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NEW STATE TRAILS WEBSITE PROVIDES ONE-STOP FOR ALL THINGS HIKING More than 100 Trails in Na Ala Hele Trail & Access Program Featured   (HONOLULU) – Nearly every week the local news reports on hikers who’ve gotten lost and disoriented or who have fallen and been injured or even killed. Often times these hikers were ...
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CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS LOOKING INTO REMOVAL OF ROCKS AT KA‘ENA POINT   (HONOLULU) – Based on witness reports and a social media posting, the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is investigating the possible illegal removal of rocks (pohaku) from Ka‘ena Point State Park yesterday afternoon.   A volunteer with the DLNR Division of ...
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It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude that I learned of Shan’s decision to step down from his position as lieutenant governor. He has dedicated the last 15 years to serving the people of Hawai‘i. As lieutenant governor he has worked tirelessly on Aloha Stadium and the Farm to School Initiative in our ...
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State awards $140 million design-build contract to construct new 144-bed Hawaii State Hospital building   HONOLULU — On behalf of the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) has awarded a $140 million contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Company to design and build a new 144-bed forensic psychiatric facility ...
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ELEVEN ‘ALALĀ THRIVING IN NATIVE FOREST AFTER THREE & A HALF MONTHS Continual Monitoring & Preps Underway for Additional Releases   (HILO, HAWAI‘I) – You usually hear them before you see them.  There’s no mistaking the loud and often times synchronized cacophony of caws from eleven ‘Alalā released into a Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserve ...
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Hawaii Hotels Statewide Set New Annual Records in 2017 for Revenue Per Available Room and Average Daily Rate Statewide Average Daily Rate Rose to $319 in December, Highest of Any Month in 2017 HONOLULU – Hotels in the Hawaiian Islands averaged a record $212 in revenue per available room (RevPAR) for all of 2017, an ...
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SPECIAL ARCHERY FERAL GOAT HUNTING PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR KEKAHA GMA ON KAUA‘I   LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the future availability of feral goat control permits in Hunting Unit A, Kekaha Game Management Area (GMA) on the island of Kaua‘i, pursuant to Title ...
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Hawaii Convention Center Secures New Agreements to Host Futsal, Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments Using its Sports Courts   HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and Hawaii Convention Center announced today the securing of agreements with three national sports organizations to host futsal (indoor soccer), basketball and volleyball tournaments played on the Center’s new sports ...
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DLNR WARNS OF UNSTABLE AREAS ON WAILUA “LOOP ROAD” Repairs Made – Additional Work Needed   (LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I) —   This winter, the Wailua Management Road (aka.Loop Road), which leads to Kaua‘i’s Blue Hole area, has experienced severe damage due to heavy rains and falling trees. The road was closed on November 26, 2017 to all ...
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THIS WEEK IN WAIHOU SPRINGS STATE FOREST RESERVE   KAHULUI —  A project to remove and trim hazardous trees within the Waihou Springs State Forest Reserve along the Olinda and Piiholo road corridor began yesterday and is anticipated to take between five to seven days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  There ...
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