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MEDIA ADVISORY Document Fast-Grow Coral Pyramids Being Placed in the Ocean   What: More than two years ago, workers from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources’ Ānuenue Coral Restoration Nursery on Sand Island Access Road embarked on a novel, first-of-its-kind endeavor, to “fast-grow” what are typically slow growing species of native Hawaiian coral species.  Over ...
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HONOLULU – Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) today announced that the office has initiated an investigation into a data breach involving Zippy’s Restaurants in Hawaii. Zippy’s announced late this afternoon that it suffered a major security breach affecting customers at its Hawaii restaurants. Information compromised in ...
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  HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) board of directors on Thursday (April 26) approved emergency funding of $180,000 to support a free shuttle service to transport residents between Wainiha and Haena on Kauai’s north shore. The remote region, which is home to several hundred residents, has been completely cut off from vehicle access ...
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(Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i) – The men and women charged with the responsibility of preventing, fighting and managing wildfires around the State of Hawai‘i gather on Hawai‘i Island next week for the yearly Hawai‘i Wildfire Summit organized by the Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO). The week begins with two days of professional training from the National Fire ...
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For Immediate Release: April 26, 2018   Statement by George D. Szigeti, President and CEO, Hawaii Tourism Authority   RE: Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for First Quarter and March 2018   HONOLULU – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement regarding Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for ...
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(HONOLULU) – A simultaneous removal of illegal camps on DLNR Division of State Parks land and enforcement of the Stored Property Ordinance by the City and County of Honolulu Dept. of Facility Maintenance on land under the control of the Department of Parks and Recreation started at 8 a.m. today.  26 camps were removed at ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has directed the state Dept. of Agriculture to assist farmers whose operations were heavily damaged by powerful storms that caused severe flooding on Kauaʻi and in Waimānalo on O‘ahu earlier this month.   “Agriculture is vital to our economy and our communities. It is the centerpiece of the state’s effort ...
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LIHUE, HI – As Kauai works to recover from the destructive rainfall and flooding experienced earlier this month, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is continuing to test and evaluate the water quality along the island’s coastlines. After evaluating the latest round of water quality samples, there is no longer a brown water advisory in ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard heated arguments on Travel Ban 3.0 today. We hope the Court makes the right decision – that the ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s command against religious discrimination. As we await the Court’s ruling on this contentious issue, I can assure you that I will do all I can to continue ...
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HONOLULU – The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection, will hold a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in Hawaii on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. HST.   Participants will learn about the top scams reported in Hawaii, tips for identifying the latest ...
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