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HONOLULU – A recent land acquisition by federal, state and private-sector partners has ensured the protection of an entire watershed and nearly the entire ahupua‘a, from the Koʻolau summit to Waimea Bay. This native forest provides habitat for native plants and animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural ...
Read More Joint News Release: WAIMEA NATIVE FOREST ACQUIRED FOR CONSERVATION

HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation (DOTAX) is ready for the 2020 tax season. On January 2, 2020, taxpayers can begin filing all returns due in 2020, including Individual Income Tax, on Hawaii Tax Online (hitax.hawaii.gov). All updated (Rev. 2019) paper forms will be posted on DOTAX’s website (tax.hawaii.gov/forms) and most printed forms are available ...
Read More DOTAX News Release: FORM CHANGES, HAWAII COUNTY SURCHARGE INCREASE, E-FILING REQUIREMENTS UPDATED FOR 2020

HONOLULU – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has closed a portion of Public Hunting Unit H in the Pu‘u ka Pele Forest Reserve on the west side of Kaua‘i until further notice. The closed portion of the hunting unit is bounded by Makaha Ridge Rd., Kokee Rd., Nualolo Trail and the coastline. ...
Read More DLNR News Release: HUNTING AREA, ROAD, AND TRAIL IN KOKEE AREA CLOSED DUE TO SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORTS

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public that Pali Highway in both directions will be closed between Waokanaka Street and Kamehameha Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This closure is necessary to remove two trees whose root systems were loosened by rain and windy conditions on ...
Read More DOT News Release: Full Pali Highway closure on Jan. 1, 2020 to remove trees above the highway

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. HDOT’s Holiday Lane Closure Restriction is in place through Thursday, Jan. 2. Shoulder and other closures needed for operational safety are permitted to occur during this time. The special use lanes will not be operational on Wednesday, ...
Read More DOT News Release: KAUAI LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF DEC. 27 – DEC. 29

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting. — HANA HIGHWAY (ROUTES 36/360) — 1) WAILUA VALLEY (24-HOUR WORK) Lane closure on Hana Highway (Route 360) in the northbound direction in the vicinity of the Wailua Valley State Wayside on Saturday, Dec. 28, through Friday, ...
Read More DOT News Release: MAUI LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF DEC. 27 – DEC. 29

HDOT’s Holiday Lane Closure Restriction is in place through Thursday, Jan. 2. Shoulder closures, work within HART jurisdiction, and other closures needed for operational safety are permitted to occur during this time. The special use lanes will not be operational on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. A list of the special use lanes ...
Read More DOT News Release: OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 27 – 29

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public that Pali Highway in both directions will be closed between Waokanaka Street and Kamehameha Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This closure is necessary to remove two trees whose root systems were loosened by rain and windy conditions on ...
Read More DOT News Release: FULL PALI HIGHWAY CLOSURE ON JAN. 1, 2020 TO REMOVE TREES ABOVE THE HIGHWAY

HONOLULU – For many years, officers of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) have worn blue uniforms, which in some cases made it difficult for people to tell them apart from county police officers. Beginning next year, DOCARE officers have a complement of new uniforms that better reflect their duties and responsibilities ...
Read More DLNR News Release: STATE CONSERVATION OFFICERS RING IN 2020 WITH NEW UNIFORMS

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner and Insurance Division announces the high school teams who will compete at the annual HawaiiLifeSmarts State Competition. Teams from Iolani, Kalani, Maryknoll,and Waipahu high schools will be competing at the    in-person State Competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 8, ...
Read More DCCA News Release: High School Teams to Compete in the 2020 HawaiiLifeSmarts State Competition

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