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HONOLULU – The Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) and a joint law enforcement team yesterday conducted a coordinated sweep of a vacant agricultural parcel near Whitmore Village in Central Oahu that has been a hotbed for criminal activity. The 230-acre parcel has been a troubled area for ADC, law enforcement, and the Whitmore and Poamoho community ...
Read More HDOA NEWS RELEASE: STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES COORDINATE TO REMOVE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN WHITMORE, OAHU

HONOLULU –State Sheriffs with the Special Operations Fugitive Unit located and arrested Laumaka Work Furlough Center inmate Justin Rose in the Kapolei area at about 10:15 a.m.  He went into custody without incident. Rose fled from the furlough housing yesterday after staff summoned him.  He will be processed on an Escape charge and returned to ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE – State Sheriffs capture missing Laumaka work furlough inmate Justin Rose.

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today announced Hawaii has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs. The 39-state multistate coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content, and statements regarding risks, safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation device. “The vaping epidemic in ...
Read More Attorney General News Release: Hawaii Attorney General Joins Bipartisan, Multistate Investigation of JUUL

It is with great sorrow that I express my deepest condolences to the victims’ families, friends and all of those touched by the tragic plane crash that occurred this morning near the Dillingham Airfield. We thank the witnesses and emergency responders who converged on the scene to help.               ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor’s Statement on Dillingham Airfield Crash

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Oahu motorists that Fort Barrette Road will be closed in the northbound direction between Kapolei Parkway and just past Kamaaha Avenue on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, through Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for pavement repair work. During closure hours, motorists traveling ...
Read More DOT News Release: Roadwork scheduled on Fort Barrette Road for resurfacing work

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that Farrington Highway will be closed in both directions between Wakea Street and Kalaeloa Boulevard, at the section above the H-1 Freeway, for the installation of reinforcements on the Farrington Highway Bridge. The closure will be in place over a 24-hour period, seven days ...
Read More DOT News Release: Closures scheduled for the Kapolei Interchange project for the week starting on Feb. 22

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a bipartisan coalition of 42 state and territory attorneys general in supporting H.R. 4421, the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that will prevent a corporation from filing for bankruptcy in a District that it believes would be more favorable on issues to ...
Read More Attorney General News Release: Hawaii AG Supports Legislation To Prevent Bankruptcy Forum Shopping

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors, joining a coalition of 21 attorneys general, today filed an amicus brief in support of a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion care in Preterm-Cleveland, et al. v. Himes. The case involves an Ohio law that criminalizes abortion before viability based on a woman’s reason for seeking abortion, running in direct ...
Read More Attorney General News Release: Hawaii AG Urges Court to Uphold Preliminary Injunction Against Unconstitutional Abortion Law

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a coalition of 14 states led by Connecticut in filing an amicus brief defending the right of states to keep their roads safe by issuing driver’s licenses to residents regardless of federal immigration status. The case involves a challenge to New York’s Green Light Law by ...
Read More Attorney General New Release: Hawaii AG Continues Multistate Defense of Immigrant Driver Licenses

(Honolulu) – While work to repair two sections of the Ala Wai Canal wall has been ongoing since last October, dredging to remove accumulated silt and sediments from the canal is scheduled to start sometime the last week of this month. Equipment fabrication and mobilization for the dredging started in December and will involve the ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Ala Wai Canal Dredging And Improvements Set To Begin In Late February, Feb. 18, 2020

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