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  Thousands of Birds Causing Ecological and Economic Damage (Lihue, Kaua‘i) – It’s another spectacular sunset near Spouting Horn on Kauai’s south side.  As people gather at the shoreline to catch a glimpse of the fabled green flash, their eyes turn inland for the green flash in the sky. This is the nightly invasion of ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Focus on invading parakeets during Hawai’i invasive species week

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airport Division, in coordination with DFS and HMSHost, on behalf of the Airport Concessionaires Committee were presented with a piece of fine art by local artist Satoru Abe. The art piece is displayed at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) main lobby terminal near the newly renovated cultural ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: New works of art by distinguished local artist displayed at Honolulu International Airport

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin has joined 17 other state attorneys general and Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection Executive Director, Steve Levins, in support of recent federal protections for students and taxpayers in higher education. In a February 22, 2017 letter sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General Doug Chin supports protecting students and taxpayers against bad actors in for-profit education

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that an Oahu grand jury has indicted Jacob Landon Powers for electronic enticement of a child in the first degree. According to the allegations, Powers, via online messaging on his mobile phone, communicated with someone he believed was a fourteen year old girl and arranged to meet ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Oahu man indicted for electronic enticement of a child

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that three northbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway will be closed between the Pineapple Road Overpass and Kipapa Bridge in Mililani for pavement replacement work. Three lanes will be closed on Thursday night, Feb. 23, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Weekend lane closures on the H-2 freeway in Mililani for pavement replacement work

The Department of Land and Natural Resources has not received the record of conviction for Ethan Ferguson.  At such time this record is received and reviewed, a decision will be made on Mr. Ferguson’s job status. Several news organizations have asked about Ferguson’s mother in connection with this matter. Hawaii Government Employees Association President Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto, ...
Read More DLNR statement regarding conviction of Ethan Ferguson

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the eastbound H-1 Freeway will be closed in Kapolei between the Palailai Interchange and Farrington Highway Overpass on Sunday night, Feb. 26, 2017, through Friday morning, March 3, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, for the Kapolei Interchange Complex Phase 2 ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: H-1 freeway eastbound closed nightly for the Kapolei interchange phase 2 project

  (HONOLULU) – To protect Hawaiʻi’s unique, imperiled native birds, researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi are teaming up with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adapt a ‘birth control’ method used across the U.S. mainland to control mosquitoes. Mosquitos are a nuisance and a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: “Birth control” for mosquitoes targeted at saving unique, imperiled Hawaiian birds

Volunteer Opportunities & Recent Successes Highlighted during Invasive Species Awareness Week (HONOLULU) –  Hawaii’s 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) starts today with a series of volunteer opportunities, and will end with a ceremony in Governor David Ige’s office to recognize people and organizations who’ve been instrumental in the fight against invasive species.  ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Heroes in the fight against invasive species honored

  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to attend the National Governors Association’s (NGA) winter meeting. The governor will join other governors from across the country to discuss a wide range of topics that are important to the future of the State of Hawai‘i. The topics include ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor to attend National Governors Association conference in D.C.