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Honolulu – Hawai‘i’s cross-agency approach to addressing homelessness and housing will be getting a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i ...
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Maui Lions Club Day

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Proclamations

(SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii) – The U.S. Army and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) conducted a joint airlift operation, Wednesday, to protect Oahu’s native plants and animals. More than 95,000 pounds of fence panels, poles and associated equipment were carried from Schofield Barracks to the summit of the Ko‘olau Mountains, suspended beneath ...
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(HONOLULU) – The officer who has been acting as DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), Hawaii Branch Chief for the past year and a half has been appointed permanently to the position.  DOCARE Chief Thomas Friel said, “It is my honor and privilege to announce the selection of Lino Kamakau as DOCARE’s Hawaii ...
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Learn About Maui-Specific Rules This Weekend (Kahului, Maui) – Enforcement Officers with the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit (CFEU) will be at the Maui Mall on February 27, 2016 from 8 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. to help educate fishers about Hawaii’s fishing laws.  Information on Maui specific rules ...
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Weekend Event Focuses on Marine Protected Species & Fishing Rules (Kahului, Maui) – DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers will be at two Maui boat ramps this weekend to help teach ocean users about humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and other marine protected species. DOCARE officers will be joined by staff ...
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State Laboratory Gears Up for Zika Testing HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) State Laboratories Division is taking an active role in national efforts to control the spread of Zika Virus. Hawaii’s State Laboratories recently provided confirmatory testing for samples from American Samoa and the Marshall Islands to support these U. S. ...
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Hale Kau Kau Day

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to report the removal of a damaged dry dock vessel on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 which resulted in the clearing of Piers 40 and 41 in Honolulu Harbor where it was previously berthed. The dry dock named Kapilipono took on water and sunk in its ...
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Mark Rolfing Day

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 in Proclamations