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The University of Hawai’i Community College System is pleased to announce that the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head will be breaking ground in a ceremony on September 8, 2015, at 10 a.m. on the site formerly occupied by the Cannon Club at Diamond Head. WHAT:  Culinary Institute of the Pacific groundbreaking ceremony ...
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HONOLULU — Governor David Ige joined Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners this morning at the Birkhimer Emergency Operations Center for a National Weather Service (NWS) briefing on the latest status of Hurricane Ignacio. Based on the updates provided, there are no state government closures ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Ignacio weakens to category 3 hurricane on path north of Hawaii

HONOLULU – During National Breastfeeding Month in August, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) reminds everyone to support nursing mothers and encourages new mothers to take advantage of recent changes in health insurance coverage that now offer more support for breastfeeding moms. Health care insurance providers in Hawaii, such as ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Changes in health insurance provide support for breastfeeding moms

HONOLULU — This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state. The proclamation activates the Major Disaster Fund set aside ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Emergency proclamation signed by Governor Ige in preparation for Ignacio’s arrival to Hawaii

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening. As ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Pair of hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena approach islands; Public urged to prepare over weekend

KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, earlier this month affirmed the ‘A’ rating for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ (DHHL) $38.3 million revenue bonds, series 2009, and issued a Rating Outlook of “Stable.” The ‘A’ rating reflects DHHL’s strong capacity to meet its financial obligations. This is the third time in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Fitch gives Department of Hawaiian Home Lands strong bond rating; Stable financial outlook

What:            Media Briefing on weekly meeting of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness Who:              Governor David Ige; Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho and Kenoi; and Leadership  Team members When:           Thursday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where:         State Capitol, 5th Floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s ...
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Monday, August 24, 2015 Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. The overnight storms bring the topic of resilience top of mind for many. At lease one of our communities, Waimanalo, will be prepared. In June, the community group Hoomakaukau O Waimanalo – which means Get Ready Waimanalo – received recognition as a disaster resilient ...
Read More Remarks of Governor David Ige at the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits & Expo (as prepared)

HONOLULU – The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015 report released today by ACT notes a 2 percentage point overall improvement in college readiness across all subjects — English, Math, Reading and Science — for Hawaii’s Class of 2015. The Class of 2015 included 11,957 Hawaii high school public and private students — a record ...
Read More HIDOE NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii public high school graduates show improvements in college preparedness