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(Wailuku) – Yesterday, a video documenting a substantial fish kill of native ‘o‘opu (gobies) at the mouth of the Wailuku River was brought to the attention of the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM).  On Monday, CWRM began the installation of a fiberglass fish ladder on the face of the 22-foot vertical concrete wall located ...
Read More DLNR News Release- ‘O’Opu Fish Kill on Wailuku River, Oct. 31, 2019

Four Locations on Kaua‘i Involved this Nesting Season (Li‘hue) – Off-leash dogs and feral cats are responsible for the massacre of between 140 and 150 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (ʻUaʻu kani)  on Kaua‘i during this year’s nesting season.  The shoreline burrowing seabirds are easy prey for both dogs and cats. In the most recent incident, earlier this ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Dogs and Cats Kill More than 100 Seabirds on Kauai, Oct. 31, 2019

(Honolulu, HI) – A new Waikīkī Beach improvement project to help beach erosion is kicking off next week.  The project includes construction of a 95-foot-long sandbag groin and the transfer of 700 cubic yards of beach sand from the Diamond Head swim basin of Kuhio Beach. The groin and beach sand will serve to stabilize ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Kuhio Beach Erosion Control Project To Begin Next Week, October 30, 2019

HONOLULU – Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $13.35 billion in the first three quarters of 2019, which is relatively similar (-0.1%) to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Visitor spending includes lodging, interisland airfare, shopping, food, car rental and other ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for the First Three Quarters of 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 Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test NOVEMBER 2019

(Honolulu)-The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 25, 2020.  A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and ...
Read More DLNR News Release-2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Opens Through January 2020, October 29, 2019

(Honolulu) – The Wahiawā Freshwater State Recreation Area has been a fixture in the community for years featuring Lake Wilson as one of its prime features. This Saturday, the DLNR Division of State Parks is sponsoring a community event in partnership with the Wahiawā Community Based Development Organization entitled “A Day at Lake Wilson”. This event will highlight recent State Park improvements ...
Read More DLNR News Release-A Day At Lake Wilson, October 29, 2019

View the news release online here. Hawaii’s ELL students show progress on Nation’s Report Card The results released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show double-digit gains for Hawaii’s fourth grade English Language Learners (ELL). State average scaled scores for fourth grade ELL students increased by 26 points for reading and 13 points for mathematics ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Hawaii’s ELL students show progress on Nation’s Report Card

HONOLULU –  Young adults with disabilities had a golden opportunity to highlight their skills and land their first jobs at the state’s second annual Reverse Job Fair at the Hawai‘i State Capitol Tuesday. The 77 candidates stationed at individual booths had the chance to meet with human resource representatives from 93 local companies, state, city ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – State’s second annual Reverse Job Fair brings potential employers to young adults with disabilities at the State Capitol

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige appointed former prisons director Ted Sakai to the new Hawai‘i Correctional System Oversight Commission. He joins three other commissioners — retired judge Ronald Ibarra (appointed by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald), Mark Patterson (appointed by Office of Hawaiian Affairs chair Colette Machado), and Michael Town (appointed by Sen. President Ronald Kouchi). ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige appoints former prisons director Ted Sakai to new corrections oversight commission

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