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Minimum wage bill moves forward in the Senate

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means today advanced an amended version of Senate Bill 2609, a measure that would incrementally increase Hawaii’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2017. The changes to the measure reflect the committees desire to strike a balance between concerns from advocates on both sides of the issue to […]

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Hawaii House of Representatives pass over 200 bills to the Senate

The House today passed 83 bills that cover a broad range of issues on education, health care, social services, housing and homelessness, economic development, aging and senior care, space exploration, and climate change and the environment. The body now stands in recess and will reconvene to take action on additional measures up for third reading […]

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Weak 3.8M quake in Kona shakes Big Island Saturday night (Dec 7)

An earthquake was felt around the Big Island at about 10:27 p.m. Saturday (Dec 7). The temblor was felt in the Volcano area, Ka‘u, Kona and Waimea. Data from the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude quake.

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No tsunami threat from earthquake off Waimanalo, Oahu

TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 1035 AM HST MON JUL 29 2013 TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME […]

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My friends, politics isn’t a hobby or a past time. At its center, politics is community, and we as office holders are obliged to address our efforts to the greater good of the larger community. At its heart, politics is about doing good and relieving suffering. If politics is done right, it is all about making life better for people.

Governor Abercrombie’s State of the State address for 2013

My friends, politics isn’t a hobby or a past time. At its center, politics is community, and we as office holders are obliged to address our efforts to the greater good of the larger community. At its heart, politics is about doing good and relieving suffering. If politics is done right, it is all about […]

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Time-lapse: The week in Hilo, Hawaii

Time-lapse movie looking over Hilo from the Lagoon Center towards Mauna Kea.

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Partial Solar Eclipse seen from Hawaiian Paradise Park, Puna, Hawaii at 3:26 p.m. HST May 20, 2012

Wish you were here? Partial Solar Eclipse seen from Hawaii

Partial Solar Eclipse seen from Hawaiian Paradise Park, Puna, Hawaii at 3:26 p.m. HST May 20, 2012

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today will enact House Bill 2096, a measure that maintains the Unemployment Insurance (UI) rate that employers pay for calendar year 2012.  The Legislature transmitted HB 2096 to the Governor yesterday.

Abercrombie signs Unemployment Insurance bill

Governor Neil Abercrombie today will enact House Bill 2096, a measure that maintains the Unemployment Insurance (UI) rate that employers pay for calendar year 2012. The Legislature transmitted HB 2096 to the Governor yesterday.

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Hawaii ranks fourth for U.S. Renewable Energy Attractiveness

Hawaii ranks fourth for U.S. Renewable Energy Attractiveness

MEDIA RELEASE In 2011, American renewable energy investment in solar and wind technologies dominated the global market, propelling the United States past China into the leadership position, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (CAI). Ernst & Young LLP also issued a new forward-looking report — United States Renewable Attractiveness […]

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Legal Presence Act requirements for driver licenses in March

Beginning Monday, March 5, 2012, proof of “legal presence” will be required for driver licenses and learner’s permits throughout Hawaii. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and all county Motor Vehicle, Licensing and Permits Divisions will implement the Legal Presence Act requirements in accordance to Act 28 of the 2010 state Legislative session.

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DOT to hold planning meetings in Kona, Hilo

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be updating the Regional Long-Range Land Transportation Plans (RLRLTPs) for the islands of Maui/Molokai/Lanai, Hawaii and Kauai and is asking the public to participate.

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Poll: Americans love Hawaii, dislike California

Over the course of four months starting last October, PPP asked American voters nationally about their impressions of each state. Hawaii came out on top, by far, with California bringing up the rear.

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