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HILO, HAWAI‘I – As a result of an eruption that began on Sept. 29 from the Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano on Hawai‘i Island, vog conditions and sulfur dioxide (SO₂) air levels are increasing and fluctuating in various areas of the state. All eruptive activity is within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park however, ...
Read More DOH News Release: Kīlauea eruption creating potential air quality hazards

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public that GoAkamai.org is eliminating some features on its website. Beginning tomorrow, October 1st, traffic flow maps, travel times, weather alerts, incidents, and the personalized service MyGoAkamai will be eliminated. These services are now readily available on free third-party applications. Camera views for select state ...
Read More DOT News Release: CHANGES COMING TO GOAKAMAI.ORG WEBSITE

HONOLULU – October is “Stop the Ant Month” in Hawai`i and a multi-agency effort will be ongoing throughout the month to increase awareness of the importance of early detection to prevent and control the spread of the invasive little fire ant (LFA). The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA), Hawai`i Ant Lab (HAL) and partner agencies, ...
Read More DOA News Release: OCTOBER IS STOP THE ANT MONTH

HONOLULU – 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 latest testing updates received for other correctional facilities are as follows: Oahu Community Correctional Center – 103 inmate test results: One (1) positive, 102 negative. There was also one (1) ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – Approximately $2.1 million in diesel replacement rebates are available from the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. The new Diesel Replacement Rebate program offers a 45% rebate to public and private organizations within Hawaiʻi that replace old, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with an electric equivalent and an ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: DIESEL REPLACEMENT REBATES AVAILABLE TO ELECTRIFY MEDIUM AND HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES.

HONOLULU – 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 latest testing updates received for other correctional facilities are as follows: Oahu Community Correctional Center – 19 inmate test results: One (1) positive, 18 negative.  There was also one (1) staff ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has prepared legislative proposals to be recommended for inclusion in the Governor’s next legislative package following a solicitation for public input. The request for legislative proposals went public in July. Sixteen proposals were received and after DHHL consideration, ten of those draft proposals were selected. ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Commission Moves DHHL Legislative Proposals Forward

(Līhuʻe) – It was last seen on Hawai‘i Island five years ago and thought possibly to be extinct. A rare, critically endangered fern that grows on ʻōhiʻa and on a few other native tree was recently discovered by a team from the Hawai‘i Plant Extinction Prevention Program (PEPP). In May, Susan Deans and Scott Heintzman ...
Read More DLNR News Release: THE HUNT FOR RARE PLANTS SOMETIMES RESULTS IN MAJOR SURPRISES

HILO – Hawaii Police arrested missing male pre-trial detainees Camilo Moreno and Jaymeson Makio in the Hilo area at about 3:45 a.m. Both men were discovered missing from their housing unit at 2:45 a.m. They were processed by Hawaii Police and will be returned to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). How they escaped is ...
Read More PSD News Release: TWO MISSING HAWAII COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER INMATE CAPTURED BY HAWAII POLICE

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 August 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 (Through August 2021)

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