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Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act signed into law

President Barack Obama enacted the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 at a ceremony in the Oval Office. The bill was authored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka.

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Flags at half-staff in honor of Specter (Oct. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and state flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff as directed by President Barack Obama from sunrise to sunset Oct. 16, 2012. Obama made the Presidential Proclamation “as a mark of respect […]

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Flags at half-staff to honor firefighters (Oct. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered that all Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags on Sunday, Oct. 7 as directed by President Barack Obama. The flag lowering proclamation is in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial […]

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Schatz statement on travel & tourism progress report

MEDIA RELEASE The White House has released a new travel and tourism progress report by the Departments of State and Homeland Security. The report highlights the developments made in the travel and tourism industry in response to President Obama’s Executive Order earlier this year. The Executive Order tasked the Departments of State and Homeland Security […]

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Flags ordered at half-staff Sept. 11

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. President Barack Obama ordered that all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in observance […]

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Lingle on plans to boost STEM education

MEDIA RELEASE Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii’s U.S. Senate seat, released the following statement today after President Obama announced a plan to boost students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The President’s plan includes the creation of a STEM Master Teacher Corps, which will begin in 50 locations across the country, and expand […]

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Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which proponents say will improve the country’s current health care system by increasing access to healthcare coverage for Americans and introducing new protections for people who have health insurance. The ACA provides tools to increase the ability of most […]

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White House releases report on women, economy

White House releases report on women, economy

MEDIA RELEASE At the recent White House Forum on Women and the Economy, the President discussed the importance of restoring the economic security for the middle class and creating an economy that’s built to last for America’s women. The President believes we must build an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone pays their […]

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Akaka's statement on State of the Union speech

Akaka’s statement on State of the Union speech

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement Tuesday night: “This year’s State of the Union speech was special to me. It was my last as a Member of Congress because I will retire in January 2013. have attended speeches from six different Presidents over my 36 year career. “I am […]

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President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address Tuesday (Jan 24)

Video of President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Flags to fly at half-staff (Dec. 7)

Flags to fly at half-staff (Dec. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all Hawaii flags at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. President Barack […]

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Obama calls for extending payroll tax cut

Obama calls for extending payroll tax cut

From David Plouffe, Senior Advisor to the President: It’s simple. If lawmakers don’t vote to extend the payroll tax cut, taxes for 160 million Americans will go up Jan. 1. President Obama just left the press briefing room at the White House where he called on Congress to extend the tax cut, pay for it […]

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More on Obama's American Jobs Act

More on Obama’s American Jobs Act

From the office of David Plouffe, senior advisor to the President Good afternoon, Last night, President Obama walked Congress and the nation through the American Jobs Act, his plan to create jobs in America now. It’s up to Congress to act on this set of bipartisan ideas that put people back to work and put […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 11, 2011.  President Barack Obama ordered that all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Flags ordered to fly at half-staff on Sept 11 in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside U.S. flags from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 11, 2011. President Barack Obama ordered that all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in observance […]

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