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State recruitment open for adult corrections officers

The Department of Public Safety is currently looking for people, on all islands, interested in becoming an adult corrections officer (ACO). Statewide ACO recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) website. It closes on March 1.

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County vehicle registration and license services suspended in Kona & Waimea

The Finance Department reports that Vehicle Registration and Driver’s License Services are not available in Waimea and at the West Hawaii Civic Center until further notice due to severed cables by falling trees. Services are available in Hilo and Pahoa. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we restore services.

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Applicants wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the State of Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. The terms will run from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2023. Members of the Commission serve on a voluntary basis for a four-year term and may be reappointed for a second four-year term. Reasonable expenses […]

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TSA reports longer checkpoint times at airports due to staffing during the shutdown

While national average wait times are within normal TSA times of 30 minutes for standard lanes and 10 minutes for TSA Pre, some airports experienced longer than usual wait times.

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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

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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