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HONOLULU – Do you have ideas on how the state and counties can reset tourism in Hawaii through destination management, prioritizing community, cultural and environmental needs? If so, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) would like to hear from you.   Guided by its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, one of HTA’s newest initiatives is the creation of ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Tourism Authority Seeks Community Input to Its Destination Management Action Plans

(Honolulu) – Work began today to replace the failed loading dock at the Maunalua Bay Launch Ramp in East O‘ahu. The contractor, Sea Engineering, began setting up its staging area and will then begin demolition of the existing loading dock. Then repairs will be made and a new loading dock, fabricated by Bluewater Marine, will ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Construction Begins on Loading Dock Replacement at Maunalua Bay, Oct. 6, 2020

Department of Health: One Death and 52 Additional Coronavirus Cases Reported Today A woman from O‘ahu, who was older than 80-years-old is reported as the 157th death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. She had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. DOH is reporting 52 new active cases today. Hawai‘i ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Oct. 5, 2020

ADAPTATION IS KEY TO OVERCOMING CHALLENGES FACED IN ‘ALALĀ RECOVERY PROGRAM  Multidisciplinary Approach Will Be Used For Next Steps in Saving the Hawaiian Crow  (Hilo) – The coalition of conservation partners working to recover the ‘alalā (also known as the Hawaiian crow) are looking to the future as they work to address recent challenges that ...
Read More DLNR News Release: The Alala Project News Release-Update, Oct. 5, 2020

EIGHT OF 11 COVID-19 DEATHS ADDED DUE TO UPDATED INFORMATION  (HONOLULU) – Eleven COVID-19 death on Oahu are being reported by the state today with eight of the deaths occurring between August 15 – Sept. 15, 2020.  Eight of the deaths were recently validated and classified as those records became available. COVID-19 deaths are officially ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. This action, during Fire Prevention ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Flag Order – Flags to fly at half-staff in memory of lost firefighters, first responders as part of Fire Prevention Week

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be closing a single lane of Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) at its intersection with Ainaloa Boulevard for the final paving of the Ainaloa Roundabout. The closure will take place daily on the following schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 – 5 a.m. to 5 ...
Read More DOT News Release: Single lane closure on Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) for final paving of Ainaloa Roundabout