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HONOLULU – The Governor’s office today announced a series of statewide public briefings on three health care initiatives meant to improve insurance coverage, health care access, and coordination of care.  The public briefing will cover the following proposals: The state’s proposed waiver from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), developed with input from ...
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology are collectively monitoring the extent of coral bleaching from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands/Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to the main Hawaiian Islands.  NOAA has long predicted a severe coral bleaching event for August-October 2015 in Hawaii and ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: 2015 Coral bleaching season has begun in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is teaming up with Hawaii 3R’s to raise funds towards cooling schools. Hawaii 3R’s is a local nonprofit organization aimed to Repair, Remodel, Restore Hawaii’s public schools. HIDOE has been working on long-term solutions to cool classrooms that lack air conditioning units. However, the record-breaking temperatures ...
Read More DOE NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii 3R’s to assist Department of Education with donations to cool schools

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Hilo and Keaukaha residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Hilo International Airport. Runway 8-26 will be closed nightly for airfield maintenance and runway painting on the following days: ·        Wednesday night, ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Runway 8-26 closure for airfield maintenance at Hilo International Airport

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, Sept. 12, to 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, Sept. 13, for routine tunnel cleaning and maintenance. Electronic message boards will be ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Pali Highway Honolulu-bound closure Saturday night for tunnel cleaning

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 August 2015 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 (through August)

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology are collectively monitoring the extent of coral bleaching from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands/Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to the main Hawaiian Islands.  NOAA has long predicted a severe coral bleaching event for August-October 2015 in Hawaii and ...
Read More DLNR: 2015 coral bleaching season has begun in Hawaii

(HILO) – Eight people were arrested early this morning at a protest camp across the road from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center on Hawaii island.  Seven women and one man were arrested for being present in the restricted area, outlined in the emergency rule passed by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and signed ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Second round of arrests on Mauna Kea under emergency rule

KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists that as of Friday, Sept. 4, the truck escape ramp and drainage improvements of the Daniel K. Inouye Truck Escape Ramp project have been completed.  The 1,600-foot-long escape ramp is fully functional and open to the public.  It is located on Daniel K. Inouye Highway ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Truck escape ramp opens on Daniel K. Inouye Highway in Kona