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Non-essential state workers in Hawaii & Maui Counties put on leave August 22-24 due to Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has granted administrative leave for non-essential state employees in Hawai‘i and Maui counties, as the state prepares for severe weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Lane. State offices on Hawai‘i Island and Maui will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 through Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

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Hurricane Hector

Hurricane Hector passing south of Hawaii Island

As Hurricane Hector continues to move on a westerly track toward south of the state, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) continues to work with emergency management and civil defense partners to monitor the storm. It was located about 220 miles south-southeast of Hilo moving west at 15 mph. A tropical storm warning remained in effect […]

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Hurricane Hector

Residents and visitors advised to continue storm preparedness efforts

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) continues to work with emergency management and civil defense partners to monitor potential impacts from Hurricane Hector. Hector is about 360 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. Hector is expected to pass within 100 to 150 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday. A tropical storm […]

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Hurricane Hector Emergency Proclamation for the County of Hawaii

WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaii Revised Statutes, provides for the establishment of County organizations for emergency management and disaster relief with the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management within the County. WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaii Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a Civil Defense […]

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Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Hawaii airports division receives upgraded bond rating

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the Airports Division’s bond rating was upgraded by S&P Global Ratings (S&P) to AA- from A+ in advance of its upcoming bond issuance. S&P recognized the strength of management as a key credit strength, noting that the Airports Division has: “Very strong management and governance, […]

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Rep. Gabbard backs bill to alleviate the forecast of a nursing shortage

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce projects that the United States will face a nursing shortage of roughly 200,000 nursing professionals by 2020.

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Governor David Ige signs bill making Hawai‘i first in the world to ban certain sunscreens

Gov. David Ige signed SB 2571, Act 104 — prohibiting the sale, offer of sale, and distribution of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate in Hawai‘i, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The purpose of this law is to preserve marine ecosystems, including coral reefs. Scientific studies have shows that oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic […]

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West Hawaii candidates forum set for July 3 & 10, 2018

Candidates for State Senator District 3 and County Council District 7 will be held in West Hawaii in July.

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Web-based land inventory system available to the public on June 29, 2018

The central Public Land Trust Information System (PLTIS) available only to State and County agencies since January 2015 becomes accessible to anyone tomorrow, June 29, 2018. The online site is found at pltis.hawaii.gov

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Waimea DMV office to be closed for lunch July 2-24, 2018

The County of Hawai’i Finance Department informs the public that the Waimea office of the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division will be cutting off the waiting line from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. from July 2 through July 24, due to a staff shortage. “We will service whoever is in line at 10:30 a.m., prior […]

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Hurricane Madeline captured at 3 p.m. HST Sunday (Aug 28). NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Madeline in the Central Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to prepare for hurricane season

With the arrival of hurricane season, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is reminding residents to prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water, and other supplies.

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Status of proposed Nā‘ālehu wastewater treatment plant

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the County of Hawai‛i to close Large Capacity Cesspools (LCC) in Pāhala and Nā‛ālehu. The County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) currently operates three LCCs in Nā‛ālehu. Untreated wastewater from Nā’ālehu cesspools is currently disposed of directly into the ground. This disposal method is a potential health […]

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Mayor Kim taken to Hilo Medical Center ER with relapse of pneumonia

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim was taken to the Emergency Room at Hilo Medical Center early Friday morning and was diagnosed with a relapse of pneumonia. The Mayor said he suffered severe chills, and his wife called 911 for an ambulance. He was released from the ER and is resting at home. He was diagnosed […]

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Hawaii to ban pesticides containing chlorpyrifos

Gov. David Ige signed SB3095 Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use pesticides will be required to report annually to […]

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