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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division recently completed beta testing Hawaii.PortCall.com, a web-based vessel scheduling system that went live on January 1, 2016.  Hawaii.PortCall.com grants access to cruise line itinerary around the world to access open berths at Hawaii’s commercial ports years in advance. Itinerary planners can view the availability of berthing ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT Implements New Scheduling System at State Harbors

Jimmy Borges Day

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will hold weekly dengue information sessions in Kona and Hilo to provide timely updates and answer questions from the community about the Hawaii Island dengue outbreak. Participants will learn about the prevalence, transmission, and symptoms of dengue fever; outbreak response efforts; how to interpret case counts ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health to Hold Weekly Dengue Informational Sessions in Kona and Hilo

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program disbursed more than $10.36 million in federal funds in the last half of 2015 to support infrastructure improvements in the public water systems for all four counties. This exceeded the interim target of $7.67 million in disbursements. In addition, as of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health Meets EPA Interim Targets Ahead of Jan. 29 Deadline; More Funding for Water Quality Projects in Four Counties

Sets aside 300 acres of state land to the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s Waianae-Kai Forest Reserve. The Division has been managing this area as part of the Reserve for 60 years.

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold public meetings this month in Hilo to provide information on studies it has commissioned to assist with the Department’s planning for the future of these areas as current leases expire. DLNR leases out state-owned lands in Hilo, Hawai‘i at Banyan Drive and in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Holds Public Meetings on Banyan Drive and Kanoelehua Industrial Area Future Plans

It is with sadness that I received the news that Alexander & Baldwin will transition out of sugar farming after 145 years. This is a significant historic marker for Hawai‘i, the end of an era that touched the lives of generations of hardworking, local families. However, A & B will now pursue diversified agriculture – ...
Read More Governor David Ige’s Statement on the closing of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.

KAHULUI – Based on feedback and input received from the Hana community the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will not proceed with the Hana Pier rehabilitation project. HDOT reviewed various options for rebuilding the pier and discussed the plans with the community. Given the opposition to the improvements HDOT will remove the Pier. The estimated ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Hana Pier to Be Removed Following Public Opposition to Improvement Plan

Nomination Deadline:  February 1, 2016 HONOLULU – The start of a new year also marks the beginning of the annual Hawai‘i Big Tree Competition.  Sponsored by the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife and American Forests, the Big Tree program focuses attention on the largest trees of particular native species, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: The Hawai‘i Big Tree Competition Is Accepting Nominations for the Spring 2016 Season!

HONOLULU — The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on every island.  The recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage and will end on Friday, January 29 at midnight. To qualify, applicants must meet all of the requirements listed on DRHD’s ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Adult Correction Officer Recruitment Opens Statewide