Press Releases

Honolulu, Hawaii – House and Senate conferees met today to begin negotiations on a final version of HB500, the state budget bill. Earlier, the House Finance Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee crafted their respective versions of the budget. They will continue meeting to iron out the differences between the two versions through ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, launched the Piers 12 and 15 Improvements Project at Honolulu Harbor with a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today.  This project involves the relocation of the Clean Islands Council (CIC) and Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) vessels from Pier 35 to Piers 12 and 15 which will ...
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Honolulu, Hawaii — The state House of Representatives today passed on final reading HB1272, HD2, SD2, which requires anyone that operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the state to provide open captioning during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is produced with open movie captioning. ...
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HONOLULU April 21, 2015 – Governor David Ige will hold a news conference in the Executive Office Chambers on Tuesday, April 21 to announce that he has requested, and the Senate and House have agreed to take HB 1075 to conference.   The bill addresses Maui healthcare reform, including a public/private partnership. What: News conference When: ...
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HONOLULU –  A team from Iolani School came in third place today at the 21st National LifeSmarts Championship in Seattle, WA, April 17-20.  A total of 34 teams from across the nation competed in the competition. LifeSmarts is a national program run locally by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of the ...
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HONOLULU — A venomous spider was captured by agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Honolulu on Mon., April 13th.  The spider was found in a container of granite and flagstone from Brazil that was being off-loaded in Honolulu. The CBP agents sealed the container and immediately turned the spider over to ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony and luncheon held at the Pagoda Restaurant in Honolulu. 23 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT). BCT is an 8 week training that includes 440 hours of classroom time and physical training.  Recruits ...
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Kailua-Kona – Heavy usage of Hawaii Island’s Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay. Proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four ...
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HONOLULU- 23 Adult Corrections Officer Recruits will be graduating after an extensive 8 weeks of training.  These new ACOs will be added to the Corrections Division to work in facilities across the state. What: Basic Corrections Training (BCT) Graduation When: Friday, April 17 11 a.m. Where: Pagoda Restaurant, 1525 Rycroft Street, Honolulu Who: Public Safety ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss upcoming repairs to Kamehameha Highway in the vicinity of the Crouching Lion Inn in Kaaawa.  The meeting will include a presentation of the proposed construction alternatives being considered, which includes nighttime and weekend work to minimize the construction duration.  HDOT ...
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