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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that Lawrence Paul Miguel has been charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. Mr. Miguel was a staff member at the Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii, Adult Daycare Program. The allegation against him is that on June 11, 2014 he manhandled two different ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the start of its Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program (CLH Program). The CLH Program is an economic development initiative that started in 2012, and is composed of three separate modules: Immersive Programs, Ideation Workshops, and Public Programs. “We continue ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Environmental Court Judge David W. Lo issued a $2,000 criminal fine last Friday to an Oahu seafood retailer who was caught offering undersized Ahi for sale. On November 18, 2015, a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer conducted a commercial marine dealer inspection at Marivic Fresh Seafoods & Meat, ...
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Presentation by Stephen Parker, National Governors Association What: National Governors Association expert to highlight opportunities for Hawai‘i’s public schools under the new federal education program, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Who: Stephen E. Parker, Legislative Director, Education & Workforce, National Governors Association (see attached bio)                                                      When/Where: Mr. Parker will conduct three sessions: Tuesday, March ...
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What:  National Governors Association expert to highlight opportunities for Hawai‘i’s public schools under the new federal education program, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Who: Stephen E. Parker, Legislative Director, Education & Workforce, National Governors Association (see attached bio)                                                      When/Where: Mr. Parker will conduct three sessions: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6 pm – Kapolei High ...
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(Wailuku, Maui) – The demand for playing time for local softball and baseball teams just got a little easier with the opening of the first phase of the Central Maui Regional Sports Complex. Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, and DLNR Deputy Director of Water Commission Jeffrey Pearson were among community leaders who ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Sports enthusiasts celebrate opening of new Central Maui complex

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division reminds travelers to be prepared before heading to the airport for Spring Break travel. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is anticipating more than 65.1 million travelers nationwide over the Spring Break travel season which began in March. While the TSA is prepared to effectively screen ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Airport travelers remind to allow extra time to make your flight during the spring break season

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags have been flown at half-staff since March 7 as a mark of respect for the memory of Nancy Reagan. Services and interment for the former first lady will be conducted today, and flags should return to full-staff tonight at ...
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HONOLULU – Three Deputy Sheriffs were promoted to Sergeant today at an official promotion and pinning ceremony at the Public Safety Director’s office in Honolulu. The three new Sergeants are Darryl Ng, Kyle Fujisue and Glenn Park.  They were officially presented with their new badges and a certificate of promotion by Director Nolan Espinda, Deputy ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Department of Public Safety sheriff division promotes new sergeants in official pinning ceremony

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) announced today that Governor David Ige has signed new Wastewater System rules that would ban new cesspools statewide. Hawaii has been the only state in the country that allows new cesspools. New cesspools are currently allowed on most of Hawaii Island and parts of Maui and ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii bans new cesspools and offers upgrade tax credit