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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that one to two lanes will be closed continuously over the weekend on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Vineyard Boulevard onramp and the Likelike Highway offramp (Exit 20A), for shoulder and guardrail work. Closures will begin at 8 p.m. on ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Continuous lane closures scheduled this weekend on the westbound H-1 Freeway between Vineyard Boulevard and Houghtailing Street

HONOLULU – Eric Yiu, a lieutenant with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) was arrested today by HPD Professional Standards Detectives for tax violations. Yiu was charged on October 8, 2018 in Circuit Court with violating six (6) counts of filing false and fraudulent tax returns for tax years 2011-2016. The charges were the result of ...
Read More Honolulu Police Lieutenant Charged with Tax Violations

HONOLULU – Governor David Y. Ige and the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) are pleased to announce a new and improved Zipmobile is on Oahu and is anticipated to be deployed into service in November. The custom machine was built in Rio Vista, California by Lindsay Transportation Solutions at a cost of $1,953,000. The new ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT BUYS NEW AND IMPROVED ZIPMOBILE

HONOLULU — Representatives of government agencies and eligible private non-profit agencies with costs related to damage from Hurricane Lane are invited to Applicant Briefings for the federal Public Assistance (PA) program. The presentation will include application procedures, administrative requirements, and funding and program eligibility criteria.   Under the PA Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Applicants for FEMA Public Assistance invited to Maui and Kauai briefings

HONOLULU – On September 27, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Hawaii triggering the release of Federal funds, specifically Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs, from Hurricane Lane that occurred August 22-29, 2018. FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program provides assistance to State agencies, local ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Deadlines fo Public Agencies, Private Nonprofit Agencies to file Requests for Hurricane Lane

(Hilo) – Later this month, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids, feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Animal Control Activities to Close State Lands on Maunakea, Oct. 8, 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-3 Freeway will be closed in the Kaneohe-bound direction between the Halawa Interchange and the Halekou Interchange on Saturday night, Oct. 13, 2018 through Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for routine maintenance in the Harano Tunnel. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Two H-3 Freeway weekend closures scheduled for routine tunnel maintenance

Commercial Tours Can Resume Monday   (Honolulu) – Following the rockslide event more than two weeks ago, the Manoa Falls Trail and Aihualama Trail reopen tomorrow, Monday, October 8, 2018. The trails also reopen to commercial tour vendors on Monday.   The rockfall was caused by a large boulder that became dislodged. It in turn ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Manoa Valley Trails Reopen Monday, Oct. 7, 2018

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division released final decisions for 2019 Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual plan health insurance rates.  These rates are expected to affect approximately 32,000 individuals currently purchasing ACA individual plans.   2019 ACA Individual Health Rate Filings   Company Proposed Average Rate Change Final Approved Average ...
Read More RELEASE: HAWAII 2019 AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INDIVIDUAL RATES

(Honolulu) – Robert Farrell, who has served as Chief of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) since January 2017, announced his decision to move into a project support role with reduced hours, effective today. Prior to assuming the DOCARE leadership role Farrell served as a conservation resource officer on Hawai‘i island beginning ...
Read More DLNR News Release-DOCARE Chief Moves into Project Support Role, Oct. 5, 2018