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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing on Hawaii Island on Thursday, March 3, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the following locations: Kapoho Vacationland, Puna Waa Waa, Puna Hawaiian Beaches, Puna Hawaiian Paradise Park, Puna Residents nearby may hear the siren ...
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HONOLULU — Lanai residents now have a certified redemption center on the island again and can resume recycling their beverage containers and other recyclables. The previous contract with Maui Disposal to operate the redemption center ended December 31, 2015. The Hawaii State Department of Health recently awarded a new contract to Maui Disposal, who was ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: H-5 Recycling Redemption Center on Lanai Now Open

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is finalizing repair plans for the section of Kamehameha Highway near Kaaawa that suffered damage due to high surf action on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The repair work will begin Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and is expected to be complete within a week. To expedite repairs, crews ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Repairs to Begin on Damaged Area of Kamehameha Highway Near Kaaawa

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced today that a favorable court decision issued earlier permits HDOT to pursue virtually all of its claims against consulting firm Ciber, Inc. arising out of a failed project to upgrade the computer accounting systems in HDOT’s Highways Division. In its decision, dated February 15, 2016, the ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Court Ruling Permits HDOT to Pursue Fraud Claims Against Ciber, Inc. for Botching Software Implementation Project and Submitting False Invoices

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today launched a new radio public service announcement (PSA) that focuses on an overlooked area of motor vehicle injuries – unbuckled back seat passengers. The original locally-produced radio spot is the first of its kind in the nation that emphasizes the importance of protecting backseat passengers ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Department of Health Launches New “Every Seat Every Time” Radio Message

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Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) formally announces plans to begin a contraflow lane on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli later this year. Governor David Ige directed HDOT to develop operational solutions to improve mobility around our state. Gov. Ige specifically requested that HDOT implement a contraflow on Farrington Highway to improve the quality ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Farrington Highway Contraflow Pilot Project Aims to Bring Traffic Relief to Waianae Coast

State Capitol Ceremony Recognizes Extraordinary Efforts (HONOLULU) –  Hawaii’s 4th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) wrapped up today with a ceremony in Governor David Ige’s office to recognize people and organizations who’ve been instrumental in the fight against invasive species.  HISAW is organized in coordination with the U.S. National Invasive Species Awareness Week ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Heroes In the Fight Against Invasive Species Honored