Press Releases

What:                        Public celebration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s 177th birthday (Reservations required. Call 586-0248 by Friday, August 28) Who:              Governor David Ige, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and the Royal Hawaiian Band When:           Wednesday, September 2 Gates open at 3:30pm Performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band from 4pm to 5pm Gates close at 6pm Where: ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Public celebration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s 177th birthday

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners this morning on changes in Tropical Depression Kilo’s intensity and track. As of 11:00 a.m., Kilo was located about 660 miles southwest of Lihue and moving toward the northwest at 7 ...
Read More SCD NEWS RELEASE: Kilo to move away from main Hawaiian Islands; Impacts of severe weather expected to continue statewide.

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service (NWS) 5:00 a.m. advisory reported that Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 570 miles Southwest of Honolulu, moving West at 15 mph. The advisory went on to say that Kilo will become a tropical storm later today or tonight. The moisture wrapping around Kilo is impacting the entire state ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kilo Will Become a Tropical Storm Later Today

HONOLULU — Tropical Depression Kilo was located about 520 miles South of Honolulu, moving West-Northwest at 17 mph at the 5:00 a.m. National Weather Service (NWS report. The NWS downgraded the Kilo to a tropical depression overnight based on satellite inputs and information from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft that flew into the storm yesterday.Flash flooding ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kilo Now a Tropical Depression

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners on the latest on Tropical Storm Kilo’s intensity and track this afternoon. As of the 11 a.m. NWS advisory, Kilo is 480 miles SSE of Hilo and continues to move ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Statewide Coordination for Tropical Storm Kilo Remains Flexible

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige yesterday signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Kilo in Hawaii. The storm’s strength and track is highly uncertain at this time, but National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts show a potential impact to the state sometime early next week. The proclamation activates the Major Disaster ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Governor Signs Pre-Landfall Emergency Proclamation in Anticipation of Tropical Storm Kilo

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will comply with a court order and remove the barriers placed along Kamehameha Highway near Laniakea Beach on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  Work is scheduled to begin at 6:00 am and is expected to take 6 to 8 hours to complete. State crews will be moving the ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Laniakea Barriers to Be Moved, No Parking Signs to Be Installed

State’s Lowest Rate Since April 2008 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 3.7 percent, down from 4.0 percent in June. The last time the seasonally adjust unemployment rate was at or below 3.7 percent was in April 2008 ...
Read More DLIR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7 Percent In July

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Real Estate Commission (REC) will convene its standing committee meetings at the West Hawaii Civic Center’s Community Meeting Hale, Bldg. G, on Friday, Sept. 4. The Laws and Rules Review Committee meeting will convene at 9:30 a.m., and will be followed by the Condominium Review Committee meeting, and the Education Review ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Real Estate Commission to Hold Standing Committee Meetings and Opportunities for Educational Assistance on the Big Island

HONOLULU – First Lady Dawn Ige, together with Dr. Virginia Pressler, Director of Health, and Dr. Sarah Park, State Epidemiologist, today recognized public and private organizations for their contribution in reaching the milestone achievement of more than 500,000 flu vaccinations administered through the Stop Flu at School program since its inception in 2007. This recognition ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: First Lady Dawn Ige Kicks Off Annual Stop Flu at School Program and Recognizes Public and Private Partners