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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

WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Second Circuit Court recently completed an extensive renovation of the parking structure and entry area of Hoapili Hale, including the addition of needed security upgrades.  Beginning Aug. 15, there will be no public parking in the court’s parking structure. Parking is available at the Wells Street Park near the courthouse. In ...
Read More Hawaii State Judiciary News Release: Parking Structure and Security Upgrades at Hoapili Hale

(HONOLULU) – The Hawaiian monk seal Rocky and her pup (PO8), spent most of this morning in the water. By late morning they’d moved back onto Kaimana Beach to rest, prompting volunteers from Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) to again change-up their cordon, with ropes and signs to keep people back. Today, is also the ...
Read More DLNR News Release: No Citations or Arrests, Three Days Into Monk Seal Overwatch at Kaimana Beach

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