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First of three improvement projects planned for Kekaha Kai Park KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII —  The DLNR Division of State Parks will begin the first of three improvement projects planned for Kekaha Kai State Park on Monday, October 2, 2017 with full closure of the entry road to the Mahaiula section of the North Kona park for ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Entry road to Mahai`ula section of Kekaha Kai State Park to close for road repairs October 2 to November 3

Civil Service and Exempt Employees Excluded From Bargaining Unit 10

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC today after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection. Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC is the third licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the state (and the second on Maui) ...
Read More HDOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawai‘i Department of Health issues Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC notice to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are pleased to announce the completion of the Halona Street Bridge replacement project on time and within budget nine months after construction began. Governor David Ige was joined by federal and state officials in a blessing ceremony today to celebrate the ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Halona Street Bridge replacement project completed on schedule

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige signed Act 161 into law last year creating the Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board. The Legislature, in developing Act 161, envisioned a board responsible for reviewing criminal investigations of incidents of officer-involved deaths conducted by law enforcement agencies. The board will evaluate the fairness of investigations and determine whether ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Formation of the law Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board

WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY – On approval of TMT permit           WHO:                        Governor David Ige          Attorney General Doug Chin WHEN:  Thursday, September 28 at approximately 3:30 p.m. WHERE: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA AVAILABILITY: On approval of TMT permit

The Board’s decision today is the latest milestone in what has been a complex journey. I believe Hawai‘i can host a new telescope in the right way, with respect for the values, traditions and culture of the first Hawaiians, and that our island state can be Earth’s eyes into the universe to prepare for a brighter future. ...
Read More Governor Ige’s statement on approval of TMT permit

5-2 Majority Adopts Hearing Officer’s Findings HONOLULU – Recognizing its responsibility to strike a balance between native Hawaiian traditional and cultural practices and other stakeholders in the state, a 5-2 majority of the Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources (the Board) adopted today the recommendation of retired judge Riki May Amano to approve the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Board of Land and Natural Resources approves TMT permit

Vaccination consent forms due October 25, 2017 HONOLULU – The list of schools participating in this year’s school-located flu vaccination program, Stop Flu at School, is available on the Hawaii Department of Health’s (DOH) website at http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-at-school/. DOH will hold flu vaccination clinics in 167 public schools statewide from Nov. 1 through Dec. 21, 2017. ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Stop Flu at School clinic information now available

Cause of Kaua‘i Fire Thought to be Accidental (HONOLULU) – Firefighters from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) remain on the scene of an approximately 100 acre wildland fire burning on Makana puʿu between Hāʿena State Park and Limahuli Gardens on Kaua‘i’s north shore. The fire, first reported early Tuesday morning, is burning ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hāʿena State Park & access to Kalaulau Trail still closed

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