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HONOLULU — The State Department of Defense today announced the appointment of Toby Clairmont as executive officer for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense. He began serving in this official capacity on January 11. Clairmont will report directly to Administrator of Emergency Management Vern Miyagi, who was appointed by ...
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Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Resources to Help Consumers Compare Motor Vehicle, Home, and Auto Insurance Premiums HONOLULU — Hawaii Insurance Division recently released its 2016 premium comparison guides. The guides are available at http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins and cover motor vehicle, homeowners, condominium, and rental insurance. “Reviewing your auto or homeowner’s policies annually or in the event of ...
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HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige, the Maui Regional Board and the Corporate Board of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) today signed an agreement transferring the operation and management of the HHSC Maui Region health care facilities from the state to Kaiser Permanente. Signed Maui Transfer Agreement Kaiser Permanente’s Proposal (Large file) Kaiser Permanente’s ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Historic agreement approved for the operation and management of Maui Region health care facilities

What:            Signing of the Transfer Agreement for the Operations and Management of the Maui Region Hospitals Who: Governor David Ige Mary Ann Barnes, RN, President, Hawai‘i Region, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Avery Chumbley, Chair, Maui Region of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Dr. Linda Rosen, CEO, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation When:           Thursday, January ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Signing of the Transfer Agreement for the Operations and Management of the Maui Region Hospitals

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division recently completed beta testing Hawaii.PortCall.com, a web-based vessel scheduling system that went live on January 1, 2016.  Hawaii.PortCall.com grants access to cruise line itinerary around the world to access open berths at Hawaii’s commercial ports years in advance. Itinerary planners can view the availability of berthing ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT Implements New Scheduling System at State Harbors

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Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will hold weekly dengue information sessions in Kona and Hilo to provide timely updates and answer questions from the community about the Hawaii Island dengue outbreak. Participants will learn about the prevalence, transmission, and symptoms of dengue fever; outbreak response efforts; how to interpret case counts ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health to Hold Weekly Dengue Informational Sessions in Kona and Hilo

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program disbursed more than $10.36 million in federal funds in the last half of 2015 to support infrastructure improvements in the public water systems for all four counties. This exceeded the interim target of $7.67 million in disbursements. In addition, as of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health Meets EPA Interim Targets Ahead of Jan. 29 Deadline; More Funding for Water Quality Projects in Four Counties

Sets aside 300 acres of state land to the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s Waianae-Kai Forest Reserve. The Division has been managing this area as part of the Reserve for 60 years.

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold public meetings this month in Hilo to provide information on studies it has commissioned to assist with the Department’s planning for the future of these areas as current leases expire. DLNR leases out state-owned lands in Hilo, Hawai‘i at Banyan Drive and in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Holds Public Meetings on Banyan Drive and Kanoelehua Industrial Area Future Plans