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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public to stay out of Kaohaoha Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway in ‘Ō‘ōkala, Hawai‘i. Storm water within Kaohaoha Gulch was contaminated with animal waste due to discharge this morning from a lagoon at the Big Island Diary facility. The DOH is advising the public to ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH warns public about contaminated water in Kaohaoha Gulch near Ookala Town, Hawaii

Aloha, word & pdf attached with link to download and a factsheet about the HOME Project. Mele Kalikimaka! Multimedia download: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/KRWlcD9Afl UH MEDICAL STUDENTS MAKE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE DELIVERIES TO UNSHELTERED HOMELESS PEOPLE IN IWILEI, KAKAʻAKO, DOWNTOWN AND MAKIKI Christmas Eve is traditionally when families gather, and at the medical school today they did that ...
Read More VIDEO NEWS RELEASE: UH medical students make Christmas Eve deliveries to unsheltered homeless people in Iwilei, Kakaʻako, Downtown and Makiki

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige last Friday signed a revised administrative rule that prohibits the importation of dangerous wild animals for exhibition in circuses or carnivals in Hawaii. The amended rules on animal importation were approved by the Hawaii Board of Agriculture (Board) in Sept. 2018 and forwarded to the Governor for final approval. The ...
Read More News release on amended rules for dangerous wild animals for Circuses and Carnivals

HONOLULU – With the holiday season in full swing, food safety can sometimes take a back seat to busy schedules and competing priorities as families prepare for festive gatherings. Unfortunately, this can open the door to uninvited guests that may cause foodborne illnesses. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) offers the following tips to reduce ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH offers food preparation tips for a safe holiday season

(Lihue)-Detection of Ceratocystis lukuohia, the more virulent of the two fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death (ROD), has now been confirmed in three trees on Department of Hawaiian Home lands parcel behind Kalalea Mountain on the east side of Kaua‘i. This first detection of C. lukuohia comes after the other pathogen resulting in ROD, Ceratocystis ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Aggressive Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Fungus Found On Kaua‘i, Dec. 21, 2018

HONOLULU — Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) is one of Hawaii’s most iconic geological features and a significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resource. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks (Hawai‘i State Parks), is seeking to improve and diversify the visitor’s experience and recreational opportunities at Diamond Head State Monument.  Long-time co-tenant, ...
Read More News release from DLNR – DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SOUGHT THROUGH JANUARY 14, 2019

Honolulu — Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki today joined a multistate coalition in filing an amicus brief opposing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) unlawful practice of automatically terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status for some recipients without due process and against its own written policies. DHS has been engaging in the unlawful ...
Read More Attorney General News Release 2018-60 Attorneys General Act to Protect DACA Recipients

HONOLULU – Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki today, as part of a coalition of 29 states and local governments, moved the “Fourth National Climate Assessment” into the rulemaking records for the Trump Administration’s proposed rollbacks of the Clean Car Standards and Clean Power Plan. The Assessment’s findings reinforce the coalition’s arguments for maintaining the standards ...
Read More Attorney General News Release 2018-59 Coalition Adds Critical Information on Rollback of Clean Car Standards and the Clean Power Plan

There will be no lane closures from Dec. 22 – Dec. 28 due to HDOT’s Holiday Lane Closure Restriction. Shoulder closures are permitted to occur during this time. The special use lanes will not be operational on Tuesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. A list of the special use lanes can be found here. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

(Honolulu) – Governor David Ige has approved a comprehensive administrative rule amendment package for the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR). The amendments cover rules for state small boat harbors, state boating facilities, and state ocean waters. The significant changes made by the newly signed rules include: Consolidating all definitions in Title 13, ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Sweeping Changes in Rules For Boat Harbors, Facilities & State Ocean Waters Approved By the Governor, Dec. 21, 2018