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HONOLULU – Jamye Windsor, age 40, has been charged with one felony theft count for improperly receiving more than $50,000 in state funds from Waianae Community Outreach, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. “This set of charges against Ms. Windsor follows charges that were previously filed against the former executive director, Sophina Placencia and former program ...
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HONOLULU — On Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 a.m., Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) and its partners are encouraging the public to “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” and participate in the statewide Great Hawaii ShakeOut earthquake drill. Join millions of people worldwide who have already registered online for this year’s ShakeOut. The internationally recognized earthquake ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Great Hawaii Shakeout earthquake drill to take place statewide, October 15

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) arranged for the safe tow of the 77-foot fishing vessel, Judy K, from Pier 16 in Honolulu Harbor to Honolulu Marine Shipyard in Kewalo Basin on Monday. It was removed from the water and placed in dry dock today. Due to structural damage the vessel will be ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Submerged vessel removed from Honolulu Harbor, commercial pier returned to full service

KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) proposed rule on procedures for re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community protects the rights of our Hawaiian Homes beneficiaries and is a very important proposal for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), beneficiaries, and the native Hawaiian community. The DHHL is carefully ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: Statement on U.S. Department of the Interior proposal for re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with the native Hawaiian community

HONOLULU –  As part of the Ige Administration’s effort to move state government toward a more efficient “paperless” environment, the Office of the Governor will begin using electronic signatures and will be processing all documents electronically, starting Oct. 1, 2015. The governor’s office has instructed departments to submit documents using an electronic routing form template. Signed ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor’s office goes paperless

Honolulu, Hawaii — Rep. Chris Lee (Kailua, Waimanalo) was among 50 Democratic state lawmakers from around the country to meet with President Barack Obama today at the White House. The President urged the lawmakers to adopt his domestic economic agenda at the state level because he doesn’t expect Congress to take much action for the ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Kailua lawmaker meets with President Obama on nation’s economic agenda

HONOLULU – Recognizing the State of Hawaii’s vital role in identifying, protecting and responding to cyber threats, Gov. David Y. Ige has proclaimed October “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in Hawaii. Hawaii’s observance coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, recognized by President Barack Obama and various public and private sector agencies to encourage all citizens ...
Read More OIMT NEWS RELEASE: October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month

What:            Governor’s Awards Ceremony – Gov. David Ige will recognize outstanding state employees When:           Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Where:          Hawai‘i State Capitol, House Chamber State employees who will be recognized have been selected as employee, manager and/or team of the year by their respective departments. This year, 17 team ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige to recognize outstanding state employees

The State of Hawaii has recovered $53.1 million in general excise taxes, penalties and interest from online travel companies (the “companies”) including Travelocity.Com, LLP, Expedia, Inc., Orbitz, LLC, and Priceline.Com, LLP from tax litigation that began in 2011. Attorney General Doug Chin said “Online travel companies derive substantial profits from the sale of hotel rooms, ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Final judgments entered against online travel companies for .1 million in general excise tax

HONOLULU —   A rock fall today has resulted in closure of the ‘Aiea Loop Trail in Keaiwa Heiau State Recreational Area.  No one was hurt.   DLNR’s Division of State Parks has posted trail closed signs at both ends of the popular loop trail.   The location of the land slide and rock fall ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Rockfall closes Aiea Loop Trail today