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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Thursday, April 29 at a vaccination clinic at Windward Community College (WCC).  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be offered at WCC May 4, May 6, and May 11 from 8 am until 5 pm. Additional opportunities ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINATIONS RESUME

Puna District, Hawai‘i Island – State and county law enforcement officers issued more than 100 citations over the past four Sundays to people at Kehena Beach or who had parked along Highway 137 to reach the black-sand beach. Hawai‘i County Police, the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), and Dept. of Public Safety ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: MORE THAN 100 CITATIONS ISSUED DURING MONTH-LONG KEHENA BEACH OPERATION, COVID-19 EMERGENCY RULES PROMPTED MULTI-AGENCY LAW ENFORCEMENT

HONOLULU– Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a bipartisan coalition of 40 attorneys general in urging Congress to pass the EAGLES Act, a national program to prevent targeted school violence. The legislation is named after the mascot of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed February 14th, 2018. The Act would expand the ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS A BIPARTISAN COALITION OF 40 ATTORNEY GENERALS URGING CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE BILL TO PREVENT SCHOOL VIOLENCE

Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractor Goodfellow Brothers, Inc. (GBI), will begin water line service and fire hydrant replacement work on April 26, 2021. These efforts are part of the Department’s two-year Hoʻolehua Water System Capital Improvement Project. This work may result in temporary water service interruptions for ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS FOR HO’OLEHUA WATER SYSTEM CUSTOMERS

In this pandemic, every milestone counts. For Hawai‘i, the good news is that we’ve opened vaccinations to anyone age 16 and up, we’re making it easier for fully vaccinated residents to travel intercounty if they received their shots in Hawai‘i and we’re laying the groundwork in communities statewide for more mindful tourism as summer approaches. ...
Read More Milestones for vaccines, intercounty travel and climate change

HONOLULU – Kiwikiu (Maui parrotbill) is the most endangered native Hawaiian bird. The small yellow honeycreepers live only in high elevation forest on windward Haleakalā, Maui. With an estimated population of less than 150 individuals, it is at high risk of going extinct within a few years. “Once we lose them, they’re gone forever,” said ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: SAVING KIWIKIU – MAUI PARROTBILL ON THE BRINK

A new Vaccination Travel Protocol Program will launch Tuesday, May 11 to allow fully vaccinated individuals who received their shots in Hawai‘i to fly between the islands without pre-travel testing or quarantine. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as being beyond the two-week period from the completion of a shot series. If a traveler arrives before they ...
Read More New intercounty exception for fully vaccinated residents

In a series of high-profile U.S. Climate Action Week events viewed around the world last month, Governor Ige highlighted Hawai‘i’s leading role in addressing global warming and transition to renewable energy. The sessions focused on the United States’ renewed commitment under the Biden administration to take “bold action” on climate change  and join with other ...
Read More Hawai‘i among global leaders in fighting climate change

More funds for affordable rental housing . . . modernization of the unemployment insurance system . . . major renovations for schools and UH system campuses . . . upgrades to public housing, airports, and emergency siren sites statewide — those are just some of the critical capital improvement projects (CIP) being funded with Governor ...
Read More Governor releases 3 million for CIP across the state