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LARGE NET MASS REMOVED FROM “POPS” OFF WAIKIKI Impossible to Determine if 4,000 Pounds of Netting is from Off-Shore Net Mass   (HONOLULU) – Three officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and three lifeguards from the City and County of Honolulu Ocean Safety & Lifeguard Services recovered an enormous and ...
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Letter to HCDA Chair John Whalen HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he will not sign the 2017 proposed amendments to the Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority (HCDA) rules regarding reserved housing in Kakaʻako.   While the governor agrees with certain aspects of the proposed changes, he believes the proposed HCDA rules would not result ...
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  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH   DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   VIRGINIA PRESSLER, M.D. DIRECTOR                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2018                                                                                                        18-012     Hawaii Department of Health urges everyone to “Check Your Pressure” during American Heart Month   HONOLULU – As part of this year’s American Heart Month in February, the Hawaii Department ...
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EDITORS NOTE: We just received permission to include fisher photos, see link below:     DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES   DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR   SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 31, 2018   LARGE MARINE DEBRIS FIELD BEING TRACKED BY FEDERAL & STATE AUTHORITIES “Net Mass First Reported by ...
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HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.   The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this monthly test, all ...
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  Statement by George D. Szigeti, President and CEO, Hawaii Tourism Authority   RE: Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for 2017   HONOLULU – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for 2017.   “What tourism generated for Hawaii in 2017, ...
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Department of Health investigates suspicious network activity detected on disease reporting data system   HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is working with the state’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) to investigate suspicious network activity on its Disease Outbreak Control Division surveillance computer server. The DOH was notified last week of the ...
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DLNR TO HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING FEB. 9 ON A TRIAL HUNTING PROGRAM IN NOUNOU MOUNTAIN FOREST RESERVE ON KAUA‘I   LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife will hold an information meeting to gather public comments on a proposal to institute a trial archery (bow and ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Kamehameha Schools Senior Ethics and Compliance Consultant Jason Minami as deputy director of the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD).   Minami has worked at Kamehameha Schools (KS) since 2014, where he has provided guidance to executives, managers and staff regarding ethics issues and best practices. He is ...
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Hawaii Captive Fact-Sheet 12.31.17 SUCCESSFUL 2017 FOR HAWAII’S CAPTIVE INSURANCE INDUSTRY   HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii saw impressive growth for its captive industry in 2017.  The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division licensed a sizable 30 new captive insurance companies in 2017.  The amount ties the most captive insurance companies licensed ...
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