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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 ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: OLELO TO PROVIDE STATEWIDE ONLINE STREAMING OF BLNR MEETING

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii will receive almost $1 million due to a joint federal-state settlement (the “Settlement”), which reforms the unlawful credit card debt collection practices of Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. (“Chase”).   The Settlement involves attorneys general in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and the ...
Read More AG/DCCA NEWS RELEASE: CHASE TO CHANGE UNLAWFUL CREDIT CARD DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES THROUGH 6 MILLION JOINT FEDERAL-STATE SETTLEMENT

WHAT: Hawaii-Okinawa Energy Innovation Forum Representatives from the State of Hawaii, Okinawa Prefectural Government, U.S. Department of Energy, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan’s Department of Commerce, Industry and Labor, Hawaiian Electric Co., and research institutions from Japan and Hawaii will meet to discuss strategies to be pursued under a five-year extension ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawaii-Okinawa Energy Innovation Forum

What:    Bill signing ceremonies for the following: Women’s Legislative Caucus HB 538: Requires wireless telecommunications service providers to release domestic violence victims from shared service plans upon request and with documentation, and authorizes family court to order wireless providers to transfer billing authority upon petition by victim. HB 858: Permits the termination of residential rental ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signings on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Honolulu – Governor David Ige released the following statement about the passing of outstanding educator Ron Bright: “Ron Bright was one of those teachers who had a unique, gentle, energizing and contagious spirit that inspired his students to strive for excellence and to believe in themselves. He put his students first, and he gave them ...
Read More Statement from Governor David Ige on the passing of outstanding educator Ron Bright

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Chair Suzanne Case has appointed public servant Jeffrey T. Pearson, P.E., to the position of deputy to the chairperson of the Commission on Water Resource Management and chief executive officer to the Commission. Pearson will be leaving his position at the County of Maui’s Department of Water ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Jeffrey Pearson appointed deputy to the chairperson of the Commission on Water Resource Management and CEO to the Commission

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed four bills into law today during bill signing ceremonies at the State Capitol. The bills signed include: Manufacturing and Technology: SB 1001 (Act 215) – Relating to Manufacturing, will provide grants to manufacturers in the state through the High Technology Development Corporation. Grants may be used for equipment, training, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs bills to boost manufacturing, strengthen the Good Samaritan law and establish Farm to School program

HONOLULU – To promote safe access to the Mauna Kea summit on Hawai‘i Island, the State has proposed an emergency rule to be considered by the Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources at its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, July 10, 2015.  The proposed rule schedules nighttime hours during which individuals may not remain ...
Read More DLNR/AG NEWS RELEASE: New DLNR rule proposed for Mauna Kea summit

What:    Bill signing ceremonies for the following: Manufacturing and Technology SB1001, Establishes a manufacturing development program through the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) to grants to manufacturers in the State for the purchase of and training of employees to use manufacturing equipment and improvement in energy efficiency of manufacturing equipment. HB1069, Expands the Small Business ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill signings on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed five bills into law Thursday, during bill signing ceremonies at the State Capitol. The bills include: Business Recovery Center: HB 1343 (Act 210) Relating to Public Safety – appropriates funds to establish a Business Recovery Center within the Department of Defense. The bill appropriates $328,000 in state funding, with ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs bills supporting health initiatives, establishing disaster recovery program