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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has approved and signed into effect emergency rules authorizing out-of-state nurses to temporarily practice in Hawaiʻi upon meeting certain requirements without applying for and obtaining a license. Enacted through the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow for nurses to practice temporarily by ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release: Gov. Ige Approves Emergency Rules for Out-of-State Nurses to Practice in Hawaiʻi

 (Waikoloa, Hawai’i) – A fast-moving, wind whipped wildfire on Hawai‘i Island has federal, state, and county firefighters preparing for a prolonged, intense firefight. Called the Leilani fire, Wednesday night it grew from an estimated 700-acres in size to 9,800 acres this afternoon. Burning west of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) and south of ...
Read More Leilani Fire Unified Command 2 p.m. Update-Hawai’i Island Fire Grows to 9,800 acres

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health announces scheduling opportunities for the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Novavax. Novavax is a two-dose primary series vaccine for individuals 18 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends administering the second dose three to eight weeks after the first. Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. It ...
Read More DOH News Release: Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available in Hawai‘i

(Kula, Maui) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has published its final Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Kēōkea Farm Lots Association Community Center in the Kēōkea Ahupuaʻa, Makawao, Maui. A review of the significant criteria outlined in HRS Chapter 343 and HAR Section 11-200.1-13 ...
Read More Media Release: Final EA Published for Kēōkea Farm Lots Association Community Center

For pictures click here.  For video click here.  HONOLULU – Gov. Ige and the mayors of Hawaii’s counties today announced that an Advisory Committee, including all four major counties, will determine the recommended uses for $78 million in opioid settlement funds. The funding is part of nationwide settlements totaling $26 billion to resolve lawsuits against ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release: Advisory Committee and counties to allocate Million opioid settlement funds

HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General released its annual report today detailing statewide and county firearm registration statistics for calendar year 2021. A total of 23,299 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2021, marking a 10.8% decrease from 26,122 applications processed in 2020. Of the applications processed in 2021, 96.1% were ...
Read More Press Release: ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES ANNUAL FIREARM REGISTRATION STATISTICS

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH)’s Food Safety Branch issued Lahaina Fish Company a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection found that all critical food safety violations were corrected. Lahaina Fish Company located at 831 Front Street, Lahaina, had received a red placard on July 26, and was immediately ...
Read More News Release: DOH approves reopening of Lahaina Fish Company

(HONOLULU) – By this time next year, if they all succeed, the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) will have 42 additional conservation officers to beef up the ranks in all four branches of the agency: O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and Kaua‘i. 37 men and five women began their training today, which includes ...
Read More DLNR News Release: Recruits Muster for Largest-Ever Academy for State Conservation Police Officers

HONOLULU – Hawaii joined thirty-nine other states when Governor Ige signed Act 183 (SLH 2022) into law authorizing Commercial Property Assessed Financing (C-PACE) in Hawai‘i. The legislation authorizes the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA), an agency attached to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), to establish program guidelines and administer C-PACE for ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: FUNDING FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS THROUGH C-PACE CAPITAL

HONOLULU – Participation in the digital world continues to be a high priority following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides qualified households up to $30 a month off internet service bills with a $75 discount for households on Hawaiian Home Lands. The program is funded through the $65 billion ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release: MORE THAN 100,000 RESIDENTS COULD QUALIFY FOR AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

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