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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as a two-lane roadway

Mayor Billy Kenoi said, “The two-lane, reconstructed Chain of Craters Road will be a lifeline for thousands of our residents, and is essential for the safety and well-being of our working families and our entire community.”

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Gov. Neil Abercrombie today issued an executive order that turns over 3.68 miles of the state-owned portion of Chain of Craters Road near Kalapana to Hawaii County.
 
The executive order states that the land is “hereby turned over to the County of Hawaii, in fee simple, for use as a county highway, and the County of Hawaii shall hereafter be responsible for its repair and maintenance as a county highway.”

State owned portion of Chain of Craters Road turned over to Hawaii County

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today issued an executive order that turns over 3.68 miles of the state-owned portion of Chain of Craters Road near Kalapana to Hawaii County. The executive order states that the land is “hereby turned over to the County of Hawaii, in fee simple, for use as a county highway, and the County […]

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Residents in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna work to cover damaged portions of a roof torn away by Tropical Storm Iselle. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

FEMA Disaster Declaration issued for TS Iselle damage

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Iselle during the period of August 7-9, 2014.

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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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