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Fitch Ratings Report HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that Fitch Ratings upgraded the state’s general obligation (G.O.) bond rating (credit rating), from AA to AA+ — based on the state’s resilient economy and continued strong performance. The upgrade, along with current ratings from Moody’s Investors Service (Aa1) and Standard & Poor (AA+) raises Hawai‘i’s ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Hawaii’s credit rating upgraded to highest levels in state history

(KAPOLEI, HI) Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Aila, Jr. has issued the following statement regarding vehicle access on Pua Avenue in Nānākuli. “Since the inception of the Nānākuli Village Center project, Pua Avenue was planned to be used as an ingress/egress to the project. Recent concerns about increased traffic on Pua Avenue have led ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: DHHL Statement on Pua Avenue in Nanakuli

(Honolulu) – It’s become an iconic New Year’s Day tradition in Hawai‘i and across the country.  State Parks in all 50 states are again offering free, guided, First Day Hikes, on Jan. 1, 2020. In the Aloha State, the hike to the Makapu‘u Lookout at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline is actually self-guided; just follow ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Iconic First Day Hike Scheduled for 2020, Dec. 9, 2019

(Hā‘ena State Park, Kaua‘i) – The tools of their trade include the power of persuasion, friendly reminders, and as warranted, the threat of contacting law enforcement.  One of the most visible features of what has been called a “new day” for Hā’ena State Park and the adjacent Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, is the presence ...
Read More DLNR News Release-A day in the Life of a Napali Coast Ranger, Dec. 8, 2019

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 7 – DEC. 13 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (NIGHT WORK) Lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Piikoi Street onramp and the Keeaumoku ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced that Kimberly Tsumoto Guidry became the new Solicitor General for the State of Hawai`i. The Solicitor General has oversight authority over most state and federal appeals in the Attorney General’s office, including briefs filed on behalf of the State of Hawai`i in the United States Supreme Court. ...
Read More ATTORNEY GENERAL NEWS RELEASE: New Solicitor General Kimberly Guidry Named

HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors, today joined a coalition of nine Attorneys General in filing a brief that argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is violating federal law by continuing to allow chlorpyrifos, a widely-used pesticide with well-documented harms to infants and young children’s neurological development, to contaminate common foods. The coalition is suing EPA over its decision to ...
Read More ATTORNEY GENERAL NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii AG Fights Against Toxic Pesticides

HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in opposing a proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor to change the method employers use to calculate overtime, which would force employees to work longer shifts ...
Read More ATTORNEY GENERAL NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii AG Urges DOL to Withdraw Proposal

WORLD AIDS DAY

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 in Proclamations

CIVIL AIR PATROL DAY

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