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LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides the following update to Kauai motorists on the closure of Kuhio Highway near Waikoko Beach and Wainiha. The highway in these areas will remain closed throughout the night as the surrounding hillsides remain unstable from heavy rains.   The HDOT crew working to clear the road ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public stay out of Alaialoa Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway, ʻŌʻōkala, Hawai‘i. Storm water within Alaialoa Gulch has been contaminated with animal waste due to an accidental spill by workers at the Big Island Dairy facility.    Today at 12 p.m., owners of Big Island ...
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(Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i) – Following recent successes in both enforcement and management efforts that have substantially reduced the number of illegal campers, the DLNR Division of State Parks will reinstitute the allowance of additional overnight camping permits for the popular Kalalau Trail, within the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kaua‘i.    Twenty additional nightly permits will ...
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KAHULUI, MAUI —   A large pile of cargo nets and other debris which came ashore approximately two weeks ago at Wai‘anapanapa State Park will be removed tomorrow morning, in a joint effort by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Parks and Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) divisions, as well as the County of ...
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MAKENA, MAUI —  On Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, the DLNR Division of State Parks will be conducting maintenance work at Makena State Park to trim overhanging and hazardous branches in the park. For public safety, the first park entrance (first paved parking lot at the north end) will be closed approximately 5 hours, from ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has been conducting detailed investigations of two additional cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease, contracted in the state. The two cases are unrelated and were confirmed by laboratory tests conducted by the DOH State Laboratories Division in March. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases ...
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PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF STATE GENERAL FUND TAX REVENUES MARCH 2018 (Dollars in Thousands)     CUMULATIVE TOTALS DIFFERENCE   Mar 2018 2017-2018 2016-2017 AMOUNT % CHANGE GE/Use Taxes $283,305 $2,654,768 $2,416,996 237,772 9.8% Income Tax – Corp. 5,457 35,304 23,463 11,841 50.5% Decl. Est. Taxes 7,064 102,167 116,987     Payment w/returns* (50) (16,691) ...
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Shot Sheet-Rules of the Road at Ka’ena Point State Park, April 10, 2018 (HONOLULU) – Since President’s Day weekend the road system at Ka‘ena State Park has been mostly closed to try and prevent additional resource damage caused by off-road vehicles. The two-mile-long unpaved road is popular with fishermen who use it to access the ...
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  JOINT NEWS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018   STUDY SHOWS NATIVE BIRD CAN HELP FOREST IN KAUAʻI Only 500 Puaiohi remain in the wild but they play crucial role in seed dispersal   (LIHUE, KAUAI) – A recently published study from the heart of Kauaʻi’s Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve has revealed that ...
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  HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) ability to support the State of Hawaii’s tourism industry with travel marketing initiatives and product enrichment programs will be severely hampered if legislative bill HB2010 SD2 becomes law. George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO, commented, “Misinformation is being circulated that attempts to downplay the devastating effects ...
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