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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu residents that Runway 4R-22L will be closed at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) continuously from 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, through 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, for widening work. During closure hours, flights will be directed to use Runway ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Runway 4R-22L will be closed for construction at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

An obituary for a snail and a species  (Honolulu) –The last known Achatinella apexfulva in the Hawaiian Islands, “George,” died on New Year’s Day, 2019. George was approximately 14 years old and his name was derived from the Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise, “Lonesome George,” also the last of its species. The Achatinella apexfulva was the ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Last Known Land Snail of its Kind Dies, Jan. 4, 2019

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the traveling public of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey work that will be conducted on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) from mile markers 28 to 32 in Volcano on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 through Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Survey work to take place on Mamalahoa Highway in Volcano starting January 7

Link to photo and resume here. Link to news conference photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is appointing Clare Connors to be the attorney general of the State of Hawaiʻi, subject to senate confirmation. Connors is an experienced criminal and civil litigator who is leaving the law firm of Davis ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Governor Ige announces appointment of new attorney general

HONOLULU – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Director Catherine P. Awakuni Colón has named Colin M. Hayashida as insurance commissioner for the State of Hawaii. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019. The Hawaii Insurance Division regulates the Hawaii insurance industry, issues licenses, examines the fiscal condition of Hawaii-based companies, reviews rate and ...
Read More RELEASE: COLIN M. HAYASHIDA APPOINTED AS HAWAII INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

WHAT:     News Conference – Governor Ige will announce the appointment of a new attorney general   WHO:       Governor David Ige                    Appointee   WHEN:    Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.   WHERE:   State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Governor Ige will announce the appointment of a new attorney general

Open Application Period Begins January 2, 2019 for Preschool Open Doors Program Honolulu, HI – The Department of Human Services (DHS) has opened an application period for its Preschool Open Doors (POD) program 2019-2020 POD school year. We encourage families to apply between January 2, 2019 and March 29, 2019.  Applications received during this period ...
Read More DHS NEWS RELEASE: Preschool Open Doors Now Accepting Applications

Link to photos and resumes here. HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is reappointing the director and deputy at Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and is appointing a new state chief information officer. In addition, deputies at the Department of Health have been named.   Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Jobie ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige announces appointments at Hawaiian Home Lands, Enterprise Technology Services and deputies at Health

(Honolulu) – A cooperative operation between city & county, state, and federal government agencies resulted in the successful removal of a decomposing whale carcass from shallow waters fronting Sand Island State Recreation Area. The sperm whale carcass, first reported on Thursday about a mile from Kewalo Basin, ended up on the reef on the Ewa ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Sperm Whale Carcass Towed Out to Sea, Jan. 12, 2019