by DBEDT in 2015 and covers spending in 2014. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT releases data on Big Island and Kauai consumer spending

MAUI — The Department of Public Safety is looking for women interested in becoming correctional officers at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) in Wailuku. Recruitment is now open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) website.  The recruitment period ends on July 25. This recruitment is limited to female applicants.  To qualify, ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Recruitment opens for women interested in becoming correctional officers on Maui

What:            News Conference – Intent to Veto list Who:              Governor David Ige                       When:           Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2pm 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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: News conference – Intent to Veto list