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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige will hold a media availability in the Executive Office Chambers on Thursday, April 30 to discuss his experiences at the State Dinner for Prime Minister Abe and various legislative measures. What:  Media availability When:  12:30 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 Where:  State Capitol, Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to ...
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MAKENA, MAUI —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed Makena State Park and ocean waters from Big Beach to La Perouse light house to swimmers, divers, and other ocean users. This is in response to a fatal shark bite this morning in the Kanahena Cove area of Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR posts shark warning signs at Ahihi-Kinau NAR following fatal shark bite today

HONOLULU – Black Band disease was found at nearly half of the reef sites surveyed for the presence of the disease in near-shore waters on Kauai. These are the findings contained in a final report authored by the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB).  Researcher Chris Runyon and her team surveyed 47 coral reef sites ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Progress made in fighting black band coral disease on Kauai

Denim Day

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Proclamations

Honolulu, Hawaii — House and Senate conferees today agreed to authorize the Maui Regional System (MRS) of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement with a private entity to transition one or more of its facilities into a new private, nonprofit corporation. Lawmakers amended HB1075, CD1, requiring MRS to re-solicit proposals ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Legislators pave way for Maui Hospital to pursue public-private partnership

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that emergency roadwork on Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa will begin on Wednesday, April 29, to repair a section of the highway. Lane closures will cover approximately one half-mile between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road, fronting the Crouching Lion Inn. Lane closures for preparation ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Kamehameha highway shoreline emergency repairs in Ka’a’awa to begin tomorrow

Dean C. Brown Day

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Proclamations

WHO:           Conference Committee on HB1075 House Conferees:  Representatives Belatti/Nakashima/Luke, Co-Chairs; Yamashita, Thielen Senate Conferees:  Senators Green, Chair; Baker/Keith-Agaran/Tokuda, Co-Chairs; Slom WHAT:  The House and Senate will begin Conference Committee meetings onHB1075, which   authorizes the Maui Regional System of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Committee schedules hearing on measure to allow Maui Hospital to pursue public-private partnership

International Guide Dog Day

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The state attorney general’s office today transferred $12.5 million into the state’s general fund after successfully resolving lawsuits with several national credit card providers for engaging in alleged unfair and deceptive business practices involving Hawaiʻi consumers. In 2012 the state sued credit card providers Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Discover, HSBC, Capital One, ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: State receives million in settlement with credit card companies