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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 3.5 percent, down from 3.7 percent in July. The last time the seasonally adjust unemployment rate was at or below 3.5 percent was in March 2008 when it was 3.4 percent. Statewide, ...
Read More DLIR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent in August

HONOLULU – Committed to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe when on our roadways, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), four county police departments, and child passenger safety advocates will participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week. During Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 13-19) and throughout the year, Hawaii’s child passenger safety technicians are dedicated to helping ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: National child passenger safety week begins free statewide child safety seat checks

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Army officials are opening the Keamuku Maneuver Area (KMA) for bow hunting, here, September 19-20, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. KMA will be open for bow hunting of goats and pigs only. The bag limit is one pig and one goat per hunter, per day. All hunters must check ...
Read More USAG NEWS RELEASE: PTA to open Keamuku for bow hunting, Sept. 19-20

HONOLULU — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Advisory for the State of Hawaii effective at 3:24 p.m. based on an 8.3 moment magnitude earthquake off the coast of Central Chile. A Tsunami Advisory is issued when the threat of a tsunami may produce strong currents or waves dangerous to those ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Tsunami advisory issued for State of Hawaii

Contact:               Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson                            808-586-9470 Cody Hensarling                                               808-232-6619 AIEA/PEARL CITY COMMUNITY TOWN MEETING College Prep 4 Parents WHO:                                   Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Rep. Sam Kong, Rep. Gregg Takayama, Rep. Roy Takumi Sen. Donna Kim, Sen. Clarence Nishihara Council member Carol Fukunaga Council member Brandon Elefante WHAT:                                 Community Meeting                                                 College Prep 4 Parents ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEDIA ADVISORY: Aiea/Pearl City community town meeting

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense, has cancelled the previously scheduled test of the following sirens: Thursday, September 17 Ala Wai Golf Course, Honolulu Ala Wai Regional Park, Honolulu Wailupe Beach Park, Aina Haina Due to the Tsunami Watch currently in effect for the 8.3 moment magnitude earthquake ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren testing on Oahu cancelled for September 17

HONOLULU – Work furlough program inmates Jerone Batalona failed to return from a furlough pass to the Laumaka Work Furlough Center this evening.   Batalona left this morning on a job-seeking pass and was scheduled to return by 5 p.m.  State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police were notified. Batalona was serving time for Robbery 2. Escape 2 ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Laumaka furlough program inmate fails to return after job-seeking

(HONOLULU) – One billion dollars – that’s how much hunters and anglers contribute each year in the U.S. toward fish and wildlife conservation programs through taxes on their sport-related purchases. National Hunting and Fishing Day began in 1972 as a way for states to recognize the contributions of sportsmen and women in wildlife conservation and ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s national hunting and fishing day recognizes contributions of sportsmen and women 25th year in Hawaii, 45th year nationally

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) and the City and County of Honolulu will host a joint conference to address development opportunities and environmental issues along the city’s 20-mile rail transit line. The Hawaii Brownfields Forum #7 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neal ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Browfields form to discuss environmental issues and development opportunities along rail line

HILO — The Hawaii Department of Transportation advises Hilo and Keaukaha residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Hilo International Airport. Runway 8-26 will be closed nightly for airfield maintenance on Monday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Runway 8-26 closure for airfield maintenance at Hilo International Airport