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(LEHUA ISLAND) – “100% success,” is how a researcher with Island Conservation describes this week’s non-lethal bait experiment on this small island, 17 miles west of Kauai, just off the northern tip of Niihau.  State, federal, and non-profit partners conducted helicopter application of bait that is non-toxic, which they hope will ultimately lead to the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Non-toxic predator bait experiment considered a success

(HONOLULU) – Coral ‘bleaching’, a stress response caused by high ocean temperatures that makes corals appear white and can ultimately lead to their death, is reaching unprecedented levels across Hawaii.  Serious concern has already prompted a response from state and federal agencies charged with protecting and monitoring the health of coral reefs and volunteer organizations ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: First “Bleachapalozza” set to help monitoring coral bleaching event

HONOLULU – Work furlough inmate John Dziejak turned himself in at the Honolulu Main Police Station at 7:30 a.m.  Dziejak failed to return from a furlough pass to the Laumaka Work Furlough Center on August 26. He left in the morning on a job-seeking pass and was scheduled to return at 5:30 p.m.  He will ...
Read More DPS NEWS RELEASE: Missing Laumaka furlough inmate turns himself in at Honolulu Police Department

Honolulu, Hawaii – State Department of Transportation (DOT) and Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) officials today announced an access solution for businesses and residents isolated due to rail construction along sections of Farrington Highway. “This solution is the culmination of hard work by everyone involved.  But ultimately it was the community and businesses who, ...
Read More HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Waipahu legislator credits community for easing impact of rail construction

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) today gave an initial briefing to Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners regarding Tropical Disturbance (TD) 96-C, which was located about 900 miles southeast of Hilo as of 1:30 p.m. and moving very slowly to the north-northwest. The ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Tropical disturbance 96-C lingers in Central Pacific, uncertainty of impacts remains high

LĪHU’E –The public is advised that nine newly installed Civil Defense outdoor warning sirens will be tested next week. The special soundings are for acceptance testing, and will be conducted in partnership with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA). The testing will be conducted over a three-day period, Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, from 9 ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kauai Civil Defense siren tests scheduled September 22-24

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe, which for more than a decade has been challenged with overcrowded patient conditions, an ever-increasing number of high-risk patients, and concerns about employee safety, now has a solution to address these issues. The Hawaii State Department of Health has updated its master plan to optimize use of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health unveils campus master plan to reduce patient overcrowding, address employee and community safety issues

HONOLULU — The Department of Taxation’s 2015 Tax Workshops on Hawai‘i, Maui, Kaua‘i, and O‘ahu, will kick-off in Kona on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. This year’s workshop topics include a 2015 Legislative Update and an overview of the Transient Accommodations Tax. “We’re pleased to present our annual Tax Workshops for the state’s tax professionals,” said ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: Department of Taxation announces 2015 tax workshop schedule

Event:                News Conference on Hawaii State Hospital Master Plan Description:      The Hawaii State Department of Health has updated its master plan to address the increasing patient census, high percentage of high-risk patients, and employee safety issues. The Hawaii Department of Health will show how the new master plan is designed to improve safety for ...
Read More DOH MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawaii State hospital unveils master plan for Kaneohe campus

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has filed a Notice of Violation and Order against Ken’s Towing Service, Inc. The violations occurred at 55 Kukila Street in Hilo, Hawaii (TMK 2-2-058:027 and 2-2-047:061) and involved the operation of an unpermitted vehicle salvage facility and the obstruction of a DOH inspection. Ken’s Towing ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health cites Ken’s Towing Service, Inc. for vehicle salvage and solid waste inspection violations