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 The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is announcing the start of a comprehensive coral reef management planning process. This is the result of mass coral bleaching over the past two years. The plan will identify steps necessary to best ensure the state’s coral reefs are as healthy and resilient as possible to maximize ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Comprehensive statewide coral reef management plan to begin

HONOLULU —   In response to the concerns of community members regarding the status of ocean recreation regulations in Maunalua Bay, the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) is taking the next step to establish the Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee (M-RAC). Online voting will open on Thursday, November 12, 2015 and runs until ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Voting begins for Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee

(HONOLULU) – While workers associated with the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island begin maintenance and repair activities, hunting and other recreational activities and research also continue on the mountain.  Suzanne Case, Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources said, “Mauna Kea is very much a multiple-use area for ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR lands on Mauna Kea used for recreation, research and recovery

Hawai‘i’s pivotal role in the Pacific was the focus of a business and diplomatic mission to Japan and China last month by Gov. Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige. The trip celebrated a 30-year sister state relationship with Okinawa and Guangdong Province and included a delegation from the Department of Business and Economic Development and ...
Read More On a Mission: Governor and First Lady Strengthen Hawai‘i’s Asia Connection

Maui schools Kalama Intermediate School and Lokelani Intermediate School have become the first in the state to receive free digital tablets for every student through the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program directed by the nonprofit Digital Promise. Gov. Ige commended the Maui schools’ selection for the coveted program and Verizon’s willingness to challenge students and ...
Read More Closing the digital divide in our schools

Thomas Kahalu Lee, Jr. knows what it means to be a “Wounded Warrior.”  He lost his right leg above the knee in Iraq but not his commitment to return to serve his island home. Lee, 40, is the governor’s new military affairs liaison, a position created by the Legislature last session to assist with community ...
Read More Thomas Kahalu Lee, Jr., new Military Affairs Liaison

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is pleased to announce that more than 36,000 Hawaii professionals may now renew their licenses online at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl. The program is a part of the highly successful effort by DCCA to implement efficient online filing procedures for businesses and professionals. Professionals able to renew online ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: License renewals available for more than 36,000 professionals at MyPVL

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued Notices and Findings of Violations and Orders (NOVOs) against four facilities in the state. Responsible parties may request a hearing to contest the violations and penalty fees. Hawaii BioEnergy AlgaeCo, LLC aka Hawaii BioEnergy, LLC was cited for late submittal of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health cites companies for air permit and pollution violations

(HANALEI, KAUAI) – Hanalei Stream is again flowing freely and within its banks after the completion of a multi-million dollar stream restoration project.  Hanalei is one of only two EPA National Heritage rivers west of the Rockies. A breach in its bank, 20 years ago, diverted water from the stream and often flooded adjacent properties after ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hanalei Stream restoration project is completed

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health Sanitation Branch issued a red placard today to Makittii Hawaii, a Waikiki buffet restaurant located at 2380 Kuhio Avenue because of a number of food safety code violations. The restaurant is now closed and the Department of Health has temporarily suspended the restaurant’s food permit until all ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health issues red “closed” placard to Waikiki Restaurant Makittii Hawaii