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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19, to allow inter-county travelers vaccinated in the State of Hawai‘i to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting May 11. The state’s Safe Travels platform went online today, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data. The 20th proclamation addresses ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS 20TH PROCLAMATION ON COVID-19, AUTHORIZING QUARANTINE EXCEPTION FOR INTER-COUNTY TRAVELERS VACCINATED IN HAWAI’I

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting.   — HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY (ROUTE 30) — 1) LAHAINA Single lane closure on Honoapiilani Highway (Route 30) in the westbound direction between mile markers 17.2 and 19, Mill Street and Honoapiilani Highway, on Monday, May 10 through Friday, May ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: MAUI LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 8 – MAY 14

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Three right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between Middle Street and the Pearl Harbor Interchange on Friday, May 7, through Saturday, May 8, ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 8 – MAY 14

Dillingham Military Reservation, O‘ahu – A small platoon of biologists and technicians walk across muddy ground, amidst, shoulder-high grass to reach the point of deployment. They will be releasing an air force of orange-black Hawaiian damselflies in the bed of a small, spring-fed stream, not far from Dillingham field. On O‘ahu currently there is only ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DAMSELFLIES IN LESS DISTRESS FOLLOWING REINTRODUCTION EFFORT AT DILLINGHAM

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s updated Business & Recreation Guidelines tier chart, and the county’s move to Tier 3 on Thursday. The more cautious tier was activated after the island’s average case count remained elevated for the past two weeks. This is the first time Kaua‘i has moved tiers since the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE APPROVES KAUA’I’S MOVE TO TIER 3 WITH UPDATED GUIDELINES

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a second proclamation extending the emergency disaster relief period for the Counties of Maui and Kaua‘i, and the City and County of Honolulu, following heavy rains that caused flooding, landslides and fear of dam failure in March. The storm saturated ground conditions and increased water levels in reservoirs, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR IGE EXTENDS DISASTER RELIEF PERIOD FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINS IN MARCH

WAIPAHU — In partnership with health care providers and state health officials, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) is launching a statewide effort to vaccinate thousands of eligible public school students now that vaccines are available to residents 16 years and older. The initiative kicked off at Waipahu High School today with a mobile ...
Read More DOE NEWS RELEASE: COVID VACCINES TO BE OFFERED AT AT SCHOOL-BASED CLINICS FOR STUDENTS 16+ AND ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

WHAT: Bill Signing Ceremony for SB60: Specialty License Plate for Polynesian Voyaging Society                                     WHEN:  May 6, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.             WHO:                         Governor David Ige with: Sen. Lorraine Inouye Rep. Cedric Gates Nainoa Thompson, president, Polynesian Voyaging Society   WHERE:   Hawai‘i State Capitol, Office of the Governor, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room   ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR MEDIA ADVISORY: BILL SIGNING CEREMONY FOR SB60: SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE FOR POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health is advising consumers to dispose of or return selected 15 ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, 15 ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans and 15 ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans voluntarily recalled by Faribault Foods, Inc. and shipped and sold in Hawai‘i ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: RECALLED 15 OZ. CANS OF S&W ORGANIC BLACK BEANS, O ORGANIC BRAND BLACK BEANS, AND O ORGANIC BRAND CHILI BEANS ASSOCIATED WITH POTENTIAL CONTAMINATION

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced a new federal program that aims to assist thousands of qualifying households across the state to pay for their internet service. Under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), eligible households can receive up to $50 a month to pay for broadband service. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE: NEW EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM TO HELP PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS TO LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS