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View photos and b-roll of Hōkūlani, Kahala, Nuʻuanu Elementary schools here.   HONOLULU — Hōkūlani, Kahala and Nuʻuanu Elementary schools have been named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Hōkūlani, Kahala, Nuʻuanu Elementary schools named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools for high-performing academics

(HONOLULU) – The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources will be further protecting forests in the Kohala Mountains on Hawai‘i Island thanks to awards from the federal Bureau of ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Hawai’i Receives Million for Kohala Mountain Watershed Protection

(LĪHU‘E) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the availability of applications for a special feral goat hunt in Hunting Unit A, Kekaha Game Management Area (GMA) on ...
Read More DLNR News Release – SPECIAL ARCHERY, MUZZLELOAD AND RIFLE FERAL GOAT HUNTING PERMITS AVAILABLE ON KAUA‘I

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.1 PERCENT IN AUGUST

(HILO) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has looked into reports of a ‘big cat’, but without clear photographs or video it’s impossible to make any determinations.  ...
Read More DLNR Statement on Hawaii Island Animal Sightings, Sept. 13, 2022

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the release of $87,769,968 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) that will be administered by various state departments. These funds were released in July ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige announces M in capital improvement projects

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today submitted the names of eight nominees for the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority to the Hawaiʻi State Senate for confirmation. The Mauna Kea ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. forwards names for Mauna Kea Management Stewardship and Oversight Authority to State Senate

HONOLULU — The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) is launching a pilot program with the four counties to expand subsidized county bus passes for high schoolers in grades 9-12. ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: EXPRESS pilot will expand student ridership options with county bus passes

(HONOLULU) – With $2 million in State Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) funding approved, a project to drill a new Deep Monitor Well (DMW) in Waimea, on Hawai‘i Island is getting ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Waimea Getting Essential New Tool to Monitor Sustainable Drinking Water Supplies

(HONOLULU) – In an effort to protect native forests, watersheds, and reefs in southeast Moloka‘i, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and ...
Read More DLNR News Release – MĀKOLELAU ACQUISITION PROVIDES ADDITIONAL WATERSHED PROTECTION ON MOLOKA‘I