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HONOLULU – Coffee leaf rust (CLR) has been confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from coffee plant samples collected on Maui last week. Also, in response to the detection on Maui, Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) staff began statewide surveys and detected suspect plants at a residence in Hilo on Hawai`i Island ...
Read More DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE: COFFEE LEAF RUST CONFIRMED ON MAUI AND TENTATIVELY FOUND ON HAWAI`I ISLAND

HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO) debuted a new website portal allowing the public to submit tips related to unlicensed activity electronically. The U-Tip portal eliminates the need to mail in tips about unlicensed activity and helps to streamline the flow of information to the department for ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Launches New Online Tip Portal to Report Unlicensed Activity

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   There will be no daytime roadwork scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in observance of Election Day, unless permitted. Special use lanes will not be operational.  — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Lane closure on ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 30 – NOV. 1, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.  Kuhio Highway contraflow is in modified hours due to lower COVID volumes. Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday: No contraflow operations   — KUHIO HIGHWAY (ROUTE 56) — 1) KAPAA (24-HOUR WORK) Traffic on Kuhio ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: KAUAI LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 30 – NOV. 1, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KAU Single lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 43 and 46, Mamalahoa Highway and Kapapala Ranch Road, on Saturday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 6, from 8 ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HAWAII ISLAND LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 30 – NOV. 1, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting. — HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY (ROUTE 30) —   1) LAHAINA Left lane closure on Honoapiilani Highway (Route 30) in the southbound direction near mile marker 27, Akahele Street and Honoapiilani Highway, on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: MAUI LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 30 – NOV. 1, 2020

Department of Health: Cases on Lānaʻi Slowing and Hawai‘i Island Cases Leveling The overall statewide daily case average is trending down, at 84 today. There were three (3) new COVID-19 cases reported on Lāna‘i today by DOH. The cumulative total now stands at 97 confirmed cases on the island (reported since Feb. 28). Large social gatherings and ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Oct. 29, 2020

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 Monday, November 2, 2020 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 HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: MONTHLY SIREN AND EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST

HONOLULU – The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in September 2020. Visitor arrivals decreased 97.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division. All passengers arriving from out-of-state during September were required to abide by a mandatory 14-day ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for September 2020

HONOLULU — The Med-QUEST Division of the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services is sharing an important deadline – residents who need affordable health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid coverage have 45 days to enroll in an affordable health plan through the health insurance marketplace, the federal website www.healthcare.gov. The open enrollment period is from Nov. 1 to Dec. ...
Read More Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021