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HONOLULU – Gov. Ige has signed a fourth supplementary proclamation to support Hawai‘i Island’s recovery from Kilauea Volcano’s lava flows and activity. This fourth supplementary proclamation once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i county residents. The proclamation also supports the state’s effort ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Disaster emergency relief period extended for Hawaii Island’s volcanic eruption recovery

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) held a blessing ceremony on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 to celebrate the start of the Hanapepe River Bridge project in Hanapepe, Kauai. The improvement project is a collaboration between HDOT and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Division. The Hanapepe River Bridge was built in ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Blessing ceremony held for Hanapepe River Bridge Replacement project

HONOLULU — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on October 3, 2018.    The test was originally scheduled for September 20, 2018 but due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence, ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA)

HONOLULU – Kalihi Uka, Mililani Uka and Pauoa elementary schools have been named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award winners by the US Department of Education. The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on academic performance and progress closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The three Hawaii schools were ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Three Hawaii elementary schools named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools

(Kihei) -A wise old saying, an ‘olelo no‘eau, sums up what the staff at ‘Āhihi-Kina‘u (NAR) hope people will get out of its new information kiosk: Everybody paddles the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the shore is reached (E lauhoe mai na wa‘a; i ke kā, i ka hoe; i ka ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Wa’a Interpretive Panels at Popular Maui Snorkel Site Encourage Natural and Cultural Resource Respect, Sept. 29, 2018

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki today joined a group of 18 state attorneys general to stop the Trump Administration from arbitrarily blocking immigrants who seek asylum from domestic violence or gang terrorism in their home countries. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ...
Read More Attorney General News Release 2018-50 Hawaii Attorney General Joins 18-State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration Effort To Deny Asylum To Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii and Goa, India, signed an agreement to enter into a sister-state relationship today. Gov. David Y. Ige, signed a historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, which is Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India. The Director of Art and Culture, Gurudas Pilarnekar, signed ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: NEW SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAII AND GOA, INDIA (photo attached)

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 29 – OCT. 5 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for MONDAY, October 1, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this monthly test, all warning ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test, Monday October 1, 2018

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 28 – SEPT. 30 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures