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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts the public that Halona Street will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions between Auld Lane and Kohou Street, including the intersection of Halona Street and Kokea Street, over a 24-hour period from Wednesday, July 5, 2017 through 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017 ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Modified 24-hour closure of Halona Street in Kalihi begins Wednesday, July 5

For O‘ahu’s Pupukea Forest Reserve and Maui’s Kula and Kahikinui Forest Reserves HONOLULU —  The Division of Forestry and Wildlife is seeking public input and comments on two draft forest reserve management plans, one for Pūpūkea Forest Reserve on the island of O‘ahu, and the other for Kula Forest Reserve and the Papa‘anui tract of ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Public input invited on two draft forest management plans

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Ige signed SB 559 into law (Act 032) — making Hawai‘i the first state to enact legislation that implements portions of the Paris climate agreement. The ceremony in the Capitol rotunda included legislators, county mayors and their representatives, famed Hōkūleʻa navigator Nainoa Thompson, department heads and environmentalists. “Hawai‘i ...
Read More Hawai`i leads nation on Paris climate accord support

Jobs, climate change and standing firm on island values — now and for the future. This issue of Capitol Connection discusses the governor’s vision for Hawai‘i’s 21st century job growth, the state’s leadership in support of the Paris climate accord, Hōkūleʻa’s historic homecoming, and the issues he considers in signing bills into law. Q. Why ...
Read More From the governor: Charting a course for jobs, Hawai`i values

The good news is Hawai‘i’s job market has never been better for someone looking for work. That’s according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. “We’re projecting growth in nearly all major industries, including construction, hospitality, education and health services, trade, transportation and utilities,” said DLIR director Linda Chu Takayama. So what are ...
Read More DLIR: ‘Hot jobs’ and future growth

The picture you see on High Technology Development Corporation’s (HTDC) home page reads, “Welcome home, Brian Dote.” The site tells the story of how local folks found jobs that brought them home to Hawai‘i. That’s what Gov. David Ige envisions for kama‘aina: a way to reverse the “brain drain” and develop an innovation economy that ...
Read More Making an innovation economy real for Hawai`i

Hurricane season has arrived, and the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) recommends residents prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water and other supplies. The season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. HI-EMA increased its recommendation from seven to 14 days, based on the experience of other states. “Depending ...
Read More Residents urged to prepare for hurricane season

Governor Ige, Japan Airlines and the state Department of Transportation have announced JAL’s return to Kona International Airport on Hawai‘i Island. The new service is in addition to JAL’s current flights between Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Honolulu. The new daily flights are set to begin on Sept. 15, 2017. “Japan Airlines has offered continuous service ...
Read More Japan Airlines returns to Kona

Controlling rose-ringed parakeets On a recent trip to Kaua‘i, Governor Ige signed House Bill 655 aimed at reducing the rose-ringed parakeet population. “They’re one of the most widespread invasive species on the planet,” he said. “They’ve had a tremendous impact on the island.” The bill appropriates $75,000 to the Department of Land and Natural Resources ...
Read More New parakeet bill and DLNR app to protect isle resources

What: Monthly Siren Test Who: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency When: July 3, 2017 HONOLULU — The state’s monthly test of the statewide outdoor warning siren system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren and emergency alert system test

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