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HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement upon learning of the Navy’s intent to appeal the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “We are very disappointed that the Navy continues to fight DOH’s emergency order to defuel the Red Hill tanks. The Navy committed to Congress ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH statement on Navy’s intent to appeal Red Hill emergency order

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: Maui Community Correctional Center – 44 inmate test results; 12 positive, 32 negative. Kauai Community Correctional Center – ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – After more than three decades of service, Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) Warden Eric Tanaka announced in December 2021 that he would be retiring. He is officially retired, effective at close of business today (January 31, 2022). Outgoing WCCC Warden Tanaka has been with the Department of Public Safety (PSD) for more than ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WISHES HAPPY RETIREMENT TO WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER WARDEN

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists of new permanent limits for the Nanakuli Contraflow. The new limits for the westbound PM contraflow on Farrington Highway are from Laumania Avenue to Haleakala Avenue. HDOT announced a test of the adjusted contraflow earlier this month. Resulting public comment was overwhelmingly in favor ...
Read More DOT News Release: CHANGES TO NANAKULI CONTRAFLOW LIMITS WILL BE PERMANENT

HONOLULU – Residents and business owners on Oʻahu and Maui who were impacted by severe storms between Dec. 5 -10, 2021, may be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans. The U.S. Small Businesses Administration (SBA) made these loans available in response to a request made by Gov. David Ige on Jan. 26, 2022. The SBA ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige secures federal disaster assistance for residents, businesses affected by severe storms on Oʻahu, Maui

(Honolulu) – Invasive species have a devastating effect on the state’s agriculture, food self-sufficiency, freshwater quality and quantity, human health, and on the health of native species and ecosystems. February 1st marks the start of Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month (HISAM). HISAM is an event designed to raise awareness of these impacts while also recognizing ...
Read More DLNR and DOA News Release: FEBRUARY IS HAWAIʻI INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS MONTH

(Kailua-Kona) – On the slopes of Hualālai above the bustle of Kailua-Kona, an important forested watershed is being restored. The Honuaʻula State Forest Reserve, first created in 1906 and greatly expanded in 2006, now covers 8,000 acres of land critical to the well being of the people, plants, and animals within and nearby. The DLNR ...
Read More DLNR News Release: INPUT INVITED ON MANAGEMENT OF HAWAIʻI ISLAND’S HONUAʻULA FOREST RESERVE

(Kapolei) – The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) is announcing the second in a series of public meetings for the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan. The five-year strategic plan is intended to help create goals for historic preservation in the state and inform the activities of the SHPD. Completion of this plan is required for Hawaiʻi ...
Read More DLNR News Release: PRESERVING THE PAST TO PROTECT THE FUTURE: THE 2022-2027 STATEWIDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN

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 – 210 inmate test results; 28 positive, 182 negative. Hawaii Community Correctional Center – ...
Read More PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety COVID-19 update

(Honolulu) – Beginning Tuesday February 1st for three consecutive days from 7:00am to 11:00am the entire Makapu’u Lighthouse trail and parking areas at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline will be closed for maintenance. Barricades and temporary signs will be placed at the park entrance alerting park users not to enter. This closure is to protect ...
Read More DLNR News Release: Makapu’u Lighthouse trail and parking areas to temporarily close next week

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