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RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES Authorizes the Department of Health, working in consultation with the Department of Human Services, to allow two private-pay individuals to be cared for in the same community care foster family home after consideration of specified relevant factors. ACT 030, HB1396 HD2 SD2 CD1

New flights expected to bring in nearly $10 M in annual tax revenue HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, Japan Airlines and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced details of JAL’s return to the Kona International Airport at Keāhole on Hawai‘i Island. JAL is starting a new daily, non-stop service between Narita International Airport in Tokyo ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: State announces details of Japan Airlines’ new daily, non-stop service to Kona

Hawai‘i Creeper Regains Its Hawaiian Name (Hilo) –  For more than 100 years there has been no known Hawaiian name for the endangered forest bird now commonly called the Hawaiʻi Creeper (Loxops mana). But Noah Gomes, a recent graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo with a masters degree in Hawaiian language and literature, ...
Read More DNLR NEWS RELEASE: Century-old mystery resolved

Direct payment to State of Hawaii is in addition to restitution to individual diesel VW owners and other large penalties for emissions fraud HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and Office of Consumer Protection Executive Director Stephen Levins today announced that the State of Hawaii has received a $2.5 million direct payment from Volkswagen. The payment ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: State of Hawaii receives .5 million payment from volkswagen

(Lihu‘e) – An analysis of long-term radar studies on Kaua‘i has revealed massive declines in populations of the island’s two endangered seabirds, the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) announced today.  The study, due to be published online in the scientific journal Condor on June 5th, shows that between 1993 and 2013 populations of the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Radar studies on Kaua`i highlight perilous state of endangered seabirds

HONOLULU – With immense pride the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) officially announces the Honolulu International Airport is now the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). “Dan spent more than 50 years flying between Honolulu and Washington, DC. representing the people of Hawaii. The iconic tower upon which his name is now affixed is a ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s biggest airport officially renamed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

Maui Brewing owners tops in U.S. Maui Brewing owners Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley took top honors recently as the 2017 National Small Business Person(s) of the Year. The award from the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized the husband-and-wife team for transforming their business, started in 2005, into the largest craft beer company in Hawai‘i. ...
Read More Governor congratulates small business owners and robotics winners

WHAT:  News Conference – Gov. David Y. Ige announces details of new Japan Airlines route to Hawai‘i WHO:                       Gov. David Ige Masaru Onishi, Japan Airlines Director/Chairman Harry Kim, Hawai‘i County Mayor  WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. WHERE: Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference – Gov. David Y. Ige announces details of new Japan Airlines route to Hawai‘i

  Amid the koa forest of the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve lives the Hawaii Creeper, a rare forest bird whose Hawaiian name has been lost for a century. Thanks to extensive research in the earliest documented literature, the Hawai‘i Creeper’s name – and its significance – has been rediscovered. The name ‘Alawi was submitted ...
Read More DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Naming ceremony to honor rare Hawaiian forest bird

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today confirmed six (6) additional cases of Oahu residents with mumps and one additional case of a resident on Kauai bringing the total number of cases in 2017 to 65. The recently confirmed cases include children and adults whose infection is linked to other cases on ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health confirms six additional mumps cases on Oahu and one additional case on Kauai

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