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HONOLULU – Laumaka work furlough inmate Roman Maave failed to return to the Laumaka Work Furlough Center. He was supposed to return by 12 p.m. Sheriffs and Honolulu Police were notified. 43-year-old Maave is 5’11” and weighs 175 lbs. He has brown eyes and brown hair but usually shaves his head bald. Maave is serving time for Promoting a ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE – Laumaka work furlough inmate Roman Maave fails to return to furlough home. (picture attached)

HONOLULU – Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent $17.75 billion1 in 2019, an increase of 1.4 percent compared to 2018, according to preliminary year-end statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Visitor spending includes lodging, interisland airfare, shopping, food, car rental and other expenses while in Hawaii. Spending by visitors generated $2.07 billion in state ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for 2019

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard on Jan. 30, 2020 — the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. David Ige orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez

HIGH TECH AERIAL OBSERVATORY CURRENTLY MAPPING HAWAI‘I’S CORAL REEFS (Hilo) – Following the latest mass coral bleaching event in Hawaiian waters last fall, the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) elected to use an equipment rich, aerial platform to map and access the health of reefs along the more than 700 miles of shoreline in ...
Read More DLNR News Release-High Tech Aerial Observatory Currently Mapping Hawaii’s Coral Reefs, Jan. 29, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the traveling public that the single lane closure on Kamehameha Highway for emergency shoreline repairs will continue between Pokiwai Place and Hauula Beach Homes Road.  Additional sections were identified to be repaired, bringing the total area addressed through the emergency repairs in Hauula to approximately 2,300-feet. ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: ADDITIONAL AREA OF SHORELINE REPAIR ON KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY IN HAUULA IDENTIFIED

(Honolulu) – A critical parcel of land for protecting an important watershed on Moloka‘i’s east side has been acquired by the State. Pua‘ahala  was previously owned by K&H Horizons Hawai‘i. It comprises 800 acres of an entire ahupua‘a from the top of the mountain to the ocean. It will protect the island’s remaining watershed forests ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Pua’ahala Watershed on Moloka’i Acquired for Conservation, Jan. 28, 2020

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a multistate coalition led by California and Illinois in filing an amicus brief in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Reproductive Health Services v. Planned Parenthood of St. Louis challenging the constitutionality of several recently enacted abortion bans in Missouri. Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, the ...
Read More ATTORNEY GENERAL NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Attorney General Joins a Multistate Brief Challenging Restrictive Abortion Laws

HAWAI’I COUNTY — The Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing at the following locations and times on THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Carvalho Park, Hilo Naʻalehu Elementary School, Kaʻū Hawaiian Paradise Park, Puna Residents nearby may hear the siren sound ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren testing on Hawai’i Island – January 30, 2020