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Wailuku, Maui – On May 16, 2019, Nicole Rapoza, a former tax preparer pleaded guilty to fourteen (14) counts of aiding and abetting the preparation of false and fraudulent 2014 State of Hawaii tax returns.  Pursuant to a plea agreement, the State will be dismissing twelve (12) counts (counts 15-26). Nicole Rapoza was charged on ...
Read More DOTAX PRESS RELEASE: Former Maui Tax Preparer Pleaded Guilty To Tax Violations

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali Highway overpass and the Middle Street underpass on Friday, May 17, through Friday, May 24, for guardrail and shoulder improvements.   2) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts motorists that the number of parking stalls for vehicles higher than 6’6” at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) has been reduced due to rail construction in parking lot A, located behind the lei stand building. HDOT has created a dozen stalls reserved ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Over height vehicle parking limited at HNL

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed William J. Aila, Jr. as interim chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission/director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, effective May 17, 2019. Aila was confirmed as deuty to the commission chair in April. He has been serving as acting chairman since the departure of Jobie Masagatani on ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige appoints William J. Aila as interim chair of Hawaiian Homes Commission-DHHL Director

Jobs Increase 3,800 Over the Year HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.8 percent, the same as in March. Statewide, 651,450 were employed and 19,000 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 670,450. Nationally, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 2.8% in April

HONOLULU – In recognition of Police Week, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is sharing a public service announcement (PSA) on Hawaii’s Move Over law and is illuminating Aloha Tower in blue. “Our local law enforcement have always been great partners in traffic safety,” said Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay. “We believe it’s ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT reminds drivers to Move Over for police officers, emergency responders

(Hilo) – The late Hawai‘i Island State Senator, Gilbert Kahele, was a champion for the stewardship and improvement of facilities at the formerly named Mauna Kea State Recreation Area; renamed Mauna Kea Recreation Area when management was transferred from the State of Hawai’i to the County of Hawai’i five years ago. Today, during a private ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area is New Name for Hawai’i Island Park, May 15, 2019

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Proclamations

STOP THE BLEED DAY

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Proclamations