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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division is notifying the public that the Falls of Clyde vessel is being offered for sale by auction, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes 266-27. The 280’ steel-mast sailing vessel is currently docked at Pier 7 in Honolulu Harbor. The auction process begins Feb. 7, 2019. Potential ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Notice of public auction for the Falls of Clyde

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against the Redmont Group LLC, for operating a food establishment without a state permit. The violation occurred on Jan. 4 and 5 at WorkPlay located at 814 Ilaniwai St. in Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu. The Redmont Group LLC was ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Department of Health fines Redmont Group LLC ,000 for operating WorkPlay without a food establishment permit

(Honolulu) – Experts from state and federal agencies have agreed that the best option for a whale carcass found stuck on a reef in Kaneohe Bay on Tuesday, is to leave it where it’s at for now. The large and badly decomposed whale carcass is on a patch reef in the northern part of the ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Kaneohe Bay Whale Carcass to Stay in Place for Now, Feb. 7, 2019

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that two left lanes will be closed on the H-201 Moanalua Freeway in the eastbound direction in the vicinity of Red Hill between the Puuloa Road overpass and the Funston Road overpass, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon. Construction ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Lane closures scheduled on the eastbound H-201 Moanalua Freeway on Saturday, Feb. 9

(Honolulu) – The carcass of what is described as a “very large” whale of unknown species washed onto a patch reef in Kaneohe Bay yesterday morning. It is about one mile off-shore from Waikane. Mammal stranding response teams from the University of Hawai‘i-Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology and NOAA, supported by officers from the DLNR ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Whale Carcass on Reef in Kaneohe Bay is a Challenge to Remove, Feb. 6, 2019

(Honolulu) – Albatross numbers at Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve continue to climb to record highs after being protected in 2011 by a predator-proof fence. In the 2018 season, 106 albatross pairs attempted to breed, and the number of wedge-tailed shearwater chicks have more than tripled in the last seven years. Kaʻena Point NAR lies ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Record Year for Albatross Population at Ka’ena Point, Feb. 5, 2019

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is putting the environmental assessment process for the Paia Relief Route project on hold as conversations continue on the prioritization of Maui capacity projects. Capacity projects currently under consideration on the Valley Isle and the associated construction estimates in today’s dollars are: Realignment of Honoapiilani Highway, Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Further discussions on Paia Relief Route to be deferred until funding is available

News Release on captured snake

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Latest News

HONOLULU – A live snake was spotted in the yard of a residence in Waipahu and was captured by Honolulu police on Friday night. Police officers took the snake to an animal hospital in the area and the snake was retrieved by inspectors from the Plant Quarantine Branch of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) ...
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For an online version of this release, please click here. For photos and video, please click here. HONOLULU – Sara King, a Title 1 Coordinator at Ala Wai Elementary has become the latest recipient of the coveted Milken Educator Award.  Regarded as the “Oscar Award of Teaching,” the award honors outstanding excellence in education and ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Ala Wai Elementary Teacher Receives Prestigious Milken Educator Award

(Kailua-Kona) –The Mahaiula section of Kekaha Kai State Park will be closed from Monday February 11th until Wednesday February 13th, with re-opening scheduled for Thursday February 14th. During the park closure the installation and painting of speed humps will be done. New signage will also be placed in various sections of the entry road. The ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Mahaiula Section of Kekaha Kai State Park Closing For Three Days For Road Improvement Work, Feb. 4, 2019