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(Honolulu) – The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is investigating the possible destruction of four, endangered Hawaiian ʻānunu vines in the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve on the backside of Pu‘u Huluhulu.  This is where thousands of protesters have been illegally blocking Mauna Kea Access Road since mid-July. In addition to the alleged ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Endangered Plants and Animals Being Impacted by Continuing Mauna Kea Protest Sept. 12, 2019

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division alerts the public of a temporary lane closure on Aolele Street at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) for construction activities on the new Mauka Concourse project. Right turns will be restricted from the airport to Aolele Street northbound towards Nimitz Highway, near the US ...
Read More Right turns to Aolele Street from HNL temporarily closed overnight beginning Nov. 20, 2019

The innovative, collaborative and promising pilot project deals with substance abuse, homelessness and low-level crime KONA, Hawaiʻi – Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) has come to Hawaiʻi Island, on the heels of early successes on Oʻahu and Maui. The pilot project, which received $650,000 in ʻOhana Zone funding from the State, launched Thursday in Kona. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR’S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS — News Release — Big Island’s LEAD program begins with hope

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce that it has successfully issued new highway revenue bonds that will provide funding to advance critical projects that will help preserve the State highway system and improve safety.  In addition, HDOT exercised fiscal prudence to refinance prior bonds for significant savings. The new ...
Read More DOT News Release: HDOT Highways Division funds 0 million at historically low rates, refinances debt for significant savings

Meeting is to seek public comment on proposed night and Sunday work for the project. HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be conducting a Public Informational Meeting (PIM) regarding the proposed Interstate Route H-201 Outbound Auxiliary Lane Project. This meeting will include discussion on a Community Noise Variance Application for the project ...
Read More DOT News Release: Public Informational Meeting for upcoming project on the westbound H-201 Moanalua Freeway between Fort Shafter and the H-3 Underpass

Less Aggressive Fungus Found in State Forest Reserve (Honolulu) – An aerial survey of some 20,000 acres of forest on O‘ahu has resulted in the fourth detection of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) in an ʻōhiʻa in the Moanalua Section of the Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve above Tripler Army Medical Center. “Fortunately,” explains State Protection Forester ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Fourth Detection of Rapid Ohia Death on Oahu, Nov. 14, 2019

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) proudly hosted the 2019 Protect Our Water Conference at Koʻolau Ballrooms and Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The annual Protect Our Water Conference provided construction best management practices training to approximately 400 attendees on how to minimize polluted storm water runoff from construction ...
Read More DOT News Release: 2019 Protect Our Water Conference held to educate industry, transportation employees on environmentally responsible operation of systems

(Honolulu) – In light of continuing or planned removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the offshore waters of Mālaekahana Bay to La‘ie on O‘ahu and the Molokini Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD), off Maui’s south shore, state and federal authorities are advising people to follow the 3 Rs of UXO safety: Recognize, Retreat, Report. “Although ...
Read More Joint DLNR-DOH News Release-Agencies Issue Warnings About Unexploded Ordnance in Advance of Removals, Nov. 14, 2019

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 October 2019 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 (THROUGH OCTOBER 2019)

(HONOMū, HAWAIʻI) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has issued its final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FEA-FONSI) for the Department’s Honomū Subsistence Agriculture Homestead Community in South Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island. DHHL’s Honomū project will be the first of its kind on the island and is among expanded ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: Final EA Finds No Significant Impact in Honomū Subsistence Agriculture Project

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