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From left to right: Kahu Daniel ‘Kaniela’ Akaka Jr.; Ed Sniffen, HDOT Deputy Director of Highways; Cindy Evans, State House of Representatives; Dru Mamo Kanuha, Hawaii County Council Chair; Chad Goodfellow, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. President; Ford Fuchigami, HDOT Director; Steve Goodfellow, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. CEO; Ed Brown, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. Director of Operations; Nicole Lowen, State House of Representatives; Mayela Sosa, Federal Highways Administration Division Administrator.

Groundbreaking for Queen Kaahumanu Hwy widening project

This project consists of the widening of the highway from a two-lane to four-lane highway from Kealakehe Parkway to Keahole Airport Road.

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Monthly Civil Defense siren test cancelled for Tuesday (Sept 1)

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) has cancelled the monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015. This cancellation is to avoid confusion as Hurricane Ignacio moves by the Hawaiian Islands.

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Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening.

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Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 8 a.m. HST Friay, August 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Emergency proclamation signed by Gov Ige for arrival of Hurricane Ignacio

This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state.

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday in honor of former State House Rep. Colleen Meyer

Gov. David Ige has ordered all United States and State of Hawai‘i flags be flown at half-staff at state offices, agencies and the Hawai‘i National Guard as a mark of respect for the late former State Rep. Colleen Meyer. The flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

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Gov. David Ige today announced the release of more than $40 million for the state’s capital improvements program (CIP) that will be administered by various state departments and agencies.

Governor releases more than $40M for capital improvement projects across the state

Gov. David Ige today announced the release of more than $40 million for the state’s capital improvements program (CIP) that will be administered by various state departments and agencies.

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Rep Gabbard calls for labeling of GMO foods, votes against contrary act

On Thursday (July 23) Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted against H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, which would roll back years of progress in ensuring that food with genetically engineered ingredients is properly labeled.

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee

At the direction of President of the United States, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2015. This action is a sign of respect for the service members killed last week in Chattanooga.

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Governor signs medical marijuana dispensary bill into law

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 321 Relating to Medical Marijuana, which establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. “I support the establishment of dispensaries to ensure that qualified patients can legally and safely access medical marijuana,” said Gov. Ige. “We know that our challenge going forward will be […]

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Governor Ige vetos eight bills today

MEDIA RELEASE 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 […]

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Volcano Watch: HVO scientist Jim Kauahikaua receives Meritorious Service Award

Dr. Jim Kauahikaua, a research geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, recently received a Citation for Meritorious Service, the second highest U.S. Department of the Interior honor award that can be granted to a career employee.

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Smoking is now banned in all Hawaiʻi State Parks, as a new law – Act 123, SLH 2015 – went into effect as of July 1, 2015.  The ban includes smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and all tobacco products in all state parks in Hawaii. It applies to all areas of the parks, including beaches, picnic and camping areas, trails and roadways.

Smoking of all tobacco products and e-cigs now banned at state parks

Smoking is now banned in all Hawaiʻi State Parks, as a new law – Act 123, SLH 2015 – went into effect as of July 1, 2015. The ban includes smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and all tobacco products in all state parks in Hawaii. It applies to all areas of the parks, including beaches, picnic […]

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