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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of Circuit Judge Karen Tooko Nakasone to the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Judge Nakasone has served on the First Circuit Court since 2011. Previously, she was a deputy public defender with the Office of the Public Defender, and a law clerk with the Intermediate Court of Appeals ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige appoints Circuit Judge to Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) would like to reassure everyone that the Department continues to work with the Governor’s Office, the Office of the Attorney General, and all county agencies to reduce the need for people to gather at driver’s licensing centers. Under the current emergency proclamation, the 12th Supplementary Proclamation, the ...
Read More DOT News Release: September 2020 update on driver’s license, state ID

HONOLULU – The Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) has seen a substantial decrease in the number of active infected inmates since the beginning of August.   The Department of Health (DOH) began the fourth round of follow-up testing at OCCC, to make sure the virus remains under control in the incarcerated population. There was one new ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE – Department of Public Safety COVID-19 update for 9/10/20.

HONOLULU – The coffee berry borer (CBB), one of the most devastating pest of coffee plants, has been confirmed in a residential area in Kalaheo on Kaua`i. This is the first detection on Kaua`i of CBB which has been established on Hawai`i Island, Maui and O`ahu for several years. On Sept. 3, 2020, a Kalaheo ...
Read More HDOA News Release: Coffee Berry Borer Confirmed on Kaua’i

 (Līhuʻe, Kaua‘i) – Law enforcement officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and  Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) are investigating the death of a juvenile Hawaiian monk seal on Kaua‘i. This was reported on Thursday in the Anahola area and the cause of death of this seal is ...
Read More DLNR News Release: State & Federal Authorities Seek Information on Monk Seal Death, Sept. 11, 2020

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 on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Governor Ige orders flags at half-staff in honor of September 11 – Patriot Day

Department of Health: Decline in COVID-19 Cases Seen as a Positive Indication Measures are Working After nearly six weeks of elevated numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, Hawai‘i is beginning to turn the corner and regain control of the spread of the disease on all islands.   On July 29,  DOH reported the number of cases ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 10, 2020

Department of Health: Three Additional O‘ahu Deaths and 100 New Cases Three (3) O‘ahu men are the latest people to pass away from coronavirus. All three had underlying medical conditions. Two were in the 60 to 69-year-old age group and the third was in the 70 to 79-year-old age group. Their deaths increase Hawai‘i’s death ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 9, 2020

Office of the Governor: Governor Approves Extension of Stay-at-Home Order for O‘ahu with Modifications Gov. David Ige has approved another two-week extension of the “State-at-Home, Work-at-Home” order for the City and County of Honolulu, which will now end Sept. 24. In a news briefing today, Gov. Ige said, “We have seen a flattening in the number of new ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Sept. 8, 2020

Honolulu – Governor David Ige announced today the launch of the State of Hawai‘i Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program (RRHAP). The program provides assistance for Hawai‘i renters who have experienced a reduction in income because of unemployment or a reduction in work hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of eviction. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige announces Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program