Press Releases

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today vetoed eight bills and sent his statements of objections to the house and senate leadership. The governor’s veto messages may be found here. HB540 Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System: Extends authority of UH to maintain separate accounting and financial management system HB553 Relating to Collective ...
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HONOLULU  — The Hawaii Insurance Division’s Fraud Branch announces the successful prosecution of Albert Banach for insurance fraud and attempted theft. The Fifth Circuit Court found Banach guilty after he pleaded no contest to insurance fraud and attempted theft, after submitting false claims to Progressive Insurance Company.  Each count carries up to five years imprisonment ...
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KAHULUI, MAUI – Skippy Hau, an aquatics biologist with the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) has dedicated much of his career to studying the life cycles and movements of fresh water fishes, shrimp, and snails. Carefully navigating the slippery stream beds and rocks of east and central Maui, Hau has collected reams of data ...
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Honolulu – Governor David Ige released the following statement after the University of Hawaii announced that it would reopen the access road to Mauna Kea summit on July 13, 2015: “The State seeks to provide safe access to Mauna Kea summit by all lawful users. Unfortunately, the destructive actions of several individuals temporarily rendered the mountain road unsafe since ...
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MA‘ALAEA, MAUI —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation begins a $2.8 million project this week to remove and replace a badly deteriorated pier adjacent to the Ma‘alaea Small Boat Harbor new ferry terminal building. When completed it will provide a new pier for the Lana‘i ferry and ...
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HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today announced the appointment of Lance A. Mizumoto to the position of Chair of the Board of Education effective immediately. “Lance is committed to creating a better future for Hawai‘i’s students. He believes that focusing on students and empowering principals, teachers and staff is the best path to success in ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin will hold a news conference tomorrow, Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Department of the Attorney General, 425 Queen Street, Honolulu. The subject of the news conference will be the proposed emergency rule being considered by the Board of Land and Natural Resources at its July ...
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Honolulu – Governor David Ige released the following statement in response to the Army’s force structure realignment announcement: “The Army is an integral part of our community, and I am pleased that the announced reductions are not as severe as they might have been. I believe this is a recognition that the Army’s Pacific Pathways ...
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HONOLULU – The State Attorney General filed a fraudulent claims lawsuit in state circuit court today, alleging that Dr. Bryant LaPorte and Edie LaPorte (the “LaPortes”) filed false claims for treatment and services that were not actually provided to Medicaid beneficiaries. The complaint covers the period from 2007-2009 and also alleges that the LaPortes, who ...
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Due to limited space and high interest in the Friday, July 10, 2015 meeting of the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, ‘Ōlelo Community Media will be providing a live stream of this public meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources is requiring all interested media to contact them ...
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