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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student meals on their island, with an emphasis on locally grown fruits and vegetables. This is part of the Department’s efforts to introduce fresh, locally grown products in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono ...
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Closures also scheduled for nearby routes include two lanes of the Pali Highway in Nuuanu beginning on Oct. 24 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-3 Freeway will be closed in both directions between Kamehameha Highway (Halekou Interchange) and Likelike Highway (Kaneohe Interchange) on the Windward side of ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Closure of the H-3 Freeway between Kamehameha Highway and Likelike Highway for HECO utility work is scheduled for the week of Oct. 22

SAVING KAUAI’S ENDANGERED SEABIRDS – LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN RELEASE RESCUED SHEARWATER CHICKS BACK OUT TO SEA (Lihu‘e) – School children from Kalaheo Elementary School and Island School helped release ten fledgling ‘A‘o (Newell’s Shearwaters) over the last two days during the annual E Ho‘opomaika‘i ‘ia na Manu ‘A‘o (A Cultural Release of the Native Newell’s ...
Read More DLNR News Release – Ten ‘A’o (Newell’s Shearwaters) Released on Kaua’i

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising health care organizations statewide to prepare for the Jan. 1, 2019 effective date of the “Our Care, Our Choice Act” which allows adult residents with a medically confirmed terminal disease and less than six months to live the choice to obtain a prescription for medication ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. The outbreak began in March 2017 with two clusters of cases involving nine individuals on O‘ahu, and climbed steadily to 900 cases within a year. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the statewide outbreak. “We ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: DOH declares mumps outbreak over

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a fourth supplementary proclamation extending the emergency relief period for the Kaua‘i floods that occurred in April 2018. This fourth supplementary proclamation, which applies to Kaua‘i only, once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Garden Island residents. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige extends supplementary emergency proclamation for Kauai flood recovery

Drivers may submit a claim for damage reimbursement HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) crews responded to the Zipper Lane following multiple reports of vehicles with damaged tires near the merge of the H-1 and H-2 Freeways today. A street sweeping vehicle cleaned the area of any possible debris. Highways crews filled the ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT crews respond to Zipper Lane roadway damage

HONOLULU – Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito today announced the appointment of Andrew Kurata as deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division. He previously held the position in an acting capacity.   The captive insurance administrator oversees the ongoing regulation of all captives licensed in the ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: ANDREW KURATA APPOINTED AS CAPTIVE INSURANCE ADMINISTRATOR

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