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Minimum wage bill moves forward in the Senate

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – 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 […]

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Hawaii House of Representatives pass over 200 bills to the Senate

MEDIA RELEASE Honolulu, Hawaii – 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 […]

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

View Larger Map By Hawaii 24/7 Staff UPDATED (12/8/2013 at 8:36 AM) Event Time 2013-12-08 08:27:17 UTC 2013-12-07 22:27:17 UTC-10:00 at epicenter 2013-12-07 22:27:17 UTC-10:00 system time Location 19.593°N 155.864°W depth=14.9km (9.3mi) Nearby Cities 8km (5mi) NE of Honalo, Hawaii 14km (9mi) ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 82km (51mi) W of Hilo, Hawaii 93km (58mi) W […]

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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

MEDIA RELEASE Governor Neil Abercrombie Mister Speaker, Madame President, former Governors, distinguished justices of the courts, representatives of our Congressional Delegation, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, other elected officials, honored guests, family and friends. Aloha. My friends, politics isn’t a hobby or a past time. At its center, politics is community, and we as […]

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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

Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 Not as spectacular as the annular eclipse seen on the mainland and elsewhere but you can’t complain too much watching from Hawaii on a nice balmy day. For more information about the partial eclipse and about the upcoming Lahaina Noon visit: www.hawaii247.com/?p=67733 And if you missed this solar […]

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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

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has enacted House Bill 2096, a measure that maintains the Unemployment Insurance (UI) rate that employers pay for calendar year 2012. HB 2096 maintains the UI rate that employers will pay for calendar year 2012. Without this measure, a business would have had to pay an additional $550 per year […]

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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

MEDIA RELEASE In accordance to Act 28 of the 2010 state legislative session, the state Department of Transportation and all counties will require proof of “legal presence” for all persons applying for, renewing or reinstating Hawaii driver licenses or learner’s permits beginning on March 5, 2012. HONOLULU – Beginning Monday, March 5, 2012, proof of […]

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DOT to hold planning meetings in Kona, Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input on Regional Long-Range Land Transportation Plans for the Islands of Maui/Molokai/Lanai, Hawaii and Kauai Public meeting will be held on the islands of Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai. For more information, visit www.hawaiilongrangeplan.com or call the HDOT’s Public Affairs Office at 808-587-2160. HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department […]

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Poll: Americans love Hawaii, dislike California

MEDIA RELEASE 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. Americans generally have a favorable view of most states. Only five are in negative territory, led by California (27% favorable […]

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