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If ever there was a year to be thankful for teachers, it’s this year. The pandemic has meant everyone — students, parents, and teachers — have had to adapt in ways like never before.  All of this made the Hawai‘i Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year Awards that much more meaningful as 16 finalists ...
Read More In a turbulent year, Hawai‘i’s top teachers honored

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has conveyed the sewer lines in Kaupuni Village, Oʻahu to the City & County of Honolulu (City & County) in the first of what will be several sewer line transfers stemming from the implementation of Act 227, 2014 (Act). The agreement was filed with the ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: DHHL Begins Sewer Line Conversions on Oʻahu

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the installation of Blyncsy Intersect Connected Vehicle units on the 16 state-owned traffic signals in East Hawaii in cooperation with Elemental Excelerator. These connected vehicle sensors calculate travel times between units by anonymously collecting data from Bluetooth-enabled devices in passing vehicles. HDOT and ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: CONNECTED VEHICLE SENSORS INSTALLED IN EAST HAWAII

Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Expands Pre-Travel Testing Program to Japan Gov. David Ige made the announcement at a news briefing this afternoon that Japan is being added to Hawai‘i’s pre-travel testing program. Starting Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Oct. 27, 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 called HealthCare.org. The open enrollment ...
Read More DHS NEWS RELEASE: Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021

State announces 21 trusted testing partners in Japan HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Friday, Nov. 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Japan. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Hawaiʻi expands pre-travel testing program to Japan

Governor’s Office: Governor Signs Stay-At-Home Order for Lāna‘i As Lāna‘i continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases, the island is being put under a stay-at-home order starting tomorrow to mitigate the spread of the virus. The order was signed by Gov. David Ige this morning. It goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Maui Mayor ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, October 26, 2020