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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be holding two virtual public meetings on the Interstate H-1 Eastbound Improvements, Ola Lane to Likelike Highway Offramp Project on Wednesday, Jan. 5 and Thursday, Jan. 6. HDOT is pursuing this project to improve safety and relieve congestion at the Middle Street merge of the H-1 ...
Read More DOT News Release: VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR INTERSTATE H-1 EASTBOUND IMPROVEMENTS, OLA LANE TO LIKELIKE HIGHWAY OFFRAMP JAN. 5 & 6

(Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve) – The individual who posted a video of a large rock being throwing into Lake Waiau has contacted the DLNR and apologized for her actions. Earlier this month, she posted the video on her social media platforms and then removed it after learning of the disrespect it caused. ...
Read More DLNR News Release: WOMAN APOLOGIZES FOR ROCK-THROWING VIDEO AT LAKE WAIAU

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) has been working with the state Department of Health (DOH) throughout the winter break to closely monitor the impacts of the omicron variant in preparation for the return of students and staff. With the continued support and guidance from DOH, the HIDOE remains committed to full ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: HIDOE schools expected to resume in-person learning following winter break

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is revising the state’s COVID-19 isolation and quarantine policies to closely align with recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These changes are effective Monday, January 3, 2022 for all DOH directed isolation and quarantine. If COVID-19 positive regardless of vaccination status Isolate ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH revises state’s isolation & quarantine policy

Kuhio Highway southbound contraflow will not run Thursday, Dec. 30, due to limited holiday staffing unrelated to COVID. There will be no contraflow on Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year holiday.

HONOLULU — The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that seven fatalities to date occurred in 2021 among twenty-three major incidents reported unrelated to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) investigates workplace injuries and illnesses to help ensure that employers are providing a safe work environment ...
Read More DLIR News Release: STATE REPORTS SURGE IN WORK-RELATED FATALITIES IN 2021

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in November 2021 was $1.18 billion. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawai‘i’s quarantine requirements for travelers, the State of Hawai‘i achieved record-level visitor expenditures and arrivals ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: VISITOR SPENDING FOR NOVEMBER 2021 DECREASED 11.5 PERCENT FROM PRE-PANDEMIC NOVEMBER 2019

HONOLULU – A live mongoose was caught on Kaua`i this morning at Nawiliwili Harbor. Mongooses are not established on Kaua`i and efforts are ongoing to prevent it from becoming established on the island. Yesterday morning, the Hawai`i Department of Transportation – Harbors Division, reported the sighting of a mongoose at the harbor to the Hawai`i ...
Read More DOA News Release: Mongoose Captured on Kaua`i

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 the correctional facilities are as follows: Oahu Community Correctional Center – 50 inmate test results: 11 positive, 39 negative. Halawa Correctional Facility – Four ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE