Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) is looking for a few good men and women to join the State Sheriff Division. Recruitment will open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) website for a three-week period from Monday, May 4, until Sunday, May 24.  PSD is seeking applicants willing to serve ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Sheriff recruitment to open statewide

Honolulu, Hawaii – House and Senate budget conferees funded $28 million in Grant-in-Aid (GIA) for local organizations serving the public and working to improve the state of Hawaii.  The total appropriations, amounted to nearly $20 million in capital improvement projects (CIP) funding and $8 million in operating funds. The funding agreements were made as lawmakers ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: House and Senate agree to million for local organizations

HONOLULU – Today Governor David Ige, key members of the State House and Senate, Ray Soon, Chief of Staff to City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Lea Hong, Trust for Public Land, and Doug Cole, North Shore Community Land Trust, held a news conference to announce that an agreement has been reached regarding ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Agreement reached on future of Turtle Bay conservation lands

MAKENA, MAUI —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed Makena State Park and ocean waters from Big Beach to La Perouse light house to swimmers, divers, and other ocean users. This is in response to a fatal shark bite this morning in the Kanahena Cove area of Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR posts shark warning signs at Ahihi-Kinau NAR following fatal shark bite today

HONOLULU – Black Band disease was found at nearly half of the reef sites surveyed for the presence of the disease in near-shore waters on Kauai. These are the findings contained in a final report authored by the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB).  Researcher Chris Runyon and her team surveyed 47 coral reef sites ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Progress made in fighting black band coral disease on Kauai

Honolulu, Hawaii — House and Senate conferees today agreed to authorize the Maui Regional System (MRS) of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement with a private entity to transition one or more of its facilities into a new private, nonprofit corporation. Lawmakers amended HB1075, CD1, requiring MRS to re-solicit proposals ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Legislators pave way for Maui Hospital to pursue public-private partnership

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that emergency roadwork on Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa will begin on Wednesday, April 29, to repair a section of the highway. Lane closures will cover approximately one half-mile between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road, fronting the Crouching Lion Inn. Lane closures for preparation ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Kamehameha highway shoreline emergency repairs in Ka’a’awa to begin tomorrow

WHO:           Conference Committee on HB1075 House Conferees:  Representatives Belatti/Nakashima/Luke, Co-Chairs; Yamashita, Thielen Senate Conferees:  Senators Green, Chair; Baker/Keith-Agaran/Tokuda, Co-Chairs; Slom WHAT:  The House and Senate will begin Conference Committee meetings onHB1075, which   authorizes the Maui Regional System of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Committee schedules hearing on measure to allow Maui Hospital to pursue public-private partnership

HONOLULU – The state attorney general’s office today transferred $12.5 million into the state’s general fund after successfully resolving lawsuits with several national credit card providers for engaging in alleged unfair and deceptive business practices involving Hawaiʻi consumers. In 2012 the state sued credit card providers Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Discover, HSBC, Capital One, ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: State receives million in settlement with credit card companies

HONOLULU – The State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages Heald College students in Honolulu to obtain their academic, attendance and financial records as soon as possible, and to refer to the school’s website at: cci.edu for specific information about the closure. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the owner of Heald College-Honolulu, announced that it ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Urges Heald College Students in Honolulu to Take Necessary Steps to Continue their Education