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HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Registration Division (BREG) reminds businesses to file their annual business reports. Annual reports due in quarter two (April – June) can now be filed online at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals. The reports must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST) June 30, 2016. Accepted forms of ...
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(Through March 2016) HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of March 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the formation of the Governor’s Team on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law calls for the most significant reduction in federal authority over public education in decades. The law returns authority to the 50 states to set the direction for their own public schools. The ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: New federal education law prompts governor to form team to develop Blueprint for Hawai‘i’s Education

What: News conference on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): The formation of the Governor’s ESSA Team to set the Blueprint for Hawai‘i’s Education  Who: Governor David Ige Lance Mizumoto, Board of Education chairperson Darrel Galera, chair, Governor’s ESSA Team                               When: ...
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HONOLULU — City & County lifeguards’ newest tool for saving lives is now stationed at Kewalo Basin Harbor.  The 21-foot Guardian Boston Whaler rescue boat can carry up to nine people at a time, including five patients lying flat on backboards.  The boat is capable of carrying out large scale rescues and towing other vessels, ...
Read More HCDA NEWS RELEASE: Rescue boat arrives in Kewalo Basin Harbor

HONOLULU – As wildfire response agencies are gearing up for a busy wildland fire season, managers from three states are meeting on Kaua‘i this week at the California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i Wildland Fire Conference 2016. This year the conference is being hosted on April 13-15, 2016 by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: California/Nevada/Hawai’i Wildland Fire Conference meeting on Kaua’i April 13-15

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health is reviewing the criminal history records of applicants for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses after announcing last week that applicants were given notice to provide consents and submit fingerprints. “The applicants have been very responsive and a majority of applicants were able to submit their fingerprints and consents ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Department of Health to announce medical marijuana dispensary licensees by April 29

Equal Pay Day

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health has launched a new online portal that lets consumers see how Hawaii restaurants and other food service organizations fare in food safety inspections, starting first with Oahu inspection data. Access to data from food safety inspection reports, complete with descriptions of violations, gives consumers a behind-the-scenes glimpse ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health’s restaurant inspection website goes live starting with Oahu inspection data