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Rebuild. Redefine. Reset. Spend some time with John De Fries, new Hawai‘i Tourism Authority CEO, and it’s clear those are more than just words to him. “They reflect the shift in HTA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan that puts more emphasis on addressing tourism’s impacts in a sustainable way,” he explains. De Fries is well aware that ...
Read More HTA, communities work to redefine Hawai‘i 2.0 tourism

Childhood hunger isn’t a problem just for Third World countries. It’s a stark, new reality for many of Hawai‘i’s children in the wake of the pandemic. For the first time, Hawai‘i is among the top 10 states with the highest child food insecurity, according to Feeding America projections. One recent UH study reported that nearly ...
Read More Feeding Hawai‘i’s children and honoring moms

A commemorative “Go for Broke” U.S. postage stamp with special meaning for Hawai‘i will be issued nationwide June 3. The recognition is based on the “Go for Broke” motto of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team who defied all odds during WWII to become the most decorated unit in U.S. military history. The stamp ...
Read More ‘Go for Broke’ stamp to honor WW II Nisei soldiers

“Congratulations, Hawai‘i! Together we’ve reached the million-shot milestone. Let’s keep the momentum going,” said state Department of Health director Dr. Libby Char when the state hit that milestone last month. With COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now expanded to all Hawai‘i residents ages 16 and older, 300,000 more people will be able to receive protection. The state ...
Read More One million . . . and counting

The ‘ōhi‘a lehua trees are the most abundant native trees and comprise approximately 80 percent of the Hawaiian Islands’ rainforests. These trees play a key role in watershed protection and water conservation by retaining water and preventing erosion and floods.

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i’ got some good Earth Day news Thursday when officials received word that the Federal Highway Administration approved the Kaua‘i Alternative Fuel Corridor, a move that will bring a host of benefits to the Garden Island including streamlined access to potential funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Kaua‘i’s designation means all six major ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: ALTERNATIVE FUEL CORRIDOR STATUS WILL BOOST KAUA‘I’S EV EXPANSION EFFORTS

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 94 New COVID-19 Cases and One Additional Death Reported DOH reports 94 new cases of coronavirus today and the death of a Maui man, 40-49 yrs, who had been hospitalized, with underlying conditions. This report includes cases up until Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST April 23, 2021

(Honolulu) – Winners of the 2021-2022 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest were announced this week by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). DOFAW would like to thank all the wildlife artists that submitted entries for this year’s contest.  A committee reviewed all submissions and two winners were chosen: Game Bird Stamp Winner ...
Read More DLNR News Release: 2021-22 HAWAI’I HUNTING STAMP CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

HONOLULU – It is with profound sadness that Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 and the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism announced the passing of Homer A. Maxey, Jr. Mr. Maxey passed away at his home in Kailua on Wednesday, April 14, at the age of 92 with his wife, Mahina, by his side. Governor ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: HAWAII’S FIRST FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE ADMINISTRATOR AND INDUSTRY PIONEER, HOMER A. MAXEY, PASSES AWAY

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 101 New COVID-19 Cases and Two New Deaths Reported DOH reports 101 new cases of coronavirus today and the death of an O‘ahu man, 30-39 yrs, who had been hospitalized. It is not known whether he had underlying conditions. Additionally, the death of a Maui woman, 50-59 yrs., with underlying conditions ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST April 22, 2021

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