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HONOLULU – As a result of the eruption and lava flow in the district of Puna that caused extensive damage in Hawaii county, Governor David Y. Ige has directed the Tax Department to provide relief and assistance to the affected taxpayers. The Department today issued a Tax Announcement describing various forms of relief that are ...
Read More RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS AFFECTED BY THE LAVA FLOW IN PUNA

HONOLULU — The 25 winners of the 12th annual My Hawai‘i Story Contest focused on the environment were recently announced. The students will be presented with awards and prizes at the Hawai’i Conservation Conference on July 25, 2018, at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu.   The theme of this year’s contest was, “Ulu Ka ...
Read More WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN 2018 MY HAWAI‘I STORY CONTEST OF STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING CONTEST

(HILO) – A 38 year old San Jose, CA man was cited by a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer two nights ago for loitering under Hawai‘i County code. The DOCARE officer was checking barricades in Nanawale Estates when he spotted a red light in the sky. A short time later he ...
Read More Man Cited for Drone Operation in Restricted Airspace, May 31, 2018

HONOLULU – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for April 2018. “Hawaii tourism continued to enjoy the benefits of increased air seat capacity and strong travel demand during the shoulder month of April, as visitor spending grew by 13.4 ...
Read More Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 13.4 Percent to .42 Billion in April 2018

HAWAII BOARD OF AGRICULTURE APPROVES EMERGENCY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM FOR KAUAI FLOOD AND KILAUEA ERUPTION   HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Agriculture (Board) today approved parameters for emergency low-interest agricultural loans for farmers suffering damage due to the heavy rain and flooding on Kauai and Oahu in April and the current eruption phase at ...
Read More Approval of Ag Disaster Loan Program

MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:           Bill signing for HB 2501 This bill codifies the Hawaii Community College Promise Program and appropriates funding to establish and implement the scholarship program.   WHO:             Governor David Ige Key legislators John Morton, University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges Kalbert Young, University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Budget and ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Media Advisory – Bill signing for HB 2501 (Community College Promise Program on 6/1/18 @ 1 pm

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is modifying the late-night convoy schedule for local access via Kuhio Highway (Route 560) to Wainiha and Haena. On May 29, 2018, HDOT announced the addition of a late-night convoy beginning Wednesday, May 30, 2018. After receiving community feedback, the departure times for the convoys have been ...
Read More Update to schedule for local late-night convoy for Kuhio Highway between Waikoko and Wainiha

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – The National Park Service and Hawai‘i Department of Transportation have signed an agreement to prepare Chain of Craters-Kalapana Road as an evacuation route through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park should Highway 130 be cut off by lava from the Kīlauea eruption. Work began May 30 to remove a 0.7-mile-wide section of ...
Read More Work begins on Chain of Craters-Kalapana Road evacuation route

HONOLULU – Governor David Y. Ige and the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division are ushering in the next phase of the airport modernization plan with the start of construction on the new Mauka Concourse, which will deliver additional gate capacity capable of handling larger aircraft and 260,000 square feet of environmentally friendly space ...
Read More HDOT breaks ground on new Mauka Concourse at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the public that construction for the Kalanianaole Highway Resurfacing project from West Hind Drive to the H-1 Freeway will begin on Sunday night, June 3, 2018. Roadwork will be scheduled in both directions on Sunday nights through Friday mornings, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, ...
Read More Kalanianaole Highway Resurfacing project from West Hind Drive to the H-1 Freeway begins Sunday, June 3

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