Press Releases

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) along with 30 state attorneys general today announced a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies – Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., and TransUnion LLC. Under the settlement, the credit reporting agencies have agreed ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Office of Consumer Protection Announces Million Settlement with Credit Reporting Agencies

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Hilo and Keaukaha residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Hilo International Airport. Runway 8-26 will be closed for airfield maintenance and lighting work on Wednesday night, May 20, through Friday morning, May 22, from 9:30 ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Hilo International Airport to close runway 8-26 for airfield maintenance

Attorney General Doug Chin joined with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other states in a complaint charging four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers. According to the complaint, the defendants told donors their money would help cancer patients, including children and women suffering from breast cancer, ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General joins Federal, State crackdown against four cancer charities that allegedly bilked more than 7 million from consumers

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige expresses his condolences to the family of the Marine who died in an aviation accident at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimānalo on Sunday. The governor’s thoughts and prayers are also with the Marines and Navy corpsman who were injured aboard the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. “We must also express our ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Statement from Governor David Ige on aviation mishap in Waimanalo

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the season for taking ula and ula papapa (spiny and slipper lobsters) and Kona crabs in state waters is closed this month through the end of August. Hawaii Administrative Rules prohibit the taking, killing, sale or offering for sale, or possession ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Reminder: Lobster and Kona crab season closure now in effect

HONOLULU— The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the moi fishing season is closed beginning Monday, June 1, 2015. State regulations make it unlawful for any person to take, possess, or sell any moi during June, July, and August. “Moi is one of Hawaii’s most significant fish species, from a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Closed season for moi begins June 1

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2015 until sundown, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. Flags will be lowered to honor the men and women who have dedicated their lives to maintaining ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day and Police Week 2015

HONOLULU – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found the Hawai’i Health Connector (HHC) to be non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year.  The non-compliance included unresolved IT issues, a non-integrated eligibility enrollment system and lack of financial sustainability. CMS contacted the state administration about these issues.  Since February 2015, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Ige administration actively addressing Hawai‘i Health Connector non-compliance

Honolulu – When the 55-foot sailing vessel Doubloon broke apart off Mission Beach in Laie, it left a 1/2 mile long path of debris.  Today staff from the DLNR Land Division and Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) used trash cans, rakes, an ATV and sheer manpower to remove several truckloads of wood, plastic ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Mission beach partially cleared of debris from destroyed sailing vessel

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Ewa residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Honolulu International Airport. Runway 4R-22L will be closed for airfield maintenance work on Thursday, May 14, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. During this time, flight patterns will ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu International Airport to close runway for maintenance