Archive | June, 2013

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Governor enacts more legislation

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed four bills related to land preservation, emergency medical services, small boat harbors and the Kahoolawe Island Reserve while at the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui. “These measures will help to preserve Maui’s natural resources, encourage cultural activity, and improve emergency services,” Abercrombie said. “The population has increased significantly […]

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Parent-raised rare birds are first in this century

Leighton: ‘Her maternal instincts kicked in straight away and we are absolutely delighted that the chicks have successfully fledged’

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Ground broken for $7.8 million Laaloa Avenue extension

Completed mauka-makai connector will improve traffic flow, public safety

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BLNR approves rule change for Puako, Keauhou

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Land and Natural Resource has approved rule changes for Puako Bay and Puako Reef, Keauhou Bay and West Hawaii Fisheries Management Area. Board decisions taken: 1) Amend HAR Title 13 Chapter 54 Puako Bay and Puako Reef and Chapter 57 Keauhou Bay – 5 ayes, 1 nay — APPROVED […]

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Governor signs two homecare bills

MEDIA RELEASE Governor Abercrombie signed two important homecare bills into law today. HB398 enhances the efficient provision of home and community based care service by establishing a working group to review issues relating to the transition of oversight from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health. HB529 supports stable environments for, and […]

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Governor signs bill advancing clean energy goals

MEDIA RELEASE As outlined in the 2013 State of the State address, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed Senate Bill 1087, which establishes a green infrastructure financing program for Hawaii. The Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program is an innovative financing model that is designed to make clean energy improvements more affordable and accessible to underserved […]

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Governor signs healthcare transformation bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 656, establishing the Health Care Transformation Program within the Governor’s office to advance the transformation. “Improving health and the quality of care while bending the cost curve are among my administration’s top priorities,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “Addressing these concerns requires a new systematic approach that affects […]

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New website for “Hilo Grown Ag Tours”

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i Agri-Tourism Association (HATA) has announced a new website to book their “Hilo Grown Ag Tours”.  The new website (www.hawaiiagtours.com) will allow visitors and local residents to learn more about the tours and book them well in advance of their visit to Hilo. “We’re excited about this new website because it’s packed […]

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Hilo Bay Blast 4th of July Fireworks. Independence Day

Fourth of July safety information and permits

MEDIA RELEASE Fire Chief Darren Rosario announced that fireworks permits will be issued beginning Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the following location for the upcoming 4th of July celebration. The site is: * Pinky’s store in Papaikou (808) 964-5858 Each permit costs $25 and will entitle the holder to purchase up to 5,000 individual firecrackers. […]

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Aerial mapping in Kona generates complaints due to low flying helicopter

The Hawai’i Police Department is not conducting any operations involving the use of a helicopter in the Kona area. A private company is conducting a GPS mapping survey in the Kona area, which will continue until later this afternoon. The Hawai’i Police Department has received several complaints about a low flying helicopter. The company’s name […]

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Pahoa man shot with spear gun, in critical condition

Big Island police are investigating an incident involving a spear gun that occurred in the Puna District which left one person critically injured. Late last night (June 25, 2013) at about 10:15 pm, police responded to a call of a 20 year-old Pahoa man who was shot with a spear gun during a confrontation on […]

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Police warn public about magazine sales scam

Hawai´i Island police are warning the public about a recent company selling magazines door to door. The salesperson says that they are selling the magazines to benefit a local high school or get points for college or for cancer research.

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Lawmakers on Supreme Court rulings on same sex marriage

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie strongly supports the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor, which will now afford full federal rights to all couples married in states that allow same sex marriage. Abercrombie said: “In Hawaii, we believe in fairness, justice and […]

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Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs several animal protection bills as Sen. Clayton Hee's dog, Kahekili, and others look on. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor)

Governor signs measures for animal protection

MEDIA RELEASE At the Hawaiian Humane Society today, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed six bills related to protecting animals. “These measures will rightfully hold those who abuse pets accountable for their actions,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “They will also provide those who care for pets more opportunities.” The bills will strengthen animal cruelty laws, help residents find […]

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