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HONOLULU – The popularity of manta ray viewing sites at Makako Bay (Garden Eel Cove) along the coastline fronting the Sheraton Keauhou Bay on the Big Island’s Kona coast has captured media, state and federal attention.  These manta ray viewing opportunities are unique worldwide and tours are conducted in two specific areas where mantas tend ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Big Island manta ray viewing subject of proposed new rules

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has received the parts and materials needed to complete the emergency repairs inside the Wilson Tunnel on the Likelike Highway. Repair work will begin Saturday, Oct. 17 when crews will begin setting up equipment, laying out hole positions and drilling holes for the anchors. This work will ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Wilson Tunnel Honolulu bound lane closures to begin Tuesday night

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that Claus Z. Hansen, owner of Affordable Casket and Moanalua Mortuary, pleaded guilty to 7 counts of felony theft in state circuit court. Under a plea agreement, Hansen will serve 30 days in jail, pay $50,000 to the Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund, and perform 300 hours of ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Mortuary owner guilty of theft

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has issued a red “closed” placard to Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood Market located at Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Numerous health inspections revealed chronic temperature violations. The department has issued a penalty fee of $9,000 for the violations that led ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health issues red “closed” placard to Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood Market for food safety violations

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the H-1 Freeway Pearl City Viaduct improvements project is nearing completion as all deck widening has been completed. Remaining construction activities includes opening the last 1,000 feet of new lane on the eastern end of the Pearl City Interchange, restriping lines to connect ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT update on the Pearl City viaduct widening improvements project

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed an emergency proclamation that enables the state to quickly funnel money toward the facilitation of: (1) rapid construction of a temporary shelter for homeless families; (2) the immediate extension of existing contracts for homeless services; and (3) an immediate increase in funding for programs that promote immediate housing. ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation to address homelessness statewide

 HONOLULU – Renee Sonobe Hong was officially sworn in today by Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda during a special ceremony.  Renee begins her appointment as State Sheriff Division Administrator, effective October 16, 2015. Sonobe Hong most recently served as a Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Department, Hawaiian Home Lands and the Housing Division ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: New State Sheriff sworn in

WHO:             House Committee on Health Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health WHAT:          Informational Briefing                        The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss the process and progress on the implementation of Act 241, relating to medical marijuana, and to discuss best practices and identify areas of further policy development related to medical marijuana ...
Read More HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Officials to brief joint committees on progress of medical marijuana dispensary system

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