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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has determined that the U.S. Navy is in non-compliance with the DOH Emergency Order to safely defuel the Navy’s Red Hill facility. The Emergency Order issued by DOH on December 6, 2021 specifies that the Navy must hire a qualified independent contractor, to be approved by DOH, ...
Read More DOH News Release: Navy in non-compliance with DOH Red Hill Emergency Order

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Ailā, Jr. has issued a statement on the passing of Richard Nelson III, a former Hawaiian Homes Commissioner for West Hawai‘i. “I would like to extend our aloha and condolences to the ‘ohana of Richard “Dickie” Nelson in their time of loss. His bold actions as ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Chair Ailā Statement on passing of former Hawaiian Homes Commissioner

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: Kauai Community Correctional Center – 31 inmate test results; One (1) positive, 30 negative. Halawa Correctional Facility – ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – Attorney General Holly T. Shikada, joined by the Mayors and Corporation Councils of the County of Hawai‘i, City and County of Honolulu, County of Kaua‘i and the County of Maui, announced the final approval of the $26 billion opioid agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – ...
Read More AG News Release: Drug Distributors and Johnson & Johnson Commit to Billion Opioid Agreement with Hawai‘i Expected to Receive Over Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis

HONOLULU – The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms will run from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026. Members of the Commission serve on a voluntary basis. Travel expenses incurred by neighbor island commissioners to attend meetings on Oahu will be reimbursed. ...
Read More HSJ News Release: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission

Alice Augusta Ball was the first African American and first woman to receive a master’s degree in chemistry at the College of Hawaiʻi (later University of Hawaiʻi). Alice Augusta Ball showed her commitment to public service by teaching compositional English to young women at the Hawai’i YWCA in the fall of 1914 and spring of ...
Read More ALICE AUGUSTA BALL DAY (February 28, 2022)

HONOLULU – Over the past two years, the Department of Human Services (DHS) took proactive and aggressive actions to provide vital services to support the needs of the community amid the pandemic. These unprecedented times have resulted in record numbers of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Financial Assistance applications and renewals. The average monthly ...
Read More DHS News Release: SNAP/Financial Assistance Processing Centers and First-To-Work Offices at a number of statewide locations restart in-person services

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 January 2022 was $1.40 billion, compared to $397.9 million (+251.4%) spent in January 2021. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawai‘i’s quarantine requirements for travelers, the ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: VISITOR SPENDING FOR JANUARY 2022 DECREASED 19.0 PERCENT FROM PRE-PANDEMIC JANUARY 2020

(HONOLULU) – Today the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved the re-opening of the remaining eight BFRAs, which were closed to fishing since 2007. The re-opening’s are effective immediately. Nearly three years ago, four of twelve Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas (BFRAs) were reopened for both commercial and non-commercial fishing of Deep-7 bottomfish species, ...
Read More DLNR News Release: ALL BOTTOMFISH RESTRICTED FISHING AREAS NOW OPEN

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 – One (1) positive test result. Oahu Community Correctional Center – 66 negative inmate test ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

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