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Full-Scale Exercise to Test Disaster Response Readiness HONOLULU — On Thursday, April 28, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) full-scale, multi-agency exercise to practice procedures designed to allow for rapid distribution of medications to the public during a large-scale emergency or disaster. The U.S. Centers for Disease ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Department of Health seeks volunteers to simulate mass distribution of medications to the public

HONOLULU –- The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has commissioned a paving project at Ke‘ehi Small Boat Harbor in Honolulu. The paving will be carried out in three phases. Now underway is phase one of the paving project, which began Saturday, April 9, 2016. It will encompass the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Roadways at Ke’ehi small boat harbor to be paved

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division celebrated the start of construction on the new Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport, Friday, April 15, 2016. The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction to build a beautiful and functional facility that will enhance the customer experience for those traveling to and ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Construction begins on new earth friendly facility at Kahului Airport

(HONOLULU) – Today the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) issued an order directing Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., and East Maui Irrigation Company, Ltd. (collectively A&B) to commence the environmental review process in support of A&B’s application for a lease of water from the license areas of Honomanu, Keana, Huelo and Nahiku. Within ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Alexander & Baldwin to commence environmental review process

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today that examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014.  The department’s Research and Economic Analysis Division created the report. The “Non-English Speaking Population in Hawaii” report looks at ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT releases report on non-English speaking population in Hawaii

HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) reminds businesses to file their annual business reports. Annual reports due in quarter two (April – June) can now be filed online at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals. The reports must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST) June 30, 2016. Accepted forms of ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Second quarter Hawaii annual business reports due

(Through March 2016) 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 March 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the formation of the Governor’s Team on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law calls for the most significant reduction in federal authority over public education in decades. The law returns authority to the 50 states to set the direction for their own public schools. The ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: New federal education law prompts governor to form team to develop Blueprint for Hawai‘i’s Education

What: News conference on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): The formation of the Governor’s ESSA Team to set the Blueprint for Hawai‘i’s Education  Who: Governor David Ige Lance Mizumoto, Board of Education chairperson Darrel Galera, chair, Governor’s ESSA Team                               When: ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: News conference on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

HONOLULU — City & County lifeguards’ newest tool for saving lives is now stationed at Kewalo Basin Harbor.  The 21-foot Guardian Boston Whaler rescue boat can carry up to nine people at a time, including five patients lying flat on backboards.  The boat is capable of carrying out large scale rescues and towing other vessels, ...
Read More HCDA NEWS RELEASE: Rescue boat arrives in Kewalo Basin Harbor