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DLNR Seeks Input on the Alternatives for the Park Master Plan (Kailua-Kona) Interested people are invited to review and discuss the preliminary alternatives for the management and development of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park on Hawaii Island at a meeting on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Konawaena Elementary School. The findings of  studies conducted for ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Community Meeting For Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has received laboratory confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a past Zika virus infection in a baby recently born with microcephaly in a hospital on Oahu. The mother likely had Zika infection when she was residing in Brazil in May ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health Receives Confirmation of Zika Infection in Baby Born with Microcephaly

HILO —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed the Muliwai hiking trail on the far cliff side of Waipio Valley and its Waimanu Valley campground,  following the closure of Waipio valley access road on Wednesday to residents only by Hawaii County officials following confirmation of two cases of dengue in Waipio residents. ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Closes Muliwai Trail and Waimanu Valley Campground after Waipio Valley Is Closed as Dengue Precaution

HONOLULU —  Portions of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Haleiwa small boat harbor are being used as an emergency command center authorized by the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, and set up by the Honolulu Police Department during multi-agency rescue efforts today for the missing crews of two Marine Corps helicopters which ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Boater Access to Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor Is Limited During Emergency Rescue Efforts for Downed Helicopter Crews

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, celebrated the Pier 4 Project at Hilo Harbor with a groundbreaking and dedication/blessing ceremony earlier today. The project consists of multiple phases: dredging and construction of the Pier 4 Inter-Island Cargo Terminal, construction of the Inter-Island Cargo Terminal Facility–Container Yard, and Kumau Street Entrance Improvements. ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT Celebrates Pier 4 Project with Groundbreaking and Dedication/Blessing Ceremony at Hilo Harbor

HONOLULU — The State Department of Defense today announced the appointment of Toby Clairmont as executive officer for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense. He began serving in this official capacity on January 11. Clairmont will report directly to Administrator of Emergency Management Vern Miyagi, who was appointed by ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Announces New Executive Officer

Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Resources to Help Consumers Compare Motor Vehicle, Home, and Auto Insurance Premiums HONOLULU — Hawaii Insurance Division recently released its 2016 premium comparison guides. The guides are available at http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins and cover motor vehicle, homeowners, condominium, and rental insurance. “Reviewing your auto or homeowner’s policies annually or in the event of ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: New Year, New Consumer Tools to Shop and Explore Coverage Options

HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige, the Maui Regional Board and the Corporate Board of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) today signed an agreement transferring the operation and management of the HHSC Maui Region health care facilities from the state to Kaiser Permanente. Signed Maui Transfer Agreement Kaiser Permanente’s Proposal (Large file) Kaiser Permanente’s ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Historic agreement approved for the operation and management of Maui Region health care facilities

What:            Signing of the Transfer Agreement for the Operations and Management of the Maui Region Hospitals Who: Governor David Ige Mary Ann Barnes, RN, President, Hawai‘i Region, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Avery Chumbley, Chair, Maui Region of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Dr. Linda Rosen, CEO, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation When:           Thursday, January ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Signing of the Transfer Agreement for the Operations and Management of the Maui Region Hospitals