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HONOLULU –Kauai judge Trudy K.T. Senda sentenced care home operator Ailene Camacho yesterday to 30 days in jail, 4 years probation, and a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine for felony assault, due to Camacho leaving one of her clients to suffer from multiple bed sores while Camacho went on vacation, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. ...
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HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife will close the Kamananui valley road (trail) in Moanalua for the month of July from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, starting from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday July 29, 2016. The weekday road closure is necessary for public safety due ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Kamananui Valley Road in Moanalua to close in July for maintenance

Heightened Security at Tracking Station Cuts Access HONOLULU — The United States Air Force has closed the Ka’ena Point Satellite Tracking Station Access Road due to a heightened security threat level. This road is the main access to the camping and hiking areas in Kuaokala Forest Reserve. Hikers and campers already in the area will ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Peacock Flats campground and Kuaokala Trail closed

HONOLULU —  The Farm to School Initiative is seeking qualified farmers and vendors to submit bids to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to various Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools statewide.  Local farmers are encouraged to submit their bids by July 13.  The invitation for bids (IFB) can be found at http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/ifb-d17-005. Spearheaded by ...
Read More LT. GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Farm to school initiative asks farmers to submit bids

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a cluster of at least 12 cases of hepatitis A infection in adults on Oahu; six have required hospitalization. Onsets of illness have ranged from June 16 through June 27, 2016. Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health investigating Hepatitis A virus outbreak on Oahu

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin and the United Public Workers union announced today that the parties are discussing settlement of the union’s appeal regarding the transfer of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital to a new Kaiser Permanente entity.  In a second status report filed with the U.S. Court of ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Parties update 9th Circuit Court regarding Maui Hospitals transition

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed into law HB 2569 (Act 176) which aims to expedite the goals of the Department of Education to cool Hawai‘i’s schools, reduce energy costs, meet Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals and provide public school students with comfortable classrooms where they can learn and thrive. In May, Gov. Ige signed SB ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige signs measure to expedite cool schools projects, water bill package

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii filed a notice of appeal today of the circuit court’s decision in Nelson v. Hawaiian Homes Commission, Civil No. 07-1-1663-08 JHC, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. In 2007, three beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act sued the State, alleging that the State had inadequately funded the Department of ...
Read More ATG NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General appeals decision regarding Department of Hawaiian Home Lands funding

Early closures for West Hawaii state parks on July 4 HONOLULU  — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks reminds park users that the use of fireworks and alcohol is prohibited in all state parks, at all times. In addition, State Parks division will conduct early closures of three West ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Keep Hawaii State parks fireworks, alcohol free

HONOLULU – As summer brings to Hawaii increased travel to and from the state, top state and local officials, including Governor Ige and Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho, and Kenoi stood together today to demonstrate a concerted statewide effort to “Fight the Bite” and keep Hawaii free of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The public education campaign ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health relaunches “Fight the Bite” educational campaign about mosquito-borne disease prevention