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The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is opening offices statewide, with services for all programs available Wednesdays through Fridays. Telephone appointments for general unemployment insurance and claims adjudication will continue on Mondays and Tuesdays. Those seeking in-person services must show proof of full vaccination or testing prior to entry at all offices ...
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Hawai‘i is one of six states to receive up to $100,000 for digital literacy as part of a National Governors Association Workforce Innovation Network. The grant will be used to create a plan to advance digital skills statewide. “This grant supports our vision of a diversified economy with a focus on digital access and equity,” ...
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More funds for affordable housing and new lots for DHHL homestead leases . . . public school improvements statewide .  . . projects for hospitals, airports and public safety.  Those are just some of the uses for the $365 million in capital improvement funds appropriated by the legislature and released by the governor recently. For ...
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Pledges are easy; achieving them is a lot harder. But on a world stage such as last month’s COP26, the UN climate change conference in Scotland, Hawai‘i was recognized for producing real results as a leader in the climate change effort. Governor Ige and a delegation of environmental advocates showed how a small island state ...
Read More COP26: Hawaii wins praise for action in climate crisis

“How many wake-up calls do we need? The challenge is to save ourselves from ourselves.” — UH system student “Every college wants to graduate students who change the world, but let the UH system be the college that graduates students who save the world.” — Rebecca Tang, Kapi‘olani CC sustainability certificate graduate “Worry and hope. ...
Read More ‘Worry and hope’: Producing students to save the world

The phrase “Think global, act local” has taken on new meaning on Hawai‘i island with the launch of Ka‘u Dream, a community-driven resiliency project that is already attracting international attention. The hope is Ka‘u Dream will serve as an example of what can be accomplished in other communities across the state through education and economic ...
Read More Many hands helping Ka‘u Dream become a reality

(HONOLULU) – By the end of today, firefighters from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) expect to have a wild fire burning in the Honolulu Forest Reserve 100% contained. The fire, called the Kahauiki Last Char fire, started on land below the forest reserve on Thanksgiving Day and by Friday had moved to ...
Read More DLNR News Release: STATE WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTERS CLOSE TO BRINGING KALIHI AREA WILDFIRE UNDER CONTROL

(Kahului) – Rules pertaining to the Kahului Harbor Fisheries Management Area (FMA) and the take and possession of ‘oama on the island of Maui have been updated and take effect beginning tomorrow. The new rule amendments for Kahului Harbor: Prohibit the use of all nets in the harbor with the exception of a “landing net” ...
Read More DLNR News Release: NEW FISHING REGULATIONS FOR KAHULUI HARBOR AND ‘OAMA BEGIN TOMORROW

(Lahaina) – An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30, for those interested in learning about management plans for state lands between Honolua Bay and Honokōhau Bay on Maui. The State acquired this area in 2014 following a tremendous effort by the community to manage development of the agricultural lands surrounding Honolua Bay. ...
Read More DLNR News Release: PLANS SHARED FOR LANDS BETWEEN HONOLUA BAY AND HONOKŌHAU BAY

(Kuaokala Game Management Area, O‘ahu) – Delectable, small game birds are undoubtedly at the center of some Thanksgiving meals on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i, today. Hunters got the birds using a put-and-take system set up by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). Since 2017, DOFAW has flown hundreds of birds, some 4,100 miles from ...
Read More DLNR News Release: PHEASANTS OR PARTRIDGE GRACE SOME THANKSGIVING TABLES IN HAWAI‘I