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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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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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Abercrombie: Line-item reduction of state budget needed

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, along with Attorney General David Louie and Finance Director Kalbert Young, has announced a plan to address an inconsistency in the amount of approximately $444 million between the budget bill and the bond authorization bill passed by the Legislature that is preventing each bill from being signed into law. “The […]

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Governor signs bill forming climate adaptation committee

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 1714 (Act 83), a measure that establishes an interagency climate adaptation committee to develop a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation report addressing statewide impacts to 2050.

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The program will solidify Hawaii’s position as a national leader in a growing movement to develop clean energy financing solutions. GEMS is designed to help meet the state’s ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency goals by using public dollars to mobilize private-sector capital in a way that stimulates the growth of Hawaii’s clean energy economy.

DBEDT seeks to make clean energy more accessible for Hawaii

The program will solidify Hawaii’s position as a national leader in a growing movement to develop clean energy financing solutions. GEMS is designed to help meet the state’s ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency goals by using public dollars to mobilize private-sector capital in a way that stimulates the growth of Hawaii’s clean energy economy.

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting applications from interested person for vacant seats on the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program Advisory Council on Hawaii Island.

Applications being taken for Na Ala Hele Trails advisory council

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting applications from interested person for vacant seats on the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program Advisory Council on Hawaii Island.

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