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HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of February 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: DCCA disciplinary actions

HANA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists that Hana Highway (Route 360) will be closed at Milepost 6.1 near the Nailiilihaele Stream Bridge, on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Crews have removed material from the hillside after a minor landslide occurred yesterday. Crews will assess the area ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Hana Highway closed for slope mobilization work, March 11

HONOLULU — Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) work furlough inmate Levon Kahee failed to return to the YWCA Fernhurst furlough home in Makiki this morning. She left for work at 2pm yesterday but did not return to the home at the designated time of 1:30 a.m.  Honolulu Police and Sheriffs were notified. 36-year old Kahee ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: WCCC work furlough inmate fails to return to furlough house in Makiki

  HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed today a new locally-acquired case of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. The individual does not have a history of recent travel outside of Hawaii, so the new case has been added to the local outbreak. This case comes after nearly two weeks of no ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health confirms new locally acquired case on Hawaii Island

  LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex (KNWRC) are reminding Kaua‘i residents that March is the middle of the breeding season for Hawaii’s native goose, the Nēnē, which typically runs from September to April. Reports of loose dogs and cats hunting Nēnē have been ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Nēnē goslings in danger from loose pets during nesting season

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety was notified this evening that extended furlough inmate John Luna was arrested by Honolulu Police. Luna failed to report to OCCC Module 20 for his scheduled check-in on January 27. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Missing OCCC extended furlough inmate arrested

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the Pali Highway will be closed in the Honolulu-bound direction between Kamehameha Highway and Waokanaka Street from 7 p.m. on Saturday night, March 12, 2016, through 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 13, 2016, for routine tunnel maintenance and cleaning. Electronic message boards ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Pali Highway Honolulu-Bound Closed Saturday Night, March 12, for Routine Maintenance

HONOLULU – The White House announced today the next round of 15 new TechHire regions, which includes Hawai‘i. President Obama selected the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), an attached agency to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, to participate in the program.  HTDC has led the effort to demonstrate Hawai‘i’s ability to ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige applauds White House decision to select Hawai‘i’s High Technology Development Corporation for TechHire program

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health is launching two new search tools designed to help make it easier for Hawaii residents to redeem and recycle deposit beverage containers. The tools help consumers statewide locate their nearest certified redemption center with street addresses and current hours of operation. “These search tools are currently in ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health’s HI-5 Deposit Beverage Container Program Offers New Search Tools to Locate Recycling Centers

HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will have applications for the 2016 Lana‘i Mouflon sheep hunting season, together with instruction sheets, available at all its forestry and wildlife offices statewide beginning Monday, March 21, 2016. Applicants may also apply online.  A $10 dollar application fee ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Announces 2016 Lana‘i Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season