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House Passes Rep. Gabbard’s Bill to address America’s Nursing Needs

MEDIA RELEASE Washington, DC—Monday (Oct 28), the House passed H.R.728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) who are co-chairs of Congressional Nursing Caucus. The bill would reauthorize federal funding for the nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and […]

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Women's Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.

Women’s Legislative Caucus Opens Lactation Room at State Capitol

MEDIA RELEASE Women’s Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.Women’s Legislative Caucus members celebrate the blessing and opening of the new Lactation Room at the State Capitol. (From left) Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Rep. Lauren Matsumoto, Sen. Laura […]

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National drug take-back day Saturday (Oct 26)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal: Ka Waena Lapaʻau Medical […]

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Multi state $116.9M settlement with Johnson & Johnson includes Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection today announced a multistate settlement along with 40 states and the District of Columbia requiring Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. A multistate investigation found the companies […]

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Nationwide prescription drug take-back on Saturday (Oct 26)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, October 26, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal: Ka Waena Lapaʻau Medical […]

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Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center celebrates 10th anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center (KASC) staff. Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center (KASC) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The surgery center has been welcoming patients since October 2009. KASC was originally the shared vision of a group of local surgeons, who sought to provide on-island, same-day surgical care for the West Hawaii community. Originally KASC […]

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Greener Hawaii

Greener Hawaii and Hawaii Island Sierra Club urge vote for Council Bill 101

MEDIA RELEASE A joint press release of Greener Hawaii and Hawaii Island Sierra Club There will be less worry about the health of the island and its people, children, pets and wildlife if Rebecca Shute-Villegas’ Bill 101 to limit the County’s use of chemical herbicides is approved by the County Council. District 7 Councilwoman Villegas […]

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DBEDT, ICCC and Kaiser Permanente partner to help small businesses in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) of the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is supporting the intensive executive education of 70 Hawaii small business owners by partnering with Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), a national program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) […]

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Every Kid Outdoors

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites 4th graders, and their families, for free Saturday (Oct 12)

Treat your family to a fun-filled morning at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday, October 12, between 9-11 a.m., to celebrate the recently passed Every Kid Outdoors Act, and to receive a free Every Kid Outdoors pass.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course to be held at NAS Swimming Pool October 7-11, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Section, will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course at the NAS Pool from October 7- 11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The course fee is $75. Participants are required to pre-register and pass a prerequisite test. To schedule the prerequisite test, please contact […]

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A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. HST. By 9:00 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 70 m (230 ft) were erupting from the fissure. Photo taken Saturday, May 5, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kīlauea Eruption SpeakOuts Scheduled October 4 & 5

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island residents are invited to attend SpeakOut events on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 to help guide the 2018 Kīlauea eruption recovery efforts. Both events will be held at the Pāhoa High and Intermediate School cafeteria, with the first focusing on Puna’s youth. The October 4 Youth SpeakOut is scheduled […]

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Free Surf Camp for keiki with disabilities to be held at Richardson Ocean Park

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Surfers Healing Camp for children with disabilities will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo. This free camp will provide keiki the unique opportunity to surf one-on-one with professionals.

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Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program study finds pesticides may play a role in cardiovascular disease

The new study emphasizes the importance of using protective gear when handling pesticides on the job and including information about pesticide exposure in your medical history.

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State Representative John Mizuno at the Kamehameha Longs Drugs CVS Pharmacy.

Longs Drugs provides disposal sites for prescription drugs

Prescription drugs disposal now being utilized by CVS/Longs Drugs at 17 of their pharmacies statewide.

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