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(Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve) – While it appears she has removed her social media postings, one woman got the attention of conservation managers and law enforcement, after posting photos of large rocks being thrown into Lake Waiau. It currently is surrounded by a mantle of snow. The rock-throwing photos were posted earlier ...
Read More DLNR News Release: RESPECT MEANS NOT THROWING ROCKS INTO LAKE WAIAU

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 November 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 DLNR is taking a pro-active approach toward the illegal burning of Christmas trees at Ahu O Laka (Kāne’ohe Bay sandbar). This activity is a violation of State Administrative Rules (HAR). In recent years, photographs on social media sites have shown large numbers of people congregating as tree-fueled fires burn in the background. ...
Read More DLNR News Release: FOREWARNING – CHRISTMAS TREE BONFIRES AT AHU O LAKA ARE ILLEGAL

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: Halawa Correctional Facility – Nine (9) positive staff test results, 23 negative inmate test results. Hawaii Community Correctional ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is expanding access to free COVID-19 testing on O‘ahu by providing families with community testing options during winter break. “DOH recognizes the importance of providing increased testing capacity to families and the community, especially while school testing programs are paused during the winter break,” said Health Director ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH provides bridge COVID-19 testing during winter break

HONOLULU – The PSD Administrative Division 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 and events. COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

(Nānākuli, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractors Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc, will conduct land survey work in Nānākuli on Tuesday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. The survey work will be conducted on Haleakala Avenue, Nānākuli Avenue, and Mano ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Nānākuli Streets Surveyed for Traffic Calming Measures

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) has detected 24 additional cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant. This brings the total number of confirmed Omicron cases in Hawai‘i to 74. While all Omicron cases detected thus far are on O‘ahu, four specimens from Hawaii Island ...
Read More DOH News Release: Additional Omicron cases detected in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU – As a writer, Hawai‘i Island’s Amy Bircher found you don’t need a snow-covered landscape to create a successful Christmas movie for television. Her screenplay “Rebuilding a Dream Christmas” was produced by American Cinema International and will air on Lifetime Network tomorrow night, December 23, 2021. Hulu, Fubo, Sling and Philo platforms are also ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: CHRISTMAS MOVIE WRITTEN BY CREATIVE LAB HAWAII SCREENWRITING FELLOW PREMIERES ON LIFETIME TELEVISION NETWORK DECEMBER 23RD

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: Halawa Correctional Facility – Two (2) positive staff test results and three (3) negative inmate test results. Oahu ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE