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HONOLULU – A deputy sheriff on Kauai, who previously notified the Department of Public Safety (PSD) of a positive test result on 8/19/21, has been cleared as recovered. COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The Department of Public Safety ...
Read More PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety COVID-19 Update

(Haiku) – On August 26 Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) and East Maui Irrigation Company, Limited (EMI) (collectively A&B), filed its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed water lease for the Nāhiku, Keʻanae, Honomanū, and Huelo License Areas with both the DLNR Land Division and the State of Hawai‘I Environmental Review Program. The Board ...
Read More DLNR News Release: Correct final environmental impact statement for proposed A&B water lease available for review

HONOLULU — With federal unemployment benefits ending on September 4, 20201, the state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) is working to ensure that unemployed individuals who will be losing the extra aid are aware of the upcoming changes and potential next steps. This affects individuals receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment ...
Read More DLIR News Release: State announces end of all federal unemployment insurance & assistance programs

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of July 2021 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii. These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings ...
Read More DCCA News Release: DCCA Disciplinary Actions

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) Training and Staff Development (TSD) section reports one corrections officer recruit tested positive for COVID-19. The Department of Health is conducting contact tracing and has cleared TSD to continue the Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) and Law Enforcement Recruit Class (LERC) training. PSD is coordinating with DOH to offer ...
Read More PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety COVID-19 Update

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a fourth proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for the islands of Maui and Kauaʻi after heavy rains caused flooding, landslides and fear of dam failure in March 2021. The emergency declaration supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage, and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige extends disaster relief period for Maui, Kauaʻi, after damaging March storm

(Panaʻewa, Hawaiʻi Island ) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) held a groundbreaking on Monday, August 24, 2021 to mark the beginning of a $2.49 million capital improvement project that will subdivide an existing 10-acre agricultural lot in Panaʻewa, Hawaiʻi Island into 16 half-acre Subsistence Agricultural lots. DHHL’s Subsistence Agricultural homestead lots differ ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Groundbreaking held for new Pana’ewa subsistence agricultural lots

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) total spending by visitors arriving in July 2021 was $1.58 billion. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawai‘i’s quarantine requirement for travelers, the Hawaiian Islands experienced record-level visitor expenditures and arrivals in 2019 and in the ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: Visitor spending for July 2021 decreased 6.8% from pre-pandemic July 2019

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