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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a sixth supplementary proclamation for Kaua‘i County, which continues to recover from severe flooding and damage caused by heavy rains in April 2018. The supplementary proclamation will continue to provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering, while also protecting the health, safety and welfare of the people of ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige extends emergency proclamation for Kaua‘i flooding

HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors today filed a petition with the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court seeking to suspend Keith Kaneshiro from practicing law as the Honolulu Prosecutor. “Mr. Kaneshiro’s purported status as the target of a federal criminal investigation creates a conflict of interest prohibited under the rules of professional conduct,” said Attorney General Connors.  “His ...
Read More Attorney General 2019-2 Attorney General Seeks Immediate Suspension of the Honolulu Prosecutor

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness. The emergency proclamation aims to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness. The proclamation also expands shelter capacity and access to services, especially for unsheltered individuals. The ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige extends statewide emergency proclamation for homelessness

(Kula)–An opening hearing will be held to receive testimony on the December 8, 2018 submittal of the Auwahi Wind Farm draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) amendment. Auwahi Wind Energy, LLC operates eight 3-megawatt wind turbines augmented by an 11-megawatt battery storage system located on ‘Ulupalakua Ranch, on the eastern side of the island of Maui. ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Auwahi Wind Farm Draft Habitat Conservation Plan Amendment Hearing, Feb. 11, 2019

(Honolulu) – Maintenance workers with the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources begin the process today of cleaning up from the weekend’s powerful winter storm. Heavy surf and high winds broke nine vessels away from their off-shore moorings on Maui and Molokai.  At the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor on Maui six boats ended up on ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Assessment & Clean-up Underway at State Parks & Small Boat Harbors, Feb. 11, 2019

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists of a right lane closure on the H-201 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaua Street onramp (near Ala Mahamoe Street) and the Puuloa Road/Tripler Hospital offramp (Exit 3) on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for tree trimming. The ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Lane closure on westbound H-201 Moanalua Freeway including Kaua Street onramp closure on Tuesday, Feb. 12, for tree trimming

One pedestrian bridge from the parking lot to the terminal will be closed at a time HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is replacing the three pedestrian bridges that connect the parking garage to the airline ticket lobbies in Terminal 2 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) beginning Feb. 11, 2019. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT begins pedestrian bridges replacement project at HNL

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Notice – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, Jr.

“While we are disappointed with the outcome of the hearing today, we owe it to the community to continue to apply the law to those in the vacation rental business to ensure they are paying their fair share of  taxes.  We will be asking the Attorney General to appeal the Judge’s decision today, and we ...
Read More RELEASE – Statement from DOTAX Director on request to subpoena Airbnb records

Free Informational Seminars Scheduled February 11th & 12th HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced it has launched a new and interactive web application for employers. The one-stop, self-service application provides online access for employers and their representatives to service their unemployment insurance accounts. Employers will be able ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: State Rolls Out Employer Web Application for Unemployment Program