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A critical part of re-programming our economy is the creation of a healthy statewide broadband network. During the pandemic, the importance of broadband to everything that we do was made all too real. All of us dramatically increased online activities, such as online learning, telework, telehealth, and workforce training. I have directed Ed Sniffen, DOT ...
Read More Broadband: A future to connect us all

Finally, my friends, we are at a historic crossroad — because of the pandemic and because of new leadership in Washington D.C. The latter is a source of rising hope and great expectations. Seventy-five years ago, our parents endured a global war that cast one of the darkest shadows over the free world.  Their response ...
Read More Governor Ige: ‘We are at a historic crossroad’

In the midst of a pandemic, the nation’s First Spouses for the 50 states can be a force to be reckoned with. Driving that effort will be Hawai‘i’s First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, who is serving as chair of the National Governors Association Spouses’ Leadership Committee, a six-person, bipartisan group that plans to highlight issues raised ...
Read More Hawai‘i’s First Lady to lead national group

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists of full closures of Kalanianaole Highway between Hanauma Bay Road and the Halona Blowhole Lookout on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, through Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, for a film production. The closures will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 6:30 a.m. the following morning. ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC DETOURED THROUGH KALAMA VALLEY FOR FILMING FEB. 2 – 9, 2021

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Weekly COVID-19 Cluster Report Daily Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The chart below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. A weekly summary with final vaccination numbers will be included each Wednesday. 100 New COVID-19 Cases & Two Additional Deaths Reported DOH reports 100 new cases of coronavirus today. Two ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Jan. 28, 2021

(Honolulu) – Researchers with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Islands Coastal Program (USFWS) have discovered the endangered Hawaiian yellow-faced bee, (Hylaeus anthracinus) is being threatened by invasive ants. These findings are the subject of a new paper being published in the open-access journal, NeoBiota. Invasive species such ...
Read More DLNR/USFWS JOINT NEWS RELEASE: ENDANGERED HAWAIIAN YELLOW-FACED BEES THREATENED BY INVASIVE ANTS

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is presenting ‘The Alibaba Business Workshop’, a one-day seminar for those interested in marketing their products in China. The workshop, which features Tmall Global operated by the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba Group), will be held on February 9, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. – ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: ALIBABA BUSINESS WORKSHOP OFFERS SESSIONS ON PLACING PRODUCTS IN THE CHINA MARKET

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation today declaring the County of Maui, which has suffered under drought conditions since March 2019, a disaster area. The proclamation enables the state to provide relief from disaster damages, losses, suffering caused by the disaster, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – NEWS RELEASE: Governor declares Maui County a disaster area because of drought conditions since March 2019

Put Up for Closure of Beach at Makena State Park    (HONOLULU) – Authorities are searching for the person or people who cut through metal gate poles and fencing at the “entrance” to Pu‘u Ola‘i (Little Beach) at Makena State Park on Maui. The beach section was closed on Jan. 5 in an effort to stop Sunday ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: MORE BAD BEHAVIOR IN A STATE PARK AS VANDALS CUT THROUGH FENCE & GATE