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State owned portion of Chain of Craters Road turned over to Hawaii County

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today issued an executive order that turns over 3.68 miles of the state-owned portion of Chain of Craters Road near Kalapana to Hawaii County. The executive order states that the land is “hereby turned over to the County of Hawaii, in fee simple, for use as a county highway, and the County […]

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Governor signs supplemental emergency proclamation to rebuild Chain of Craters Road

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to include the repair, restorations, rebuilding, or reestablishment of Chain of Craters Road, for use as an alternate emergency route should the June 27th lava flow cross Highway 130 near Pahoa and isolate communities in lower Puna from the rest of Hawaii County.

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Governor signs bill forming climate adaptation committee

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 1714 (Act 83), a measure that establishes an interagency climate adaptation committee to develop a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation report addressing statewide impacts to 2050.

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Governor Abercrombie recognizes teacher’s commitment to excellence

Gov. Neil Abercrombie joined representatives of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board in congratulating Hawaii’s 65 school teachers statewide who this year earned National Board certification.

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Governor Abercrombie’s State of the State address for 2013

My friends, politics isn’t a hobby or a past time. At its center, politics is community, and we as office holders are obliged to address our efforts to the greater good of the larger community. At its heart, politics is about doing good and relieving suffering. If politics is done right, it is all about […]

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Governor Abercrombie makes statement regarding the PLDC

Gov. Abercrombie today stated: “With many others, I believe in the legislative intent of Act 55, which has the potential to support using public lands for public purposes that otherwise will not have sufficient funding. “However, after reviewing the information compiled by the DLNR and suggested rule and regulation proposals, I believe the administrative rules […]

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Abercrombie releases $70.2M for projects across Hawaii

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $70.2 million for various capital improvement projects (CIPs) across Hawaii that will help carry the state’s recovery into the New Year.

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Abercrombie appoints Judge Dean Ochiai to First Circuit Court

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of District Court Judge Dean E. Ochiai to the Hawaii First Circuit Court. Judge Ochiai, 57, will fill a vacancy left by Judge Richard Pollack, who became Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Ochiai’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Landowner Castle & Cook has filed a transfer application with the Public Utilities Commission.  Castle & Cook owns 98 percent of the island’s 141 square miles. The buyer is Lawrence Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation.

Ambercrombie praises sale of Lanai to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Landowner Castle & Cook has filed a transfer application with the Public Utilities Commission. Castle & Cook owns 98 percent of the island’s 141 square miles. The buyer is Lawrence Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation.

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As heavy rains, high winds and flooding continues over the islands of Kaua'i and O'ahu, Governor Neil Abercrombie this morning signed a disaster proclamation for both islands. The proclamation allows for any necessary and appropriate steps to be carried out; and provides for activation of civil defense and other emergency functions to ensure public health and safety.

Governor Abercrombie signs disaster proclamation for Kauai and Oahu storm damage

As heavy rains, high winds and flooding continues over the islands of Kaua’i and O’ahu, Governor Neil Abercrombie this morning signed a disaster proclamation for both islands. The proclamation allows for any necessary and appropriate steps to be carried out; and provides for activation of civil defense and other emergency functions to ensure public health […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie with the 2012 State of the State address.

Governor Abercrombie presents his 2012 State of the State Address

‘Earlier this month, the Council of Revenues projected a 3 percent decline in our revenue forecast, which amounts to $130 million. The question then, is how do we address what could be a daunting fiscal picture.’

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With the start of the 2012 Legislative Session, the Office of the Governor is reminding interested individuals who are looking to serve the public to consider service on a board or commission.  Applications are being accepted for service on numerous boards and commissions including the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, and the Island Burial Councils.

Governor seeking applicants for boards and commissions

With the start of the 2012 Legislative Session, the Office of the Governor is reminding interested individuals who are looking to serve the public to consider service on a board or commission. Applications are being accepted for service on numerous boards and commissions including the Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, and the […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $2.45 million for various design and management Capitol Improvement Projects (CIP) at Honolulu International Airport.

Honolulu International Airport is the state’s primary transportation hub for local, visitor and business travel throughout the islands and to 42 mainland and international cities.

Governor Abercrombie releases CIP funds for Honolulu International Airport

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $2.45 million for various design and management Capitol Improvement Projects (CIP) at Honolulu International Airport. Honolulu International Airport is the state’s primary transportation hub for local, visitor and business travel throughout the islands and to 42 mainland and international cities.

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Continuing on the path of investing in education, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $14.2 million for additional Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at schools and libraries.

Governor Abercrombie releases $14.2M for education, library projects

Continuing on the path of investing in education, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $14.2 million for additional Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at schools and libraries.

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