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HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumers Affairs (DCCA) has begun airing a public service announcement (PSA) to highlight the BusinessCheck website at http://BusinessCheck.hawaii.gov/. The campaign encourages the public to protect themselves from unfortunate circumstances by utilizing BusinessCheck resources to lookup and check on companies, individuals or licensed professionals that they intend to hire ...
Read More RELEASE: DCCA LAUNCHES BUSINESSCHECK CONSUMER CAMPAIGN

Shot Sheet Forest Carbon Standard Picked Decades of uncontrolled grazing by goats, sheep, and cows have largely eliminated the original native forest. Reforesting the 4,700 acres of the Kahikinui Forest Reserve and the Nakula Natural Area Reserve on the leeward slopes of Haleakalā on Maui will withdraw an estimated 94,000 metric tons of carbon from ...
Read More DLNR News Release-State’s First Forest Carbon Offset Project is Underway, April 17, 2019

Wiki Wiki Hire Pilot allows for a streamlined recruiting process for eligible Civil Engineers and Engineer-in-Training candidates. HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division is pleased to announce the beginning of the Wiki Wiki Hire Pilot with the State Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD). The pilot program, authorized by Hawaii Revised ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT Highway Division announces pilot program with the Department of Human Resources Development to accelerate hiring process

Link to photos Link to video HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed HB1180 Act 009 that appropriates funding for Hawai‘i County’s disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities in the wake of the Kīlauea volcanic eruption. Last year’s eruption had an enormous impact on Hawai‘i County, with the cost of public and private economic disruption ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor signs Hawaii Island natural disaster bill

(Nakula Natural Area Reserve, Maui) – Considered the most threatened among Maui’s honeycreeper family, there are fewer than 300 Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) left in the wild.  With its entire population restricted to high elevation, wet, rain forest on windward Maui, Kiwikiu are highly vulnerable to extinction and establishment of a second population on leeward Haleakala ...
Read More DLNR Joint News Release-New Relocation Project Aims to Increase Habitat for Kiwikiu

SETTING ASIDE LAND FOR ADDITION TO THE DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT.

Honolulu – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors, as part of a coalition of 20 states led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, today filed a motion to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to unlawfully divert $1.6 billion in federal funds to build a border wall. The motion was filed in the Northern District of ...
Read More Attorney General News Release: Hawaii AG Files Motion to Block Diversion of Funds and Resources for Wall

WHAT: Bill signing ceremony HB 1180 – Appropriates funds to Hawai‘i County for disaster relief, recovery, mitigation, and remediation activities related to the Kīlauea volcanic eruption. Also requires the reporting of monthly expenditures to the Department of Budget and Finance. WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. WHO: Governor David Ige with: Senator Russell ...
Read More Media Advisory — Bill Signing Ceremony HB1180 Disaster Relief HI County

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies motorists that the left turn lane will be permanently closed on the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor offramp (Exit 1A) from the eastbound H-1 Freeway beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2019, part of the Kapolei Interchange Complex, Phase 2 project. The left turn lane will be closed ...
Read More HDOT: LEFT TURN LANE PERMANENTLY CLOSED ON THE CAMPBELL INDUSTRIAL PARK/BARBERS POINT HARBOR OFFRAMP (EXIT 1A) BEGINNING TUESDAY APRIL 16