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Open Space Commission seeks suggestions for lands to be permanently preserved

Do you know of a special property in Hawai‘i County that should be permanently preserved? The County of Hawai‘i Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) is seeking suggestions from the public regarding lands that should be preserved because of cultural or historic significance.

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Hawaii State Holidays for 2019-2020

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Many Post Offices close early on Christmas Eve Monday (Dec 24)

Fifty-one Post Offices in Hawaii will be closing their retail lobbies at noon on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Those facilities are:

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Kanuha is appointed Deputy Planning Director

The County of Hawai`i Planning Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Duane Kanuha as Deputy Planning Director, effective January 2, 2019. Kanuha will succeed outgoing Deputy Director Daryn Arai, who will be retiring after 32 years of service with the Planning Department.

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Certification now required for renewable fuels tax credits

For calendar year 2018 and beyond, taxpayers claiming Hawaii’s renewable fuels production tax credit (RFPTC) will be subject to several revised requirements. These revised requirements are the result of the enactment of Act 142 of 2017 and Act 143 of 2018.  Following are some of the new requirements associated with each act.

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Public Works Director Simeon submits resignation letter

Department of Public Works Director Allan Simeon has submitted his resignation from the director position, effective January 31, 2019. He will remain at Public Works as an engineer. Mayor Harry Kim thanked and praised Simeon for his hard work during the two years that he has led the Department, especially during the extremely challenging four-month […]

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Judiciary offering court interpreter workshops

The Judiciary through its Office on Equality and Access to the Courts (OEAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 court interpreter workshops offered by the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Court Interpreter Certification Program (“Certification Program”). This opportunity for individuals who are proficient with English and a second language is the first step required to becoming qualified […]

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Governor Ige hosts Western Governors’ Association conference in Kona

Gov. David Ige is hosting the Western Governors’ Association’s (WGA) Winter Meeting in Kona, featuring public roundtable discussions on critical issues facing western states. Topics include renewable energy, outdoor recreation economy, healthcare, veterans’ issues, and the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative, launched by Gov. Ige.

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Two Iranian men wanted by FBI for ransomware which crippled operations of hospitals and others

Two Iranian men have been charged with deploying a sinister type of ransomware that crippled the operations of hospitals, municipalities, public institutions, and other critical networks in the United States and Canada, officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today.

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County recycling program no longer accepts #5 plastics

Due to changes in global recycling markets, starting December 1, 2018, the County of Hawai’i will no longer accept #5 plastics, plastic grocery bags, nor any clam shell-type plastic (salad, bentos, fruit, etc.) in the mixed recyclable bins at the Recycling & Transfer Stations.

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Senator Hirono’s statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ forced resignation

In a direct move to undermine the Mueller investigation, Donald Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. I am concerned that the Mueller investigation will now be overseen by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker – someone who has raised some troubling views about the investigation.

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County of Hawaii honors exemplary employees at awards ceremony

The County of Hawai’i held its 53rd Annual Employee Recognition awards ceremony for 2017-2018 on Tuesday night, with 30 exemplary employees nominated for the categories of Manager, Supervisor, and Employee of the Year.

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County of Hawaii seeks feedback on redesigned website

The County of Hawaiʻi is in the process of reimagining its website. We seek the public’s feedback to make it useful, user-friendly, and exciting. Please take a quick online survey to tell us: What you like about the current website What you don’t like What you’d like to see that is missing The image you’d […]

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County seeking applicants for Boards and Commissions

The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions. Members of most of these Boards and Commissions serve for staggered terms of five years, on a voluntary basis.

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