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(Lihue) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting Kaua‘i residents to submit applications for positions on a community council to advise the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program.  Applications are being accepted now and can be mailed to: Division of Forestry and Wildlife 3060 Eiwa St. Room 306 Lihue, HI  ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Applications Being Accepted for Kauai Na Ala Hele Advisory Council, Dec. 6, 2018

Filming will involve intermittent traffic control; motorists may experience delays. HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the traveling public of film activity on the north shore of Oahu. The highway will remain open; however, special duty police officers will conduct intermittent traffic control at the following sites on the following dates: Farrington ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Filming to take place in Mokuleia and Pupukea, December 4 and 7, 2018

HANALEI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation announces the planned closure of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at the Waioli Stream Bridge between Anae Road and Kumu Road in Hanalei from 11 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 to 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. This closure is necessary to restore the deck of the Waioli Stream ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Nighttime closure of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Waioli Bridge scheduled for December 11, 2018

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will begin striping Kanoelehua Avenue/Volcano Road (Route 11) in Hilo from the beginning of the road near Kuawa Street to the vicinity of Makalika Street on Thursday, Dec. 6, through Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Daily work hours, subject to adjustment for traffic conditions, will be between 8:30 ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Road striping to begin on Kanoelehua Avenue (Route 11) on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Honolulu – With the holiday shopping season upon us, the Office of Consumer Protection is cautioning consumers to beware of scams and deceptive advertising while shopping at stores and online. “During the holiday season consumers need to be particularly vigilant in protecting themselves from scammers. Don’t provide personal information to anyone unless you’re absolutely certain ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: TIPS TO AVOID HOLIDAY SHOPPING SCAMS

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is warning consumers who stayed at a Starwood hotel or timeshare as far back as 2014 to take steps to protect themselves from identity theft in view of a data breach exposing the personal information of up 500 million guest accounts worldwide. Marriott, owner ...
Read More RELEASE: MARRIOTT SECURITY BREACH EXPOSED DATA OF STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS GUESTS

Specialized Training for Conservation Resource Officers  (Honolulu) – During a ceremony today, six experienced law enforcement officers became the first graduates of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) Academy.  Over the course of six weeks the officers, all of whom come from municipal, state or federal police agencies, received immersive training in ...
Read More DLNR News Release-First Ever DOCARE Law Enforcement Academy Graduates First Class, Nov. 30, 2018

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection announced today that Hawaii joined 41 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Midland Funding, LLC, which together comprise one of the nation’s largest debt buyers (collectively ...
Read More RELEASE: STATES ANNOUNCE MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH ENCORE CAPITAL, MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, AND MIDLAND FUNDING

  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR Inaugural Remarks December 3, 2018   ʻONI LIKE KĀKOU MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER   Good morning and aloha. First, I would like to thank the people of Hawaiʻi for electing me to another term as your governor. I find myself eager and excited about the prospect of tackling all that is ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Complete text of Governor Ige’s Second Inaugural Speech