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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seeks Hawaii student entries for 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawai‘i middle and high school students for the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide app competition. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said: “The Congressional App Competition is an innovative opportunity for our students to share their unique talents and creativity with people across Hawaiʻi and […]

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Tropical Cyclone Olivia closes in on Hawaii Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2018. Image via NOAA

Gov. Ige signs an emergency proclamation in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone Olivia

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. Even if Olivia arrives as a Tropical Storm, as predicted, Hawai‘i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive […]

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Gov. Ige asks for Presidential disaster declaration for impacts from Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has asked the President of the United States to declare a major disaster for the State of Hawai‘i as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Lane. This includes floods and wildfires that occurred as a result of the hurricane, from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, 2018.

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State commission adopts recommendations on impacts of climate change sea level rise

The Hawai‘i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (Climate Commission) at its regular quarterly meeting yesterday adopted a series of recommendations and finalized a mission statement to help guide Hawai‘i’s response to the impacts of climate change. The Climate Commission is led by the DLNR Chair and the Director of the State Office of Planning […]

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Fourth supplementary emergency proclamation covering Kilauea eruption

MEDIA RELEASE WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a […]

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Electronic filing now available for solar water heater variance

The State of Hawaii has made several changes to the application process for a solar water heater variance, including a new electronic filing option and the addition of a $25 processing fee. State law requires all new single-family dwellings in Hawaii to be built with a solar water heating system unless a variance is granted […]

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center in Pahoa will be closed Labor Day weekend

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend. The Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will close for business at its normal time of 6 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and will re-open for business […]

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Gov. Ige selects Halawa Valley animal quarantine station as the site of new Oahu Community Correctional Center

The State of Hawaiʻi has completed its review of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). The Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and the Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted the EIS to the state on July 8, 2018. Gov. David Ige and the […]

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Gov. Ige signs a supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance related to Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has signed a supplementary proclamation to extend relief for disaster damages resulting from Hurricane Lane. While the hurricane weakened rapidly on Friday, Aug. 24, the storm’s moisture was spread over a greater area and resulted in prolonged periods of slow-moving, heavy rain that continues to impact the state. In addition, high winds […]

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Councilwoman Ruggles refrains from legislative duties citing possible war crimes liability

Council member Jen Ruggles released a letter today in response to Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela’s opinion regarding possible criminal liability for war crimes. In a letter on Corporation Counsel letterhead dated August 22, 2018, Kamelamela’s answer consisted of two sentences stating, “we opine that you will not incur criminal liability under state, federal and international […]

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Civil Defense shares guidelines from Dept. of Health on Hurricane Lane clean-up

This is a Civil Defense update for 12 noon, Monday, August 27, 2018.  The Department of Public Works, partnering with the American Red Cross and local CERT teams, continues their damage assessments from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the storm, please call 808-643-5555. Please be careful when traveling on the roads. Closures […]

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Arizona Sen. John McCain

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset […]

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All state courts will be open Monday (Aug 27)

The Hawaii State Judiciary announced today that all courthouses and facilities will resume normal operations on Monday, Aug. 27. The courts had been closed due to Hurricane Lane. Anyone scheduled to appear at a courthouse on Monday, should appear as scheduled. Hearings or trials postponed due to the closure of the courts will be rescheduled […]

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Wailoa River State Recreation Area. File Photo.

DLNR to reopen state parks Saturday, Wailoa River State Recreation Area to remain closed

On Hawai‘i island as well, all parks are expected to reopen except for Wailoa River State Recreation Area. DLNR Division of State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell said, “We think any damage to state parks was minimal at worst and we appreciate the kokua many park users showed in staying out of parks during the storm. […]

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