DKI APCSS partnered with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in conducting the event titled “The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy.” Participants explored opportunities for the two nations to develop, prioritize and disseminate alternate energy technologies as part of a future energy mix
The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present a new level of recognition with the premier of the “BIA Awards in Construction Excellence,” (ACE) featuring the winners of the 31st Annual BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards and 58th Annual Parade of Homes Awards. The new “ACE Gala” dinner will be held at The Modern Honolulu on October 5, 2016. These premier statewide competitions are open to all residential and commercial projects that have not been previously entered in a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling or Parade of Homes Awards competition.
Citing higher property tax valuations this year, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said that he is proposing that the property tax rate in all categories remain flat this year, during his annual budget presentation before County Council members today.
HECO backed out of contracts with SunEdison Inc. for three solar projects in February because of SunEdison’s financial situation and failure to meet project milestones. Since HECO’s cancellation, D.E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, said it is committed to purchasing the projects so construction can continue and the 112 megawatts of solar energy can be online before the end of the year.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce a free public viewing of the Solar Impulse 2. The public will be able to view the aircraft and meet the crew that’s making the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane. The viewing is scheduled at the following location and time
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks is making multiple improvements from March through November at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, on Walker Ave. Work will include the repair, repaving and striping of the park entry, roadways and parking areas; replacement of connecting sidewalks; renovations to the comfort station including a new foot rinsing area. The day use pathway will be replaced with a new concrete pathway; new and replacement picnic tables; and the construction of a new accessible picnic table and pathway in the upper parking area.
The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced that due to the flooding at the Maui DMVL Service Center last week, the location for the Philippine Consulate Outreach has been moved.
During an appropriations hearing today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julian Castro, to recognize the need for resources to support homeless families in Hawai‘i and address the housing shortage. In response, Secretary Castro pledged that Hawai‘i would receive its “fair share” of federal resources and reiterated his commitment to addressing homelessness in Hawai‘i.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives
Public input is requested on water issues and solutions to assist in preparing the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP). Public meetings are scheduled throughout Maui. The WUDP drafted several years ago is being redone to include all water users and water systems on Maui and to focus more attention on our ground, surface and alternative water resources.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Hawai‘i will receive federal assistance through the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program to help address homelessness in the state. U.S Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, called the federal assistance a victory for Hawai‘i.
Congressman Mark Takai responded to comments by China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, comparing the United States’ military infrastructure in Hawaii to China’s land reclamation and strategic placement of missiles on disputed territory in the South China Sea
Building Industry Sponsored Non-profit Approves First Three Housing Projects to Support Homeless Shelter and...
Next Step Shelter is an emergency and transitional shelter located in Kaka’ako. Next Step houses up to 297 unduplicated clients in any given month, including children and families. In addition to safe shelter, Next Step provides residents with meals, job training, children’s activities, and other services.
The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, announced that the public is invited to reserve an appointment for the Philippine Consulate Mobile Outreach on Maui, Saturday Mar. 19 and Sunday, Mar. 20.