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HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a bipartisan coalition of 32 attorneys general from around the country in defending the states’ vital ability to enforce state and federal consumer protection laws against student loan servicers. In an amicus brief (Pa-v.-Navient-States-Amicus-Brief) filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, ...
Read More AG News Release: Hawaii Attorney General Joins Bipartisan Coalition Fighting for Student Borrowers

Motorists are reminded that shoulders are a safety feature for vehicles that need to make emergency stops. HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds the public that road shoulders are primarily designed to provide for emergency storage of disabled vehicles, not to accommodate long term parking. HDOT does not permit long-term parking along ...
Read More HDOT News Release: No parking along Daniel K. Inouye Highway at Mauna Kea Access Road

HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General (AG), Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), and Department of Transportation (DOT) issues this joint statement regarding Mauna Kea Access Road. Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT.  Pursuant to HRS § 26-19 and HRS Ch. 264, DOT has control and jurisdiction ...
Read More Attorney General 2019-53 Joint Statement on the Jurisdiction of Mauna Kea Access Road

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors, joining a coalition of 16 attorneys general led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, announced today the filing of a brief in the United States Supreme Court in the coalition’s ongoing lawsuit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The lawsuit, originally filed in September ...
Read More Attorney General 2019-66 Hawaii Attorney General Joins Coalition in Filing Brief in U.S. Supreme Court to Preserve DACA and Protect DREAMers

What: Monthly Siren Test for September 2019 Who: Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency When: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 HONOLULU — The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test

HONOLULU – Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Hawaii Island continues to show positive signs as it recovers from last year’s downturn in visitors due to ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for July 2019

HONOLULU, HI – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) is advising the public to be aware of phone scammers targeting licensed professionals with false threats of investigation. The Department received reports that an individual impersonating a state official has contacted at least two licensees stating that their ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Phone Scam Calls Targeting Licensed Professionals Reported

Everyone is Asked to Practice Bio-Sanitation (Līhu‘e) – Recent helicopter surveys prompted foresters with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) to sample 10 dead ‘ōhi‘a in two locations within the Līhu‘e-Kōloa Forest Reserve. Six trees tested positive for Ceratocystis lukuohia, the more virulent of the two fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death, the ...
Read More DLNR/KISC News Release-A Aggressive Form of Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death Fungus Found In Two More Locations On Kaua’i, August 29, 2019

Few issues in recent memory have been more controversial for Hawai‘i than the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. As people weigh in on all sides, Governor Ige continues to believe that respect for Mauna Kea can be reconciled with astronomy and that Native Hawaiian culture and modern science can work together to benefit the whole ...
Read More Finding a way forward on Mauna Kea, TMT

From its initial site selection in 2009 to the notice to proceed in July 2019, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea has undergone unprecedented legal and community scrutiny. The process involved numerous public hearings, court appeals, and, finally, a 2018 Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling that upheld a Conservation District Use Permit approved by ...
Read More Findings and conditions for the TMT to proceed

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