Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) released its annual evaluation of Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and has given her an overall rating of “Exceeds Expectations.”  The BOE agreed that improvement in student achievement is critical and still remains the highest priority for the Department. Matayoshi received the ...
Read More DOE NEWS RELEASE: Superintendent Matayoshi performance rating “exceeds expectations” for second consecutive year

HONOLULU – The Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness has announced that an additional 15 people, including three families and three single adults have left their encampments in Kakaako and moved to shelters at the Institute for Human Services (IHS) or Next Step. This brings to 43 the total number of people who have transitioned from ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: More homeless families leaving Kakaako for shelters

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) is holding a series of public hearings regarding the joint application filed by Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC), the parent company of Oceanic Time Warner Cable, LLC (Oceanic), for approval of the indirect transfer of ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State to hold public hearings on the transfer of Oceanic Time Warner cable’s Hawaii cable television franchises to Charter Communications

WHO:             Representative Cindy Evans (North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala) WHAT:          Kawaihae Recreational Harbor Community Meeting WHEN:          Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHERE:       Kawaihae Canoe Club Kawaihae Harbor Honolulu, Hawaii – Representative Cindy Evans will be holding a meeting regarding South Kawaihae Recreational Harbor and North Kawaihae Recreational Harbor on Saturday ...
Read More HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Kawaihae harbor community meeting

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD) will be holding a public meeting to discuss a project to replace three temporary bridges located on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) in Wainiha.  Work is currently in the environmental compliance and preliminary engineering phase. ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Public informational meeting scheduled for replacement of Wainiha temporary bridges

What: Media Briefing on Homelessness                       Who: Governor David Ige, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige, Greg Payton, Partners in Care and members of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness                            When: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at 9am Where: State Capitol, 5th floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Briefing on Homelessness

HONOLULU – Following the mass harvesting of sea cucumbers on Maui and Oahu earlier this year the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) has approved scheduling statewide public hearings to adopt new administrative rules to manage the harvest of sea cucumbers from state waters. Currently, all take and possession of sea cucumbers from ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Land board approves public meetings on permanent sea cucumber harvest rules 8-31-15

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners on the favorable change in Hurricane Ignacio’s intensity and track this morning. Overnight, Ignacio was downgraded from a Category 3 to a Category 2 hurricane. As of 5:00 a.m., the storm’s ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Minimal impacts expected from weakening Ignacio on path north of Hawaii

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 ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Culinary Institute of the Pacific groundbreaking ceremony

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