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How to do business with FEMA

MEDIA RELEASE Business owners interested in working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are invited to attend upcoming “Industry Day” events in Hilo and Kailua-Kona. The events, organized by FEMA and Hawai‘i County, will provide information on how local companies can provide services before, during and after disasters Schedule: Thursday, October 24: 9 a.m.-4 […]

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REAL ID enforcement begins in a year for travel

REAL ID enforcement will begin on October 1, 2020, and you MUST have a REAL ID-compliant form of identification.

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Green waste bins at the Keaau Transfer Station in Puna. Photos by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Kealakehe green waste site closed today (Oct 3) from 8 a.m. due to equipment issues

MEDIA RELEASE The Kealakehe (Kona) Transfer Station’s green waste site only is closed today, October 3, 2019, due to equipment issues. The facility is expected to reopen as regularly scheduled tomorrow, October 4, 2019. The public may take their green waste to the West Hawaiʻi Organics Facility, aka Puʻuanahulu landfill in Waikoloa, which is open […]

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Blessing and art dedication at Keahuolu Courthouse

The recently opened Keahuolu Courthouse in West Hawaiʻi was formally blessed and the artwork dedicated Tuesday morning (Oct 1) under sunny Kona skies before 300 people.

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Changes to the County’s 2-bin recycling program, effective Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Due to significant decreases in the global recycling markets, the County, unfortunately, will no longer be able to accept some of the items collected at our transfer stations. The County’s current 2-Bin recycling program includes a “mixed bin” for recycling of paper, plastic, cardboard/boxboard, and aluminum/tin, and a second “glass bin” for non-HI-5 glass. As […]

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Senator Hirono reintroduces legislative plan to improve opportunities for women and minorities in STEM

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) last week reintroduced her legislative plan to improve opportunities for women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Small business regulatory review launches new website

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has a new website that will make the regulatory process more small business-friendly.

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County of Hawaii experiences issues with receiving email from the public

Please be advised that the County of Hawai‘i has been experiencing issues since Tuesday (Sept 10) with receiving email from the public.   The Department of Information Technology is currently working with our support vendor to identify the issue.  We anticipate the retrieval of any back-logged emails, and will respond them as soon as possible. We […]

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Hawaii County receives $243.1M for capital improvement projects

The House of Representatives adjourned their 2019 session last week and passed $243.1 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 for various projects across Hawai‘i County.

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Another excellent Kona sunset. ( photo courtesy of Keahi Kapela)

Legislators want to study the impacts of popular sunscreen chemicals on health and the environment

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.– Wednesday (May 8), Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to better inform the public about the effects that sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs around the world. The Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Impact Study Act of 2019 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the […]

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Public can vote for Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to win award

Beginning Friday, May 10, members of the public can vote online (websites listed below) for the “People’s Choice Award” to honor the federal employee/team they believe has made the most significant contribution to the American people. Voting ends on July 8. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at a Partnership for Public Service event […]

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Coastal lands at Hāna, Maui. Photo courtesy of DLNR

State land board approves $4.5M in land conservation grants

Kohala lands within the Kula Iwi (homeland) of Kamehameha the Great on Hawai‘i island; stunningly beautiful coastal pasture in Hāna, Maui; restored access to a Hawaiian fishpond on Kaua‘i’s north shore; and two tracts of high-quality O‘ahu forest can now be protected for public benefit with the help of grant funding from the State Legacy […]

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Law Day 2019

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society Judiciary Celebrates Law Day 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Throughout May, the Hawaii State Judiciary is sponsoring special events and presentations in observance of Law Day, celebrated annually on May 1 to recognize our nation’s dedication to the ideals of equality and justice under law. It also highlights the legal process and the role of our courts in protecting the freedoms of […]

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County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions.  Members of most of these Boards and Commissions serve for staggered terms of five years, on a voluntary basis.  The following vacancies need to be filled: Cultural Resource Commission (2 vacancies; seeking an Architect and a Planner respectively for these vacancies)Environmental Management Commission (Council Districts 3, 5)Fire Board of Appeals: (5 […]

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