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Honolulu – Gov. David Ige met with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday, June 15 (Tuesday, June 16 in Japan), his first day of meetings in Tokyo, Japan. Gov. Ige and Chief of Staff Mike McCartney also met with executives at Hitachi Ltd., IBM Japan and Amuse, Inc., a Japanese management, production and publication ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige meets with Japan Prime Minister Abe, corporations, in effort to boost economic development in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU — State Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy today issued the following statement in recognition of eHawaii.gov being named “Best in Class” winner in the Interactive Media Awards’ government category. For the second consecutive year, the award singles out Hawaii.gov, the official website of the Aloha State, among government sites across the nation. Nacapuy ...
Read More OIMT NEWS RELEASE: State CIO Congratulates eHawaii.gov Team on Latest National Honor

Honolulu – Gov. David Ige is meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, travel industry partners, corporations and businesses today, his first full day in Tokyo, Japan. The governor is in Japan to promote and expand travel to the Hawaiian Islands and to discuss the possible pre-clearance of flights from Japan to Hawai‘i and the ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige begins first round of meetings in Tokyo

HONOLULU– The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists of a planned traffic signal outage at the intersection of Lumiaina Street and Kamehameha Highway on Tuesday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews will install new traffic signals and introduce a new lane configuration which is part of the Lumiaina Street Traffic ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: PLANNED TRAFFIC SIGNAL OUTAGE AT LUMIAINA STREET-KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY INTERSECTION

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks will close the upper Makapu’u lookout and adjacent areas starting June 17, 2015.  The lower lookout facing Makapu`u will be kept open for park visitors.  The upper lookout will be replaced in the same location and work in the adjacent areas ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: PROJECT UPDATE: DLNR TO CLOSE THE SUMMIT LOOKOUT AREA FOR CONTINUED REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MAKAPU‘U POINT LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL (ROAD)

Honolulu — Gov. David Ige will be traveling to Japan to meet with government officials and members of the travel industry to promote and expand travel from Japan to the Hawaiian Islands. Japan is the number one international market for Hawai‘i with 18 daily flights to the Hawaiian Islands that bring in 1.5 million visitors ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige will visit Japan to promote travel to Hawaiian Islands, honor enduring cultural, economic ties

What:  Bill signing ceremonies for the following: HB 1140 on cesspools: Provides temporary income tax credit for the cost of upgrading or converting a qualified cesspool to a septic system or an aerobic treatment unit system or connecting to a sewer system. SB 284 on Turtle Bay: Assures nearly 664 acres of undeveloped shoreline lands ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: June 12 bill signing ceremonies

Honolulu – Nearly 11,000 people have viewed the on-line video, Sacred Falls-Don’t Risk Your  Life, a Fine, or Jail, since it was released by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources in February 2015.  Several popular on-line and social media travel and attractions sites now feature a link to the video and voluntarily removed ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: SACRED FALLS WARNING VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE ON LOCATION

Wailuku, Maui – Gov. David Ige today signed into law House Bill 1075, which authorizes the Maui Region of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into negotiations for a public-private operational and management agreement, subject to approval by the Governor, the HHSC and the Maui Region Board of Directors. Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs Maui healthcare reform bill

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) won an International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for its “AlertMe” services. The award was presented to Hawaii at the 38th Annual IACA conference, which was held in Savannah, GA from May 17-21, 2015, where a select panel ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Business Registration Division Wins IACA Merit Award for “AlertMe” Services