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State launches web-based green employer directory

State launches web-based green employer directory

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has launched a web-based directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative. Green employers — who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation — post profiles in the directory that describe their operations, specify their […]

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Clean energy focus of $90M in federal funds

Clean energy focus of $90M in federal funds

MEDIA RELEASE More than $90 million in federal stimulus funds are working to create jobs and enhance and innovate Hawaii’s use of clean, renewable sources of energy, Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka have announced. The $90.2 million at work in Hawaii comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Hawaii has […]

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Stimulus funds aid low-income families with energy retrofits

Stimulus funds aid low-income families with energy retrofits

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced three state departments are teaming up to use $3.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to provide low-income Hawaii residents with energy efficiency retrofits. The collaboration by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), […]

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Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced $425,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will go to the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) to continue the annual event, expand teacher training programs and provide support for the Neighbor Islands to assist students and teachers to attend the state and international events annually.

Stimulus funds to help save state Science and Engineering Fair

Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced $425,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will go to the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) to continue the annual event, expand teacher training programs and provide support for the Neighbor Islands to assist students and teachers to attend the state and […]

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The 18-month project is ahead of schedule and sprouting benefits

A Pelekane Bay kind of day

The 18-month project is ahead of schedule and sprouting benefits

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Lingle authorizes $2.8M for robotics programs

Lingle authorizes $2.8M for robotics programs

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle announced in her State of the State Address that she has authorized the use of $2,805,200 in federal stimulus funds to enhance robotics education programs in Hawaii’s schools. The funds will be provided to the University of Hawaii College of Engineering, which will disburse the money to the Friends of […]

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Hirono announces $6M to provide training for green jobs

Hirono announces $6M to provide training for green jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono has announced the awarding of $6 million in U.S. Department of Labor State Energy Sector Partnership and Training Grants funding to help develop Hawaii’s green industries by providing workers with cutting-edge training in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and biofuels. “This $6 million grant will be put to good use, […]

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Hirono votes to redirect TARP funds

Hirono votes to redirect TARP funds

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) Wednesday voted in support of the Jobs for Main Street Act, H.R. 2847, legislation that will redirect the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds from Wall Street to create and save urgently needed American jobs. The bill provides $75 billion in targeted investments for highways and transit, school […]

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...But, wait, there's more, Hirono announces

…But, wait, there’s more, Hirono announces

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono has announced the awarding of $1,440,002 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant  funding to support a number of programs on the neighbor islands ranging from the development of healthy agricultural and culinary programs to the supporting of Native Hawaiian language television broadcasts. The federal funding will […]

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Federal funds coming to Hawaii, Inouye announces

Federal funds coming to Hawaii, Inouye announces

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor Sen. Daniel Inouye has detailed federal monies coming Hawaii’s way in several media releases over the last few days. Inouye, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, made the announcements after the full Senate approved $60,550,000 in funding for various transportation, housing and urban development initiatives in Hawaii. The bill must now face […]

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Stimulus-funded highway projects underway

Stimulus-funded highway projects underway

MEDIA RELEASE Federal stimulus money has been hitting its targets, paying for new projects and creating jobs in Hawaii, according to state transportation officials.  Nine projects worth $63 million have benefitted from the funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Among them are projects that call for resurfacing a highway of […]

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Hawaii transportation projects ahead of ARRA schedule

Hawaii transportation projects ahead of ARRA schedule

MEDIA RELEASE Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have announced transportation projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are putting people to work and building a foundation for the country’s long-term economic strength.  Highway obligation deadline information for Hawaii; Date 50 percent met: June 19; Funds put to work: […]

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State to receive $10.2M in unemployment insurance modernization incentive funds

State to receive $10.2M in unemployment insurance modernization incentive funds

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division will receive nearly $10.2 million in modernization incentive funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The announcement was made Friday, May 22 by Darwin Ching, director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. States can qualify for a share of the $7 billion in […]

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Kona highway among top projects to benefit from federal stimulus money; parks, police, fire, sewer, job training also on the list

Kenoi details $75M in projected stimulus funding

Kona highway among top projects to benefit from federal stimulus money; parks, police, fire, sewer, job training also on the list

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