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What:  News conference: New information on mosquito borne illnesses prompts Governor Ige to take preventive measures to protect residents, guests across the state Who:             Governor Ige Virginia Pressler, director, Department of Health George Szigeti, president and CEO, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority   When:           Friday, February 12th at 2 p.m. Where:         State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov. taking preventive measures to protect residents, guests from mosquito borne illnesses

Two representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army also honored for participating in Sheriff Recruit Academy HONOLULU – Public Safety Department officials, family members and friends today gathered in Waipio to witness the graduation of the Law Enforcement Recruit Class 15-01 for Deputy Sheriffs at the Hawaii Okinawa Center.  Eight (8) new ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: 8 New Deputies Join State Sheriff Division Ranks

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Merton Chinen to lead the Office of Youth Services (OYS). OYS is administratively attached to the Department of Human Services. Chinen has worked at the Department of Human Services for more than 25 years. He served in the Child Welfare Services Branch for 13 years as an assistant ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige appoints executive director of Office of Youth Services

Settlement to Provide Restitution for Consumers that Used MoneyGram to Make Fraud Induced Transfers HONOLULU – Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection, today announced a settlement with Dallas based MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used MoneyGram’s wire transfer ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Takes Part in Multistate Settlement Against Moneygram

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report.  In the Economic Outlook section of the report, DBEDT keeps Hawaii economic growth rates unchanged from the previous forecast with Hawaii Gross Domestic Product growth at 2.3 percent in 2016 and 2.4 percent in 2017.  ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT Keeps Hawaii Economic Growth Forecast Unchanged

Large, Native Corals Being Grown Using Fast-Growth Protocol (HONOLULU) – In one corner of the Anuenue Fisheries Research Center on Oahu’s Sand Island, a modest collection of buildings has become home to the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Coral Restoration Nursery. Part neonatal intensive care unit and part bank for Hawaii’s native corals, the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: New State Coral Nursery Provides “Insurance” for Lost or Damaged Reefs

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor this December, has appointed retired Navy Adm. Thomas B. Fargo to lead a Blue Ribbon Committee to define and orchestrate our state’s remembrance of this momentous event.  This year’s commemoration will be guided by the ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige establishes committee to head 75th commemoration of Pearl Harbor attack

Architectural surveys to be a part of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act HONOLULU —  Hawaii’s towns and landscapes are changing rapidly. The era of the sugar plantations is coming to a close. The once numerous crack seed, shave ice, and mom and pop stores on small town streets are giving way ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State Historic Preservation Staff to Survey Architecture of Neighborhoods on Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i