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(HONOLULU) –  Showing the immense popularity of positions with the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), hundreds of prospective applicants jumped the gun and sent their resumes in via social media sites. DLNR has notified these individuals that there is only one way to apply to become a Conservation Resources Enforcement Officer (CREO) ...
Read More DLNR News Release: THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO APPLY FOR COVETED DOCARE OFFICER POSITIONS

(Alaka‘i Wilderness Preserve, Kaua‘i) – A team of six people are now in their third day of trying to locate a single family of the Hawaiian honeycreeper, the ‘akikiki. The number of birds in the Halehaha area of the native forest on the Alaka‘i Plateau plummeted and now the team of forest bird experts and ...
Read More DLNR News Release: DESPERATE SEARCH AND RESCUE UNDERWAY IN KAUA’I MONTANE RAIN FOREST

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Supreme Court convened today by Zoom, and more than 150 students on two islands watched the oral argument in a case they had studied through the Courts in the Community program. Participating schools were Aiea and Moanalua high schools on Oahu, and Molokai High. This was the second time since the ...
Read More HSJ News Release: Courts in the Community: High School Students Study Case, Then Watch Supreme Court Oral Argument Live

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch issued a red “closed” placard and immediately shut down 808 Grindz Café, located at 843 Wainee St. in Lahaina, Maui, due to a cockroach infestation. Both adult and juvenile cockroach activity was observed. The food establishment, operated by 808 Grindz, LLC, received the red placard ...
Read More DOH News Release: Hawai‘i Department of Health closes 808 Grindz Cafe in Lahaina because of cockroach infestation

(Līhuʻe) – The carcass of a deceased adult sperm whale has washed up on an outer reef off the north shore of Kauaiʻi, near Pilaʻa Beach. Experts believe the whale died at sea 4 to 5 days ago and floated ashore. While in a remote location, officials still caution that it is extremely unsafe to ...
Read More DLNR News Release: STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPOND TO SPERM WHALE CARCASS OFF KAUA’I

HONOLULU – A preliminary analysis by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) detected petroleum product in water samples from one site on the Navy Water System affected by fuel-like odors. Samples from Red Hill Elementary School were collected Tuesday. They were analyzed at a lab at the University of Hawai‘i and tested positive for a ...
Read More DOH News Release: Preliminary Results Detect Petroleum Product in Navy Water System

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed two deputy directors to the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT). Patrick McCain will serve as the deputy director for Administration and Eduardo Manglallan as the deputy director for Harbors, effective Dec. 1. Patrick McCain’s prior experience at federal, state, and city agencies uniquely positions him to serve as ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints two deputy directors to Transportation Department

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals from Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). The Kauaʻi seat currently held by Tommy Oi for eight consecutive years, will be vacant on April 25, 2022.  The Hawaiʻi County seat currently ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State seeking nominations for Board of Land and Natural Resources