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State Historic Preservation offices will be closed on Mondays starting Monday (April 8)

MEDIA RELEASE (Honolulu) –Starting on Monday April 8, 2019 and until further notice, the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) will institute “I Mua  Mondays”. On all Monday’s SHPD offices statewide will be closed to the public and SHPD willnotaccept meetings, phone calls, emails or “walk-ins”. SHPD’s Library will also be […]

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Draft EIS meeting on proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Plant upgrade Monday (March 25)

Public Information Meeting and Open House for Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Upgrade Project

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Judiciary commemorates National Judicial Outreach Week

In observance of National Judicial Outreach Week 2019 (March 1 – 10), the Hawaii State Judiciary has produced videos with judges answering some of the questions most frequently asked by the public. The videos are part of the Judiciary’s ongoing efforts to increase public understanding of the courts and our system of justice.

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Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) today introduced two bipartisan marijuana bills

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Observatories on Mauna Kea. Photography by Baron Sekiya for Hawaii 24/7.

Mayor Kim on panel discussion on the future management of Mauna Kea

Mayor Harry Kim has been invited by the William S. Richardson School of Law to participate in a panel discussion regarding the Future of Management on Mauna Kea on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 6:15 p.m.The panel, moderated by KITV 4 news anchor Moanikeala Nabarro, will also feature:

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ACLU reminds government to prevent censorship of social media

Like many of us, public officials and government agencies use social media to communicate, interact and to be accessible – getting comments and engaging in discussion with constituents, voters, and supporters.

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Hawaii State House Republicans reject ranked-choice voting in elections

Ranked-choice voting is a method of voting that would let each voter choose their first, second, and third candidate in a contested election. The candidate with the fewest first-preference votes is eliminated. First-preference votes to the failed candidate will then be eliminated, directing their second-choice votes to the respective candidate. The process continues until one […]

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Mayor Kim’s office submits the county budget for FY2019-2020

This proposed FY 2019-20 budget is $55,533,138 or 10.7 percent larger than the FY 2018-19 budget and includes two new funds, the General Excise Tax Fund, and the Short Term Vacation Rental Enforcement Fund. This budget reflects $26.1 million in additional salaries, wages, and employee benefit expenses. Fringe benefit increases were a result of higher […]

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Three vent sites in Leilani Estates subdivision at 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. The area has been evacuated due to fumes, fire and lava hazards. Photos by Steven Royston | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Kilauea eruption recovery webpage available for those impacted

A webpage dedicated to Kīlauea eruption recovery is now live on the County site at www.hawaiicounty.gov/kilauea-e…

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Parks and Recreation hiring summer fun workers overseeing keiki

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation has extended its deadline seeking applicants for temporary summer jobs working with keiki who attend its 2019 Summer Fun Program.

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TSA Pre expands to include 9 more airlines both domestic and international

The Transportation Security Administration announced today the expansion of its TSA Pre expedited screening program to nine additional domestic and international carriers. The new partnering airlines are Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris. Today’s announcement brings the number of airlines participating in […]

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Meetings for proposed fees and rules amendments for small boat harbors in March

People who use any of Hawai‘i’s small boat harbors, offshore moorings, landings or wharfs will have a chance to comment on new proposed fees and rules at a series of five public hearings to be held around the state in early March. The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) which manages 16 harbors […]

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County housing department’s administration section moves to new location in Hilo

The Mayor’s office is pleased to announce that the Administration section of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has re-located to 1990 Kino‘ole Street, Suite #102, Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720.

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Interviews with Mayor Harry Kim on Na Leo TV

Mayor Harry Kim’s recent interview with Stacy Higa of Na Leo TV regarding his vision for Mauna Kea will be on the air as follows, and is also available on demand from Na Leo’s streaming service at www.naleo.tv : Here are some additional air dates for “Aupuni Connections: Mayor Harry Kim”

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