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NASA, Hawaii hook up on space exploration, science

NASA, Hawaii hook up on space exploration, science

MEDIA RELEASE NASA and the State of Hawaii agreed Tuesday, April 13 to collaborate in a variety of activities involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science. During a ceremony at the state capitol in Honolulu, NASA’s Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden and Gov. Linda Lingle signed a three-year non-reimbursable […]

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Tsunami Awareness Month proclamation

Tsunami Awareness Month proclamation

As an island chain in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is vulnerable to tsunamis, which are defined as ocean waves created by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Tsunamis have the potential to be dangerous, as witnessed by the destruction in Indonesia, American Samoa and independent Samoa and most recently in Chile. Hawaii is fortunate […]

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Federal, state, county and community commit to protecting and preserving 175-mile corridor

Agreement signed on Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

Federal, state, county and community commit to protecting and preserving 175-mile corridor

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Signing ceremony for Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Feb. 21)

Signing ceremony for Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Feb. 21)

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Representatives of the National Park Service, state of Hawaii, and county of Hawaii join together as three levels of government to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to focus on establishing the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail and to set forth the roles and responsibilities of each partner agency to protect and […]

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Lt. Gov. Aiona stops by to encourage families to read aloud, spend quality time together

Kealakehe reading program draws 600

Lt. Gov. Aiona stops by to encourage families to read aloud, spend quality time together

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Aiona disappointed by Senate decision on sports commission

Aiona disappointed by Senate decision on sports commission

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to the State Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology’s decision to defer indefinitely his legislative proposal (SB 2743) to establish a volunteer Hawaii Sports Commission to attract, develop, manage and promote sports and sporting events in the state: […]

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Lingle, Kenoi, Aiona statements on Fasi's death

Lingle, Kenoi, Aiona statements on Fasi’s death

Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement on former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi, who died Feb. 3 in Honolulu at the age of 89: “Our state has lost a true leader and an outstanding public servant who worked tirelessly to make life better for the people. When it came to getting things done, Former Honolulu […]

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2010 Lingle-Aiona Administration initiatives

2010 Lingle-Aiona Administration initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE The Lingle-Aiona Administration has submitted a comprehensive package of 110 bills and 29 resolutions to the Hawaii State Legislature. The following list includes brief descriptions of each proposed measure. The list also includes programs that do not require legislative approval that the Administration is implementing. JOBS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY There is no priority […]

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Hawaii preparing for the 2010 Census

Hawaii preparing for the 2010 Census

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona delivered remarks this week at the U.S. Census Honolulu Office’s Open House to discuss the upcoming Census and how the bureau is looking for workers who can speak the languages of the diverse ethnic groups in Hawaii when they go door-to-door to collect data. “We want our Census […]

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Aiona calls for establishing elected Secretary of State

Aiona calls for establishing elected Secretary of State

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced his intention to propose a constitutional amendment during the 2010 legislative session to establish an elected, nonpartisan Secretary of State in Hawaii, who would assume responsibility for administering the Office of Elections. The measure, if approved by voters, would repeal the powers and duties […]

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Holiday greetings from Lingle, Aiona

Holiday greetings from Lingle, Aiona

Message from Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr.: As we gather together with friends and ohana, let us reflect upon the past year as we make preparations to welcome in 2010. Those of us who call Hawaii home are grateful to live in a beautiful island paradise where sharing the […]

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Chanukah greetings from Lingle, Aiona

Chanukah greetings from Lingle, Aiona

Message from Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. on the occasion of Chanukah (Dec. 11-19): On behalf of the people of Hawaii, we send our personal greetings of aloha to those of the Jewish faith who are celebrating Chanukah. This year, the Festival of Lights begins at sundown Dec. 11 and […]

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Aiona commends first responders, firefighters

Aiona commends first responders, firefighters

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona on Friday praised the efforts of our first responder and fire response community in Hawaii at the 31st Annual Hawaii Fire Chiefs Association Conference on the Big Island. “You are real heroes,” Aiona said. “I know you may not think of yourselves as such, but others look to […]

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Aiona to appear at 'Read Aloud America' event (Nov. 5)

Aiona to appear at ‘Read Aloud America’ event (Nov. 5)

MEDIA RELEASE Lt Gov. James ‘Duke’ Aiona is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Hookena, Captain Cook program at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. He will speak on the importance of reading to children – in the classroom and at home – on a regular basis to increase their prospects for success in school and […]

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