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August 7, 2018   WHAT:          Groundbreaking ceremony for new Hawai‘i State Hospital patient building.                           Kahu Wendell Silva will preside over a traditional Hawaiian blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure forensic psychiatric facility. The new 170,000 square foot facility will incorporate clinical best practices and create a modern therapeutic environment. ...
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LĪHU‘E, KAUA‘I – After unprecedented rains caused destructive flooding and landslides this past April, the Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Kaua‘i District Health Office conducted an island-wide community assessment for public health emergency response (CASPER) in July 2018. The goal of this assessment was to determine resident preparedness, evacuation plans, health-related needs for natural disasters, ...
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Vaccination consent forms due August 16, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will hold flu vaccination clinics in 180 public schools statewide from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2018. The list of participating schools is available at http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-at-school/. New this year: Vaccination consent forms will be distributed to parents through student orientation ...
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Changes implemented to help drivers Beat the School Jam HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division is reminding the traveling public that more than 45,000 public, private, and college students return to school this month, which historically has increased travel times during peak morning and evening hours. In an effort to help ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the successful roll-out of the second phase of the state’s payroll modernization effort. This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments. The first payday through the new, modernized payroll system to this second group of employees took ...
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Two Fires Burning in Separate West O’ahu Forest Reserves (Honolulu) – Thirty (30) DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) firefighters continue battling a 1,500 acre wildfire in the Wai‘anae Kai Forest Reserve which started Saturday morning around 10. The Honolulu Fire Dept. requested DOFAW assistance at noon and Ryan Peralta, a DOFAW fire incident ...
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(Hilo) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the temporary closure of the public archery hunt in the youth and disabled area and makai section of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve. This is being done as a safety precaution due to the active wildland fire in and around the Pu‘u Anahulu game management ...
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OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 4 – AUG. 10 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
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HONOLULU — The DLNR Division of State Parks will close the parking lot at the Keawaula (Yokohama beach) section of Kaena Point State Park, from Monday August 6 through Monday August 13, 2018 for repaving and restriping, weather permitting. The parking lot will be barricaded after paving to allow the asphalt to cure. If rain ...
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Per community feedback, late night convoy schedule for Sundays and Holidays changed. WAINIHA, Kauai – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the following modifications to the schedule for limited local access to the communities of Wainiha and Haena on the north shore of Kauai to take effect beginning Monday, August 6, 2018. Per community ...
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