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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce that it has successfully refinanced $245 million of outstanding revenue bonds for significant savings. The refinancing will generate $27 million of savings for the Airports Division over the next 16 years. The bonds that were refinanced were originally issued in 2010 with an ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Sanitation Branch, which successfully launched the state’s color-coded placard system, is reminding all food establishments statewide of regulations that require existing and new permit holders to complete a food handlers education course approved by the department. The new requirement became effective Sept. 2, 2017 and will be ...
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HONOLULU – Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) was not required to hold a contested case hearing before consenting to a sublease by the University of Hawaii (UH) to TMT International Observatory (TIO) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Maunakea. ...
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FARMS IN WAIANAE AGRICULTURAL PARK HEAVILY DAMAGED IN WEEKEND BRUSH FIRE HONOLULU – All of the 17 farm lots in the state’s Waianae Agricultural Park suffered damage from this past weekend’s brush fire on the Leeward Coast of Oahu – four of the nine working farms are total losses. The other eight lots are either ...
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PROJECT WILL DELIVER NEW DESPARATELY NEEDED AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY HONOLULU — Today, the Office of Environmental Quality Control announced the acceptance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s (HPHA) School Street Redevelopment project with its development partner Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF). The FEIS was prepared to ...
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PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF STATE GENERAL FUND TAX REVENUES JULY 2018 (Dollars in Thousands) CUMULATIVE TOTALS DIFFERENCE Jul 2018 2018-2019 2017-2018 AMOUNT % CHANGE GE/Use Taxes $304,518 $304,518 $295,405 9,114 3.1% Income Tax – Corp. (23,900) (23,900) 5,636 (29,537)     ** Decl. Est. Taxes 6,995 6,995 9,611 Payment w/returns* (13,368) (13,368) 1,399 Refunds (17,528) (17,528) ...
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Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The Hawai`i State Commission on the Status of Women received the annual achievement award from the National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW), a national organization serving the nation’s commissions for women, at NACW’s annual conference in Los Angeles Aug. 4. The award recognizes Hawai`i’s achievement in becoming the first state in ...
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Graphics/Renderings Courtesy of KMD Architects KANEOHE, Hawaii – Hawai‘i State Hospital in Kāne‘ohe broke ground for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility totaling 170,000 square feet. For years, the design constraints of the psychiatric hospital were unable to keep pace with the ever-increasing patient population and high percentage of high-risk forensic patients. By ...
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ASSISTANCE DOG WEEK

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in Proclamations

Assistance dogs transform the lives of their human partners who live with physical and/or mental disabilities by helping them with day-to-day tasks and activities. Assistance Dog Week, August 5-11, honors the professionals who raise and train assistance dogs and recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our local communities.

Samoan Flag Day

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 in Proclamations

Samoan Flag Day is celebrated in Samoan communities across the United States as a day of cultural exchange and preservation of Samoan traditions through song,dance,sports and education.