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Governor Ige working to get TMT project to proceed

“We are a patient people in Hawai‘i. We listen to and understand differing points of view, and we respect the many cultures of this land, especially that of the host culture. I have done my very best to follow this process in the case of Mauna Kea and set forth a way forward that I […]

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Supreme Court of the United States rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

In a 5-4 decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruled the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.

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Eleven adults were arrested by the Hawai‘i Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) Wednesday, during a protest to stop construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea.
 
The arrests are unfortunate, but the state’s number one priority is the safety of the people on Mauna Kea – from TMT workers to protestors who are exercising their first amendment rights to peaceably assemble and protest in a civil manner.

Governor’s office reports that TMT construction on hold for now

Eleven adults were arrested by the Hawai‘i Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) Wednesday, during a protest to stop construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. The arrests are unfortunate, but the state’s number one priority is the safety of the people on Mauna Kea – from TMT workers to protestors who […]

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The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, Hawaii branch telephone lines (808-974-6207 and 974-6208) are experiencing technical difficulties and unable to receive calls. 
Anyone who needs to contact the DOCARE Hawaii Branch should call 808-974-6209.  It's not known how long it will take to make repairs and we will follow-up with an alert once the lines are operable.

DLNR having problems with phone lines, provide alternate phone number

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, Hawaii branch telephone lines (808-974-6207 and 974-6208) are experiencing technical difficulties and unable to receive calls. Anyone who needs to contact the DOCARE Hawaii Branch should call 808-974-6209. It’s not known how long it will take to make repairs and we will follow-up with an alert once […]

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The Grassroot Institute’s transparency initiative strives for open government

The Grassroot Institute’s finds Hawaii County a difficult place when it comes to open government and transparency. Video of their findings.

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The state’s Insurance Division is advising Big Island residents that the Hawaii Property Insurance Association (HPIA) is now accepting all new business applications and coverage increase requests.   

“This is an opportunity to safeguard against unexpected property damage,” said Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “We want to thank our lawmakers for taking steps to pass legislation to lift the moratorium.”  Act 32, which was signed into law on May 5, 2015, requires HPIA to lift any moratorium on the issuance of residential property insurance within lava zones declared to be under a lava flow-related state of emergency by the Mayor of the County of Hawaii.

Property insurance moratorium lifted for Puna district, all Big Island residents urged to get insurance

The state’s Insurance Division is advising Big Island residents that the Hawaii Property Insurance Association (HPIA) is now accepting all new business applications and coverage increase requests. “This is an opportunity to safeguard against unexpected property damage,” said Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “We want to thank our lawmakers for taking steps to pass legislation […]

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Big Island Press Club luncheon features talk on opening up government

The Big Island Press Club invites the public to a luncheon talk on Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Restaurant Kenichi to hear about The Grassroot Institute’s Transparency Initiative. The Grassroot Institute’s transparency initiative has broken new ground in shedding a light on holding government in Hawaii accountable.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) welcomed a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Rep. Mike Rogers, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to Hawaii. She joined them on an overview brief of the United States Pacific Command (PACOM), which covers over 50 percent of the globe’s surface and includes nearly 60 percent of […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mazie K. Hirono’s bipartisan resolution recognizing May as Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. “Over the course of this month, I’ve met dynamic Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders who continue to build upon the achievements and foundation laid by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (May)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mark Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced a bill to preserve endangered Native languages. The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act creates a new grant initiative to establish or expand Native language immersion programs. The grants will support the revitalization […]

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard

MEDIA RELEASE At 4:45 a.m. April 30, after a House Armed Services Committee meeting that lasted over 18 hours, U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA). The Committee passed the funding measure by a bipartisan vote of 60-2. “With competing priorities, readiness needs, and a […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and 11 of his colleagues sent a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Oka.) and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) urging them to include updates to current law to promote and prioritize safety for all users of our national transportation system. In addition […]

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