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February 13, 2011

Flags Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Maui Medal of Honor Veteran

In honor of the late Barney Fushimi Hajiro, Governor Neil Abercrombie ordered that all Hawaii flags at State offices and the Hawaii National Guard are to fly at half-staff from sunrise February 12 to sunset February 14.
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February 09, 2011

First Hawaiian Bank President Nominated to Board of Education

Governor Neil Abercrombie this morning made his first appointment to the Board of Education (BOE) announcing that Don Horner will fill the vacant O‘ahu-at-Large seat.
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March 08, 2010

$8 Million released to acquire land for New Kihei High School

Governor Linda Lingle today released $8 million for the acquisition of land for the new high school in Kihei.  The new campus will support the growing student population in the area and eliminate the commute for South Maui residents who currently drive to Kahului to attend Maui High School.  The release of the funds will... Read more »
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January 27, 2010

West Maui Projects Focus of Advisory Meeting Tonight in Lahaina

By Wendy Osher Several West Maui projects will be the focus of tonight’s (Wednesday, January 27, 2010) meeting of the Governor’s council of neighbor island advisors for Maui. A county engineer will give an informational presentation on the Lahaina Watershed Flood Control project, DLNR managers will present an update on projects at the Lahaina Small... Read more »
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December 31, 2009

Maui Pineapple Saved With Newly Formed Company: Haliimaile Pineapple Company, Ltd.

January 1, 2010 marks a new day for pineapple production on Maui, as a team that includes five former Maui Pineapple Company executives assume operations of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. The five join Ulupalakua Ranch’s Pardee Erdman in running the newly named Haliimaile Pineapple Company, Ltd. The new company will officially assumes operations... Read more »
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October 29, 2009

State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu

The state is seeking bids from companies interested in linking Maui County to Oahu using a system of undersea cables. The proposed project was unveiled a year ago when the state entered into an agreement with Hawaiian Electric companies to connect the islands into one electrical grid, allowing renewable wind power generated in Maui County... Read more »
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October 15, 2009

Save Our Schools Pushes For Special Legislative Session To Lift Furlough Fridays

A group of concerned citizens will hold another rally on Maui this Thursday to drum up support for a special legislative session aimed at repealing the state’s furlough Fridays at public schools. The Save Our Schools campaign will be circulating a petition calling for the special session.  Event organizer Liza DeLaRosa Walker called the furloughs... Read more »
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September 24, 2009

Governor Lingle Responds to HSTA Furlough Vote

Governor Linda Lingle praised Hawaii’s teachers for ratifying a new contract that will result in 17 unpaid furlough days off, equating to an approximately 8 percent pay cut. Lingle said she realizes it is not what teachers, students, and families had hoped or planned for, “but it reflects the state’s economic and fiscal realities.” “They... Read more »
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August 28, 2009

LINGLE CALLS HGEA OFFER UNACCEPTABLE; NON-UNION LAYOFFS MOVED FORWARD TO SEPT. 16

Governor Linda Lingle will hold an emergency meeting with her cabinet directors over the weekend to identify additional spending reductions needed to close the growing budget shortfall.  Today, Lingle said reductions will likely include additional layoffs in order to realize labor savings. The meeting comes on the heels of a reduced revenue forecast that is... Read more »
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July 20, 2009

UNIONS RECEIVE NOTIFICATION LIST OF POTENTIAL LAYOFFS

State Director of Human Resources Development Marie Laderta today notified the United Public Workers and the Hawai’i Government Employees Association of possible reductions in force of more than 1,100 state employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. The issuance of the layoff list comes in accordance with a 90-day notification requirement that must be followed before... Read more »
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June 01, 2009

HAWAII STATE WORKERS FURLOUGHED UNDER BUDGET PLAN

Beginning July 1st, and continuing for the next two years, the governor is implementing three furlough days per month for all state employees.  It’s one part of a three part economic recovery plan that also includes delaying the payment of large bills until July, and scaling back free Medicaid benefits to low-income adults. Lingle said... Read more »
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April 15, 2009

MAUI HIGH HEADS TO THE “SUPER BOWL OF SMARTS”

Students from the Maui High robotics team are headed to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championship.  The Maui team is one of four in the state that advanced to the event after qualifying during the regional competition held last month on Oahu.  The competition features 350 teams from around the world... Read more »
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January 26, 2009

GOVERNOR LINGLE’S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS: TRANSCRIPT

January 26, 2009 Senate President Hanabusa, Speaker Say, Lt. Governor and Mrs. Aiona, former Governor Ariyoshi, former Governor Waihe`e and Mrs. Waihe`e, members of the Legislature, cabinet members, Chief Justice Moon, Chair Apoliona, Mayor Tavares, Mayor Kenoi, military leaders, members of the Consular Corps, distinguished guests, and to the people of Hawai`i…good morning and aloha!... Read more »
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January 22, 2009

GOVERNOR SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON SUPREME COURT NOMINEES

Governor Linda Lingle today released a list of judicial nominees that was provided to her by the Judicial Selection Commission to fill a vacancy on the Hawai`i State Supreme Court created by the retirement of Associate Justice Steven Levinson. The Governor is making the list available to the public to encourage public comment on the... Read more »
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January 21, 2009

HAWAII MARKS OPENING DAY OF 25TH LEGISLATURE

Today is opening day of the 25th Hawaii Legislative Session.  Ceremonies get underway at 10 a.m. in the House and Senate chambers.  Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, who was appointed by the Governor after the passing of Maui Rep. Bob Nakasone, has been added to the directories, and Rep. Pono Chong has been named Housing (HSG)... Read more »
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