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(Honolulu) – When Silene perlmanii, an extremely rare small shrub with delicate white flowers, was discovered on O‘ahu by botanist Steve Perlman in 1987, just 20 individuals remained in the wild. Within three years, only 6 plants remained, dwindling to a single individual by 1994. The decline of this species at the last known wild ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Growing Native Plants for Species Recovery and to Protect Land and Watersheds

HONOLULU –– Approximate 220 coders and innovators answered the call to apply their collective creativity to improving Hawaii state government. Gov. David Ige and state Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy today welcomed participants to the state’s Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC), kicking off the month-long competition and showcase of local tech talent. Participants formed ...
Read More ETS NEWS RELEASE: Hundreds Accept the State’s ‘Code Challenge’

2016 Efforts Beginning to Show Improvements at Iconic Kauai Park (Honolulu) – Maintaining and caring for (to malama) a remote wilderness park is a daunting, expensive, and labor-intensive task. When the leadership of the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) elected this year to put renewed emphasis on the spectacular Napali Coast State ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Malama the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park

State leads way in preparing state highway system for future without fossil fuels HONOLULU – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded $3.998 million in competitive grant funding to the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) as part of the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) program. The grant will allow the HDOT Highways Division to study ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Hawai‘i awarded nearly million in federal grants to study alternative transportation funding methods

2 Species on the Brink of Extinction Being Brought Into Safety from Threats in the Wild (Lihue, Kauai) Hawaii’s forest birds are one of the best examples anywhere in the world, of what’s known as adaptive radiation. This means a few founding individual species evolved into a multitude of species. They’re also a key reason ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Ensuring a Future for Hawaii’s Endangered Forest Birds

HONOLULU – The Real Estate Commission will convene its standing committee meetings at the Grove Farm Building – Conference Room, 3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  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 Meetings and Offer Consultations on Kauai

ESSA TEAM CONTINUES WORK STATEWIDE

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 in Main

To meet growing demand, Governor Ige’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) team added two more town hall meetings — one on Aug. 22 at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and the other on Sept. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lāna‘i High and Elementary School. Other September meetings are Sept. 7 from 4:30 to ...
Read More ESSA TEAM CONTINUES WORK STATEWIDE

O‘ahu commuters  got some relief with several projects designed to keep traffic moving now that school is back in session. Governor Ige and Department of Transportation (DOT) officials announced several simpler traffic fixes as lower-cost alternatives to more expensive, large-scale highway projects. Among the projects are a new shoulder lane in Kunia, a second Zipper ...
Read More DOT TAKES STEPS TO ‘BEAT THE SCHOOL JAM’

The 2016 World Conservation Congress provides a global stage to highlight the work Hawai‘i’s state agencies, together with community partners, do every day. The message is simple: Conservation is everyone’s kuleana. The Department of Land and Natural Resources is the agency entrusted with protecting the state’s vast natural, cultural and historic resources while overseeing their ...
Read More TAKING CARE OF HAWAIʻI — FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA

Think global, act local. Never has that phrase meant more than now when the world’s spotlight is on the islands for the first U.S.-based IUCN World Conservation Congress Sept. 1-10 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. This month’s Capitol Connection focuses not only on the Congress itself, but also on work by the state and its ...
Read More FROM THE GOVERNOR: TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE HAWAIʻI