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HONOLULU — The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on every island.  The recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage and will end on Friday, January 29 at midnight. To qualify, applicants must meet all of the requirements listed on DRHD’s ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Adult Correction Officer Recruitment Opens Statewide

Open meeting offers public chance to comment on Real Estate Commission programs, consultations by appointment offer in-person real estate and condominium expertise. HONOLULU – The Real Estate Commission will convene its standing committee meetings at the REALTORS® Association of Maui office on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Real estate licensees, government officials, members of the condominium ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Real Estate Commission Meetings and Consultations to Take Place on Maui January 13

HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has tallied community votes for the representatives who will serve on the Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee.  DOBOR is establishing a community advisory committee for Maunalua Bay ocean users as a forum to provide input on the regulation ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR announces representatives for Maunalua Bay ocean recreation advisory committee

HONOLULU – The State Tax Department is pleased to announce that Jaysen Morikami has been selected as the new Taxpayer Advocate.  Mr.Morikami has worked to resolve both taxpayers and tax practitioners’ problems the past eleven years in the Department’s Taxpayer Services Section. The Taxpayer Advocate helps taxpayers where: Taxpayers who have unresolved State tax problems ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: New taxpayer advocate gives taxpayers a helping hand

HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is investigating the deaths of three Laysan albatross and numerous destroyed nests in the Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve. Thanks to a report made by a concerned citizen on Monday, an officer from DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, accompanied by the natural area ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR investigating dead and missing albatross, destroyed nests and eggs in Kaena Point natural area reserve

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 one (January – March) will be available online Jan. 4, 2016, at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals and must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST), March 31, 2016. Accepted forms ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: First quarter Hawaii annual business reports due

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Dec. 30, 2015) -The U.S. Army in Hawaii has enacted a policy effective Jan. 1, 2016, that complies with the new Hawaii state smoking law. The new state law raises the minimum age to purchase, possess or consume a tobacco product from 18 to 21 years of age. The law also makes it illegal to sell ...
Read More USAG NEWS RELEASE: Army to comply with Hawaii tobacco law

HONOLULU–The Department of Taxation announced today the successful implementation of the first of five rollouts planned for the Tax System Modernization Program. The first rollout went into operation ahead of schedule and within budget. Three IT systems that were old, unreliable and costly to maintain were replaced with modern scanning and mail-opening equipment that will ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: Tax system transformation on track to reduce return delays and save state money

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that Kianna Ah Lee Sam has been charged with theft in the first degree. Ms. Sam, who is forty years old, allegedly received public assistance benefits to which she was not entitled. The Attorney General alleges that between November 1, 2007 and November 30, 2014, Ms. Sam ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General charges woman with welfare recipient fraud