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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 one (January – March) will be available online Jan. 4, 2016, at http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals and must be filed with BREG by midnight (HST), March 31, 2016. Accepted forms ...
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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Dec. 30, 2015) -The U.S. Army in Hawaii has enacted a policy effective Jan. 1, 2016, that complies with the new Hawaii state smoking law. The new state law raises the minimum age to purchase, possess or consume a tobacco product from 18 to 21 years of age. The law also makes it illegal to sell ...
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HONOLULU–The Department of Taxation announced today the successful implementation of the first of five rollouts planned for the Tax System Modernization Program. The first rollout went into operation ahead of schedule and within budget. Three IT systems that were old, unreliable and costly to maintain were replaced with modern scanning and mail-opening equipment that will ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: Tax system transformation on track to reduce return delays and save state money

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that Kianna Ah Lee Sam has been charged with theft in the first degree. Ms. Sam, who is forty years old, allegedly received public assistance benefits to which she was not entitled. The Attorney General alleges that between November 1, 2007 and November 30, 2014, Ms. Sam ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General charges woman with welfare recipient fraud

 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, January 4, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health wants to remind the public that, effective Jan. 1, 2016, you must be at least age 21 to buy tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) in Hawaii. Hawaii is the first state in the nation to raise the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21. A ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: New tobacco prevention and control laws go into effect January 1

KAILUA-KONA – The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reminding the public that West Hawai‘i state parks will close early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early include Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections). “We are closing the parks early to discourage use ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: West Hawai’i state parks to close early for New Year’s Eve

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of bird hunting in the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area. Game bird hunting in this area will be open on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays, beginning on Saturday, January 2, 2016 through January 31, 2016. ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Game bird hunting season announced for Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch cooperative game management area

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner announces the competitors in the LifeSmarts Hawaii State Championship. The lineup for the state competition is made up of the four top scoring high school teams in the local online competition, which ran from October 26 to December 4, 2015. ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Top high school teams to compete in LifeSmarts Hawaii State Championship

HONOLULU – The majority of people in Hawaii erroneously believe their health insurance plan and government programs will cover the costs for long term services and supports, according to a recent statewide survey commissioned by of the State of Hawaii Executive Office on Aging. The survey, conducted by Market Trends Pacific as part of a ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Executive office on aging survey shows many young adults erroneously believe government and health insurance cover long term services and supports