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HONOLULU – Coffee leaf rust (CLR) has been tentatively identified on coffee plant samples collected on Maui. The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) this afternoon received preliminary results from University of Hawai`i, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR) identifying the fungus on plants collected from managed and wild coffee in the Haiku area. ...
Read More DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE: COFFEE LEAF RUST TENTATIVELY FOUND ON MAUI Confirmatory Tests Underway

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 HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Oct. 26, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Public Safety (PSD) has directed CoreCivic to conduct mass testing of all Hawai‘i inmates at their Saguaro Correctional Center (Saguaro) in Eloy, AZ. The broad-based testing being administered by CoreCivic Health Services staff will begin Thursday. The testing of all inmates is expected to be completed in one (1) ...
Read More HAWAII PSD NEWS RELEASE: MASS TESTING OF INMATES TO BEGIN AT SAGUARO CORRECTIONAL CENTER

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved three of five applications submitted by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) for unassigned spectrum in response to a Rural Tribal Priority Window. Receipt of the licenses mean the Department now has permission to utilize a portion of the 2.5 GHz band to deliver ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: FCC Grants DHHL Use of Neighbor Island Spectrum

(LIHU’E) – The annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s Shearwater) event was not slowed down by the Covid-19 crisis this year. Instead of having school children attending, the ceremony was filmed instead so that a wider audience could view it virtually. The event was organized by the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: SHEARWATER RELEASE CEREMONY GOES VIRTUAL

Out-of-state healthcare staff helping Hawaiʻi respond to pandemic; Gov. Ige praises Hawaiʻi-based employees of The Ching Villas and Ohana Pacific Management Company for “extraordinary commitment” in caring for local kūpuna HONOLULU – As part of a $17 million CARES Act allocation, Gov. David Ige today visited an onboarding session for about 50 out-of-state healthcare workers. ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. David Ige welcomes critically needed healthcare workers to supplement local healthcare teams

More than 600 Shelter Pets from the Hawaiian Islands to Board Paws Across the Pacific Honolulu, HI (October 23, 2020) In coordination with the Hawai’I Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), Greater Good Charities and Wings of Rescue to fly over 600 shelter dogs and cats from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland, making Paws Across the Pacific ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Greater Good Charities & Wings of Rescue to Airlift Over 600 Shelter Pets from the Hawaiian Islands to Mainland to Conduct the Largest Pet Rescue Flight in History

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