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Hawai‘i island residents and thousands of visitors to the Kona coast have reason to celebrate with the dedication of the newly widened stretch of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway — a project years in the making. The now four-lane scenic highway runs between Kealakehe Parkway and Keahole Airport Road. “The widening of the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway has ...
Read More Long-awaited Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway celebrated

New Wi-Fi hotspots — from Moloka‘i’s remote Kalaupapa area to bus stops and community gathering places — are now available on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i and O‘ahu, with Hawai‘i island locations planned for implementation. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has announced the first wave of free public Wi-Fi hotspots  will offer one hour ...
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Flood-related closures on Kauai remain in place; flood response on Oahu does not allow Oahu District to repair Kalanianaole Highway Contraflow beacon for tomorrow AM contraflow. HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) responded to flooding events on Kauai late Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. HDOT engaged in flood response on Kauai and Oahu Tuesday, ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Effects of remnants of Tropical Cyclone Lane on State Routes

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a supplementary proclamation to extend relief for disaster damages resulting from Hurricane Lane. While the hurricane weakened rapidly on Friday, Aug. 24, the storm’s moisture was spread over a greater area and resulted in prolonged periods of slow moving, heavy rain that continues to impact the state. In ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Governor Ige signs supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance related to Hurricane Lane

KAHULUI – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve –Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area from Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Friday, November 2, 2018, to allow for scheduled road ...
Read More News release from DLNRL – PORTIONS OF KULA FOREST RESERVE AND POLIPOLI SPRING STATE RECREATION AREA TO BE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2 – For infrastructure maintenance and fuel mitigation work

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner invites teams to participate in the 2018-2019 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition. LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology ...
Read More DCCA RELEASE: Registration Now Open for the 2018-2019 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition

Team Now Preparing for Additional Releases This Fall (Hilo) – In their forest home in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on Hawai‘i Island, eleven ʻAlalā (native Hawaiian crows) appear to have little difficulty following several days of heavy rains generated by Hurricane Lane. The critically endangered birds, the first to have been successfully released ...
Read More The Alala Project News Release-11 Alala in the Wild Survive Hurricane Lane with No Impacts, August 28, 2018

Renderings Honolulu – The State of Hawaiʻi has completed its review of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). The Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and the Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted the EIS to the state on July 8, 2018. Gov. David ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige selects animal quarantine station as site of new Oahu Community Correctional Center