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HONOLULU – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today entered an order temporarily stopping activities related to the transition of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital & Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital to a private operator.  Today’s order lasts only until September 30, 2016, unless sooner terminated by the Court.  The Court also ordered the ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: 9th Circuit Court temporarily stops transition activities related to three Maui County hospitals

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts the public that two northbound lanes will be closed on Liliha Street between North King Street and Vineyard Boulevard beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 as part of the Liliha Street Rehabilitation project. Special duty ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Weekend lane closures on Liliha Street scheduled for Friday, May 20

(Through April 2016) HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of April 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: DCCA disciplinary actions

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) reminds more than 30,000 Hawaii professionals that their licenses are up for renewal this current cycle. Licensees may complete the renewal process online at MyPVL (https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl). Beginning Monday, May 9, 2016, the following professional licenses are available for renewal:   Dispensing Optician Motor Vehicle ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: More than 30,000 licensed professionals are urged to renew their license online at MyPVL

Company files for bankruptcy; consumers should use gift cards, return unwanted merchandise HONOLULU – Stephen Levins, Executive Director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair’s Office of Consumer Protection, is urging Hawaii consumers who may be holding gift cards, certificates or store credits from Aeropostale to redeem their balances as soon as possible. Consumers ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Consumer Alert – State urges consumers with Aeropostale gift cards to redeem unused balances immediately

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Supreme Court declined last week to hear an appeal sought by District Council 50 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and Aloha Glass Sales & Service, Inc., ending a lawsuit against the State that started in 2006. The dispute began when the painters and glazers’ union complained to ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Ten year lawsuit brought by painters and glazers union ends

A nearly two-year long tagging and tracking study of tiger sharks off Maui and Oahu provides new information regarding shark behavior around the Valley Island. The study by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), was commissioned by the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources in 2013, ...
Read More DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Maui shark behavior study released

HONOLULU – Missing work furlough inmate Glenn Bisarra was arrested by State Sheriffs in Kakaako.  He was taken into custody at noon and returned to the Oahu Community Correctional Center this afternoon. Bisarra failed to return after work to the Laumaka Work Furlough Center on Thursday, May 12. Bisarra was serving time for Assault 2. Escape ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Missing Laumaka furlough inmate captured by sheriffs and returned to OCCC

  HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the United States flag shall 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, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 until sunset.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ This action is ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is applauding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of Hawaiian Airlines’ application to serve Kona from Haneda Airport in Tokyo. “This creates the opportunity for us to open up Kona as an international point of entry. This is a significant step toward making that happen,” said Mike McCartney, Gov. Ige’s ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Approved route between Kona and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to bring in more than million to Hawai’i Island economy