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(Hilo) – Later this month, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids, feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Animal Control Activities to Close State Lands on Maunakea, Oct. 8, 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-3 Freeway will be closed in the Kaneohe-bound direction between the Halawa Interchange and the Halekou Interchange on Saturday night, Oct. 13, 2018 through Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for routine maintenance in the Harano Tunnel. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Two H-3 Freeway weekend closures scheduled for routine tunnel maintenance

Commercial Tours Can Resume Monday   (Honolulu) – Following the rockslide event more than two weeks ago, the Manoa Falls Trail and Aihualama Trail reopen tomorrow, Monday, October 8, 2018. The trails also reopen to commercial tour vendors on Monday.   The rockfall was caused by a large boulder that became dislodged. It in turn ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Manoa Valley Trails Reopen Monday, Oct. 7, 2018

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division released final decisions for 2019 Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual plan health insurance rates.  These rates are expected to affect approximately 32,000 individuals currently purchasing ACA individual plans.   2019 ACA Individual Health Rate Filings   Company Proposed Average Rate Change Final Approved Average ...
Read More RELEASE: HAWAII 2019 AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INDIVIDUAL RATES

(Honolulu) – Robert Farrell, who has served as Chief of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) since January 2017, announced his decision to move into a project support role with reduced hours, effective today. Prior to assuming the DOCARE leadership role Farrell served as a conservation resource officer on Hawai‘i island beginning ...
Read More DLNR News Release-DOCARE Chief Moves into Project Support Role, Oct. 5, 2018

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 Order — Flags to fly at half-staff on Sunday in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has nominated Judge Keith K. Hiraoka, 59, to serve on the Intermediate Court Appeals. The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018. Hiraoka is currently a Judge on the First ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor nominates Keith Hiraoka for Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU — One way to ensure keiki have a good start in life is to ensure families have access to a wide range of resources and supports while raising their children. Having trained home visitors support new parents and families has been proven to improve the health of mothers and their children, encourage positive parenting, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH receives .9 million federal grant for home visiting program to support families

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 6 – OCT. 12   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —   1) HONOLULU (SHOULDER CLOSURE) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU — One way to ensure keiki have a good start in life is to ensure families have access to a wide range of resources and supports while raising their children. Having trained home visitors support new parents and families has been proven to improve the health of mothers and their children, encourage positive parenting, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH receives .9 million federal grant for home visiting program to support families