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Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $22 million to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) for various capital improvement projects updating state facilities, information technology (IT) infrastructure and business management software.

Governor releases $22M for state infrastructure improvements

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $22 million to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) for various capital improvement projects updating state facilities, information technology (IT) infrastructure and business management software.

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Preparedness tips for Hawaii residents from FEMA as Hurricanes Iselle and Julio approach

“I urge residents and visitors to follow the direction of state and local officials,” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said. “Be prepared and stay tuned to local media – weather conditions can change quickly as these storms approach.” When disasters occur, the first responders are local emergency and public works personnel, volunteers, humanitarian organizations and numerous […]

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Briefing on state plan for community services block grant

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor and the House Committee on Labor and Public Employment held an informational briefing Friday to get an update on the state’s Application and Plan for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016. “The Community Services Block Grant provides federal funding […]

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State general fund ending balance at $664.8 million

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii concluded fiscal year 2014 with a $664.8 million ending balance, according to the preliminary close of 2014 accounts by the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). The Department of Budget and Finance is providing this release as an annual update to the budgetary ending balance concluding fiscal year […]

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Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige face off in Waimea forum

Video from the live stream broadcast from Waimea

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Updates from Gov. Abercrombie (July 9-18)

MEDIA RELEASE Governor Shares Update from President’s Climate Change Task Force While participating in a panel discussion today at the 22nd Hawaii Conservation Conference, Gov. Neil Abercrombie shared an update from President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, to which the Governor was appointed last fall. In the plenary panel, titled “Navigating Change: […]

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The Division of Forestry and Wildlife will close the Muliwai trail and Waimanu valley campground today for the weekend, in the interest of public safety, since the trail crosses several streams that may be subject to flash flooding.  Campers holding permits for Waimanu campground are being notified. Depending on trail conditions, it should reopen on Tuesday, July 22.   The Division of State Parks will keep all Hawaii parks open.

DLNR closes forest areas before the arrival of weekend storm

The Division of Forestry and Wildlife will close the Muliwai trail and Waimanu valley campground today for the weekend, in the interest of public safety, since the trail crosses several streams that may be subject to flash flooding. Campers holding permits for Waimanu campground are being notified. Depending on trail conditions, it should reopen on […]

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Governor also signs bills on juvenile justice, child care, sustainability

State, county leaders formalize joint sustainability commitment

Governor also signs bills on juvenile justice, child care, sustainability

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HI-5 redemption centers new operating hours starting July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, the hours of operation at all ten (10) HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers at Hawai‘i County recycling and transfer stations will change. All sites will remain open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For the convenience of the public, all sites will remain open during this time, and will not close for […]

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Hawaiian Airlines jet at Hilo International Airport. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Sen. Hirono announces $2M grant for Hilo International Airport

Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced a grant of more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for upgrades at Hilo International Airport. This grant will fund the installation of approximately 12,500 linear feet of perimeter fencing to deter unauthorized persons, vehicles and wildlife from entering onto the airfield.

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Energy issues topic of West Hawaii Community Forum (June 24)

Join Representative Nicole Lowen (Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau) and guest presenters Jay Ignacio, HELCO, Catherine Lo, Blue Planet, Andrea Gill, DBEDT Office of Energy, at 6 pm on June 24th to learn more about energy issues in West Hawaii.

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (June 3-10)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ CALLS REPORT ON LONG WAIT TIMES AT HAWAII VA UNACCEPTABLE A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audit found that the average wait time for new patients seeking primary care at the VA Medical Center in Honolulu was 145 days, significantly higher than the desired goal of the VA. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz […]

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