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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted its Cease and Desist Order against Marine Agrifuture LLC (Olakai Farm). This morning, the company was notified it may resume the sale and distribution of Kahuku Ogo, Robusta Ogo and Sea Asparagus food products harvested at the Kahuku farm. Laboratory test results from samples ...
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HONOLULU – Hawaii is the focus of a multi-page special section in the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawaii with in an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry and commerce, as well as its influence on today’s global economy. ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation advises the public that the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Office, located at 99-501 Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Due to limited space, the Stadium Authority will need full control of its parking ...
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Les Kobata Moves Up From Deputy Registrar Position (Honolulu) – Leslie Kobata, who has served as the Deputy Registrar in the DLNR Bureau of Conveyances since 2011, has been tabbed as the next Registrar.  DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “Les is an outstanding, innovative, and approachable leader.  We are fortunate to retain his decades of ...
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HONOLULU – Tours through the interior of the ‘Iolani Palace State Monument will be available for visitors with mobility impairments once again, starting today.  Visitors that require assistance at stairs, may request to use the newly installed inclined platform lift to join family and friends as they take a Palace Tour. Located along the Diamond ...
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  Varied Stakeholders Contributed and Collaborated  (Honolulu) – Following six meetings earlier this year, the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) has received a report from a group of experts and organizations with interest in establishing non-commercial fishing licenses in Hawaii’i. The independent group studied the potential benefits and impacts of different forms of a ...
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LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is alerting the public of the closure of the Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Bridge due to flooding Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. HDOT reminds all motorists to check route and traffic conditions using available websites and apps on your computer or ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today the release of the State of Hawaii’s annual Uniform Crime Report, Crime in Hawaii, 2015. The report shows that in calendar year 2015, a total of 48,919 Index Crimes* were reported in the State of Hawaii, yielding a rate of 3,417 offenses per 100,000 resident population. Hawaii’s ...
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HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is the lead agency in developing and updating the Hawaiʻi Forest Action Plan 2016. The original assessment and strategy was produced in 2010 and was called the Hawaiʻi Statewide Assessment of Forest Conditions and Trends. Since then, the name ...
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HONOLULU –Attorney General Doug Chin announced that the Department of the Attorney General provided a report to the State Legislature today that includes a statewide inventory of sexual assault evidence collection kits, as well as a state plan for how to move forward with untested kits. Act 207 (H.B. 1907) required the Department of the ...
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