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SBA Announces $450,000 Award to DBEDT   80 Hawaii Companies Showcased at the 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show   Hawaii Pavilion wins Best In Show Award   HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP).  Under the tag “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha,” ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: SBA Announces 0,000 Award to DBEDT; 80 Hawaii Companies Showcased at the 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show; Hawaii Pavilion wins Best In Show Award

(Hilo, HI) – Tomorrow will mark a year since the successful reintroduction of critically endangered Hawaiian crows into the forests of Hawai’i. Yesterday researchers with The ʻAlalā Project released five more ‘Alalā into the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. These birds will join eleven ‘Alalā already thriving in native forests on the windward slopes of ...
Read More The Alala Project News Release-Five More Birds Take Flight in the Forest, Sept. 25, 2018

DOCARE Officers Focusing on Education First (Manoa) – Over the course of eight hours today, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) contacted and educated more than100 people concerning the current Manoa Falls Trail closure. At 1:45 this afternoon, three men were cited by DOCARE officers for entering the closed trail. ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Four Men Cited for Entering Closed Manoa Falls Trail, 9-23-18

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) today released the Hawai‘i Sexual and Gender Minority Health Report 2018. This is the first state report with a special focus on health issues faced by Hawai‘i transgender youth. Three percent, or 1,260 public high school students statewide, self-identify as transgender. The report reveals that transgender youth ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH publishes first health data report focused on Hawaii transgender youth

HONOLULU — Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products produced at the company’s facility located at 16-701 Macadamia Road in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i between Sept. 6-21 have been voluntarily recalled due to potential contamination of Eschericia coli (E. coli). The recall follows a detection of E. coli in the well water and distribution system that supplies the Kea‘au ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

HONOLULU – The hot-button subject of tourism’s impact on communities – especially in regard to short-term vacation rentals and alternative accommodations in neighborhoods – will be addressed in key sessions at the Global Tourism Summit, October 1-3, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the summit’s theme – ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit to Address, Seek Solutions to Balancing Tourism’s Success with Community Impacts, October 1-3

HONOLULU – Are you a not-for-profit or private for-profit business that reduced work hours and/or staff, or shut down as a consequence of the April 2018 flooding? Are you an individual currently under- or unemployed due to your employer reducing work hours as a consequence of the April 2018 flooding? If you answered “yes” to ...
Read More PRESS RELEASE – Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant – North Shore Kauai Community Briefing

HONOLULU – Hawaii hotels statewide and in Maui County, Kauai and Oahu reported increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) in August, even as Hurricane Lane’s approach to the Hawaiian Islands increased cancellations to reduce occupancy. Hotels on the island of Hawaii reported declines or flat results in RevPAR, ADR ...
Read More RevPAR (0) and ADR (2) Increased for Hawaii Hotels Statewide in August, But Occupancy Decreased (78.3%) Due to Hurricane Lane

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 22 – SEPT. 28 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 Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the northbound H-2 Freeway offramp from Farrington Highway in the town-bound direction will be closed daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, for electrical maintenance work. Electronic message boards will be posted to ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Offramp to the northbound H-2 Freeway from Farrington Highway town-bound will be closed on Sept. 24 and 25