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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a recent case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from East Hawai‘i. The infant was the sixth individual from Hawai‘i Island who tested positive for angiostrongyliasis in 2018, bringing the statewide total to eight cases confirmed last year. So far, there are no confirmed ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH confirms new rat lungworm disease case on Hawaii Island in 2018

(Honolulu) –  Jason Redulla, a 15-year veteran of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and 27-year law enforcement professional, has been chosen as the agency’s new enforcement chief.  Redulla currently serves as DOCARE’s Deputy Enforcement Chief and Assistant Division Administrator. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case remarked, “Jason has stepped in and stepped up ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Jason Redulla Picked as New DOCARE Chief, Jan. 10, 2018

Link to b-roll here Link to soundbites here Soundbite log below HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige met with Board of Education chair Catherine Payne to discuss the vote that was taken in executive session on a one-year contract extension for Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto. “In the past, the practice of the board has always been ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Governor Ige, BOE chair set record straight on BOE vote to extend schools superintendent contract

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that all state employees have successfully transitioned to a modern, efficient payroll system, transforming the way the state and its employees conduct business. On the first pay date of the year on Jan. 4, 2019, the PeopleSoft Payroll system issued 70,771 payments to 66,182 employees, as there are individuals ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – All State of Hawaii employees now on new revolutionary payroll system

Executive Summary Part II Sex Trafficking in Hawaii  (Honolulu) –  Eighty-two percent of sex trafficking victims interviewed were first trafficked as children, according to a new study which paints a disturbing and heartbreaking picture of sex trafficking victims in Hawai’i. Most were sexually molested as children, witnessed drug use in their home and have a close ...
Read More RELEASE: New study provides insight to circumstances behind Hawaiʻi sex trafficking

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the traveling public of the following closures of the H-3 Freeway Kaneohe/Kailua bound between the Halawa Interchange and the Kaneohe Interchange for filming of Magnum P.I. The full closure of the Kaneohe/Kailua bound lanes is scheduled for: Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 ...
Read More HDOT News Release: H-3 Freeway Kaneohe bound to close for filming on January 13 and 20

CHAMBER WEEK

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 in Proclamations

  PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF STATE GENERAL FUND TAX REVENUES December 2018 (Dollars in Thousands)     CUMULATIVE TOTALS DIFFERENCE   Dec 2018 2018-2019 2017-2018 AMOUNT % CHANGE GE/Use Taxes $280,398 $1,726,658 $1,695,700 30,959 1.8% Income Tax – Corp. 23,593 65,998 43,515 22,483 51.7% Decl. Est. Taxes 26,841 94,506 75,416     Payment w/returns 1,351 ...
Read More DECEMBER 2018: PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF STATE GENERAL FUND TAX REVENUES

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that closures will occur at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on the Paiea Street/Aolele Street ramp from the eastbound H-1 Freeway Airport offramp (Exit 16) and Rodgers Boulevard in the northbound direction for the removal and replacement of the overhead sign structure. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Ramp closure at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for sign replacement work starts Monday night, Jan. 14

Wailuku, Maui – On January 9, 2019, Nicole Rapoza, a former tax preparer, was arrested in Lahaina, Maui by Special Agents from the Department of Taxation and State of Hawaii Deputy Sheriffs for tax violations. Nicole Rapoza was charged on January 7, 2019 in Circuit Court with twenty-six (26) counts of aiding and abetting the ...
Read More RELEASE: Former Maui Tax Preparer Arrested for Tax Violation