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Today, the people of Hawai‘i mourn the passing of U.S. Rep. Mark Takai. He proudly served his country in uniform, including 17 years with the Hawai‘i Army National Guard. Mark humbly and effectively served the people of his state House and Congressional districts. In the often tumultuous world of politics, he has been a shining ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Statement of Governor David Ige on the passing of U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai

HONOLULU —  Water service was restored this afternoon to Keehi small boat harbor administrative and harbor offices, restrooms, boat washdown and piers.  The offices will reopen tomorrow morning. Harbor facilities were closed today at noon and services suspended, due to a 6-inch water main break caused when a contractor drilling fence holes drilled into the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Water service restored to Keehi small boat harbor and offices

HONOLULU —  Keehi small boat harbor administrative and harbor offices and restrooms were closed today at noon and services suspended, due to a 6-inch water main break caused when a contractor drilling fence holes drilled into the harbor water line. The harbor water line has been turned off, so there is no water in the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Keehi small boat harbor offices closed due to water main break

HONOLULU – The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) has chosen Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin to be its new Chair for 2016-2017. The selection was announced during CWAG’s annual meeting today in Idaho. Chin served as Vice-Chair from 2015-2016. Chin is the first Attorney General from the state of Hawaii to serve as the ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASES: Western State Attorneys General elect Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin as new chair

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags 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 as a mark of respect for the victims of the ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE FLAG ORDER: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of victims of attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

HONOLULU —  Environmental Court Judge Linda Luke on Friday  imposed a fine of $250 upon a defendant who was apprehended using an illegal throw net to catch oama.  Additionally, the defendant’s net was ordered for destruction as contraband fishing gear.  The case stems from October 2015, when an off-duty Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Environment court fines defendant 0 for illegal throw net during oama season; defendant forfeits net as contraband

HONOLULU —   Due to the anticipated continued high surf on east facing shores of O‘ahu being generated from Tropical Storm Celia and Hurricane Darby, all park users who visit Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline —  commonly referred to as Makapu‘u — should stay out of the water at the tide pools below the Makapu‘u  lighthouse. Periodically, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Important safety information for Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline – Makapu’u

HONOLULU – The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) today honored Hawaii Senior Deputy Attorney General Charleen Aina with a prestigious public service award, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. The award was presented to Ms. Aina at CWAG’s annual meeting in Idaho. CWAG is a bipartisan group comprised of the chief legal officers of 15 ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Western State Attorneys General honor Hawaii Attorney Charleen Aina

Loading dock will be temporarily closed HONOLULU —  Starting next Monday, July 18, 2016, construction will begin to repair the old and damaged loading dock on the south side of Heeia-Kea Small Boat Harbor boat launch ramp. The project will include replacement of structural members beneath the deck, installation of new fendering, and new cleats.  ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Repairs to begin to loading dock at Heeeia-Kea boat ramp next week

Affirms Failure to Demonstrate Adequate Customer Benefits HONOLULU – The Division of Consumer Advocacy (Consumer Advocate) of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State of Hawaii is still reviewing the Order filed by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today that dismissed, without prejudice, the proposed $4.3 billion NextEra Energy, Inc. – Hawaiian Electric Companies ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Consumer Advocate supports the commission denial of the NextEra-HECO merger