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LIHU‘E —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding residents and visitors to Kaua‘i that certain forest and park areas on Kaua‘i which suffered damage during historic flooding in mid-April remain closed.   Forestry areas closed/open: The entire Wailua portion of the Lihu‘e-Koloa Forest Reserve is now open.  However, vehicular access is ...
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HONOLULU – State Circuit Judge Todd W. Eddins sentenced Lance Oishi to a four-year term of deferral with conditions that include serving a term of imprisonment of 90 days, perform 200 hours of community service, and pay restitution to DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited in an amount exceeding $13,000.00.  Oishi pled no contest to four counts ...
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  HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of ...
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May 25, 2018   PHOTOS can be found here.   HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB270, which prohibits therapists from offering “sexual orientation change efforts” or “conversion therapy” to patients under the age of 18.   The ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” includes the practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation, ...
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C&C of Honolulu Agreement County of Kauai Agreement HONOLULU – Gov. Ige and Mayor Bernard Carvalho signed a Letter of Agreement today that will release an initial $25 million in flood assistance to the County of Kauaʻi. The funds will help the county proceed with disaster recovery projects following record-breaking rainfall in April 2018 that ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      Bill signing for SB 270 This bill bans sexual orientation change efforts or “conversion therapy” by counselors, for patients under the age of 18.             WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                              Key legislators                                   WHEN:                    Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11 a.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Governor David Ige and Mayor Bernard Carvalho to sign Letter of Agreement transferring disaster funds for county flood response projects WHO: Governor David Ige Mayor Bernard Carvalho Key Legislators WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. WHERE: Mayor Carvalho’s Office 4444 Rice St., Suite 235 ### Media Contacts: Sarah Blane Office ...
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  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today honored the state’s top manager, employee and team of the year with the Governor’s Award. The award is designed to employees from the state Executive Branch, managers, and work teams who exemplify the highest caliber of public service and dedication in serving the people of Hawai‘i. The statewide ...
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INNOVATIVE WOOD PRODUCTS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION First Time Hawai‘i Awarded U.S. Forest Service Grant Promoting Wood Innovations     (HONOLULU) –Hawai‘i’s critical shortage of affordable dwellings will get a boost from a USDA Forest Service Wood Innovations grant. Nationwide the U.S. Forest Service is awarding almost $8 million in grants for projects ...
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  Kauai Led the State in RevPAR Growth in Spite of Record-Setting Rainfall and Flooding on the North Shore in Mid-April HONOLULU – April is a traditionally off-peak travel month, however, Hawaii hotels statewide reported solid increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and room occupancy, according to the Hawaii Hotel ...
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