Press Releases

HONOLULU – Today, Hawai‘i officials submitted a written proposal to host the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu. The development of Hawai‘i’s response to the Barack Obama Foundation’s Request for Proposal (RFP) was coordinated by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) with the full backing of the State of Hawai‘i, the City and Council of Honolulu ...
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WAILUKU, Maui – Acting Gov. Shan Tsutsui today announced that a deal to purchase one of the most iconic landmarks in Hawaii has been finalized, benefiting both the state and more than 1,600 kupuna. To mark the occasion, he also declared today “Lipoa Point Day” with a proclamation. Today’s event is a culmination of efforts ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) launched Child Passenger Safety Week on Monday, September 15, with a clear message: Let’s protect our keiki. During a news conference at the Hawaii State Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui was joined by members of the HDOT, the county police departments, the departments of Health and Education ...
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HONOLULU – Today, the Barack Obama Foundation issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University, and University of Hawai‘i, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year. “We are thrilled to advance to the next stage of ...
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WHEN:        Monday, September 15, 2014, 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE:        State Capitol, Mauka Entrance WHO:         Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Ford Fuchigami, Interim Director of Transportation Representatives from the four county police departments, Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, the Queen’s Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center for ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly State Civil Defense, and the County of Hawaii will set up Disaster Assistance and Recovery Centers (DARCs) on the island of Hawaii to provide information and services to people whose property was damaged when Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on Aug. 7. The DARCs will open ...
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HONOLULU – As emergency managers continue to assist individuals and communities recovering from damage caused by the Tropical Cyclone Iselle, the general public can help most quickly by giving monetary donations to an established relief organization. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) offers these tips on how to help: DONATE – At ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state directors today provided the following updates and recommendations for Hawaii residents and visitors at a joint news conference with the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “All levels of government are working together,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “We all need to stay alert, pay attention, and work with the emergency management ...
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WAILUKU, Maui – Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui and Mayor Alan Arakawa today joined with Maui community leaders and sporting organizations to break ground for the new Central Maui Regional Sports Complex. Located in the Wailuku-Waikapu region in Central Maui, the complex is designated in the master planned community of Waiale being developed ...
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HONOLULU — The state honored 13 businesses and nine events today for their outstanding and innovative clean energy efforts at the 2014 Hawaii Green Business Awards. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui and hosted by the Hawaii State Energy Office of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Department of ...
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