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Gov. David. Ige talks masks and other coronavirus concerns; Honolulu's 911, ambulance services stand ready; Local company has masks hookup; Local film industry hit hard but optimistic about future

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Updated: 3/23/20, 9:07 p.m.

The state Department of Health said Hawaii has recorded its first death from the coronavirus. The Oahu adult with multiple underlying conditions died on March 20. The department said in a news release that the victim had potential, indirect travel-related exposure.

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It's here, Hawaii's first coronavirus case. What happens next depends heavily on the steps taken by local, state and federal officials as the potentially fatal, financially disruptive epidemic infects the islands.

Senate President Ron Kouchi; Governor on Covid-19; Princess Kawananakoa's Financial Status in Question; Tim Wu on Net Neutrality

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Updated: Dec. 26, 2:15 p.m.

Hawaii County is temporarily closing the Mauna Kea Access Road on Hawaii Island until Saturday as the road is cleared and made completely accessible to the public, Mayor Harry Kim announced Thursday. This follows a morning when public traffic was flowing around protestersʻ tents on the road. 

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants to spend an additional half a billion dollars over the next two years on state government operations.

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Citing changed conditions atop Mauna Kea, Governor David Ige has withdrawn his emergency proclamation. During a press conference, Ige told reporters that the Department of Land and Natural Resources have approved a two year deadline extension to begin construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope.

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Gov. David Ige signed a bill Monday to revitalize the Aloha Stadium area and provide funding for construction of a new stadium. H.B. 1586, now Act 268, allows the Hawaii Community Development Authority to upgrade state-owned property under the stadium authority’s jurisdiction and designates the area around the sports center as the Stadium Development District.

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Leaders in the state Senate and House of Representatives announced on Friday that lawmakers will not attempt to override any vetoes issued by Governor David Ige. 

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Governor Releases Intent to Veto; Seawater Air Conditioning with Eric Matsutomi; Reality Check; Caly Plantcam

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HONOLULU — Hawaii's governor will support a state bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, a report said.

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Ryan Finnerty

Hawaii Governor David Ige on Monday announced he plans to veto a bill that would require short-term rental booking platforms to collect state taxes. The measure, S.B. 1292, was passed by the state Senate last month by a single vote.

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The 2017 federal tax cuts created something called “Opportunity Zones.” The idea was to give investors a tax break by putting money into economically troubled areas.

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Farmers and ranchers from across the state met with Governor David Ige and legislators today in an attempt to revive a contentious water rights bill. The group says without House Bill 1326, hundreds of Hawaiʻi’s farmers and ranchers would lose their access to water at the end of the year.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Nolan Espinda, Gov. David Ige’s nominee to head the state Department of Public Safety, won’t get the backing of a key legislative committee.

Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi

A state Senate committee deferred a decision Thursday on Gov. David Ige’s nominee to head the Department of Public Safety.

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The dates for the Honolulu City Council District 4 Special Election were announced today.

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The Governor delivered his State of the State address to the Legislature today.

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Governor David Ige gave his fifth State of the State address on Tuesday. He touched on some familiar issues like affordable housing and homelessness. But he also outlined some less expected policies on public funded Pre-Kindergarden and giving counties a greater share of the Transient Accomodation Tax. Listen to the governor's full remarks here.

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Governor Gives First State of the State of Second Term; Citizen Participation in Government 

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The Governor submitted his executive budget request to the state legislature today as required by law.

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The Inauguration Ceremony for the state’s top chief executives was conducted today.

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The Hawai’i Supreme Court invalidated the Constitutional Amendment question for public education funding on the Nov 6th General Election ballot.  But, 85 percent of voters made choices, anyway. 

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The 2018 General Election delivered huge wins for Democrats on the top of the party ticket.

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Governor David Ige’s nominee for the Intermediate Court of Appeals faced members of the Senate today.

State Leaders Will Look for More Public School Funding

Oct 22, 2018
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State leaders, educators and community supporters came out today to call for additional funding for public education.  This, in light of the Supreme Court ruling Friday to invalidate a constitutional amendment for that purpose.

Governor Praises FEMA Support During Disasters

Aug 31, 2018
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Federal agency leaders were briefed today on relief efforts in the state during 4 months of devastating natural disasters. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, who also heads the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says FEMA coordinators were already in Hawai’i assisting during the volcanic eruption on the Big Island, the April flood on Kaua’i and O’ahu, and ramped up operations when Hurricane Lane threatened the islands August 22nd.

 

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The state is moving ahead with its plan to replace O’ahu’s aging jail for pre-trial detainees and those will less than a year sentence.

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The effects of Hurricane Lane are being felt on the Big Island and has prompted State and County leaders to take immediate action.

State and Counties Brace for Hurricane Lane

Aug 21, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The State and Counties are preparing for Hurricane Lane, which is moving toward the island chain.

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