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HONOLULU — The State Executive Office on Aging and the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs (PABEA) will recognize outstanding elder volunteers from each of the four counties at its annual state level celebration of Older Americans Month at Kahala Nui Retirement Community in Honolulu, on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. Governor David ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s outstanding elder volunteers to be feted June 3, 2016

  $500,000 Project Replaces Old Wood with Contemporary Materials (LIHUE, KAUAI) – When Kawika Smith was a boy, his father would take him trekking through the mud and bogs of the Alakai Plateau.  Now as the Kauai supervisor for the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s Na Ala Hele Trail Access program, Smith is overseeing ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Kaua’i Alakai boardwalk gets a facelift

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) began issuing licenses today for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The eight selected licensees have completed the full payment of licensing fees and were given the option of picking up their license or having it delivered by certified mail. Licensees were selected based on the scoring of 13 ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Department of Health issues medical marijuana dispensary licenses and posts merit-based scores for licensees

Gov. David Ige, who is attending his daughter’s graduation in Washington, D.C., issued the following statement in response to U.S. Representative Mark Takai’s announcement that he will not be running for re-election: “For many years Mark has wholeheartedly served the people of Hawai‘i, and our communities are better off because of his tireless efforts. I ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Statement from Governor David Ige on Rep. Mark Takai

  HONOLULU  —  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui has this statement to offer regarding U.S. Representative Mark Takai’s announcement that he will not be seeking another term.   “My heartfelt thoughts are with Congressman Mark Takai as he continues his courageous battle with cancer and I wish him a full, healthy recovery.  Although I’m sorry to ...
Read More LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Acting Governor Tsutsui Statement on U.S. Rep. Mark Takai

Research suggests awareness is best way to avoid bites (HONOLULU) – A spike in shark bites off Maui in 2012 and 2013 prompted the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), with additional support and funding from the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), to commission a two-year-long study of shark spatial behavior on Maui.  ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Shark study helps explain higher incidence of encounters off Maui

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its second quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report, where the data shows Hawaii experienced a great first quarter of 2016. “We are pleased to see that during the first quarter, total civilian labor force, civilian employment, and civilian non-agriculture payroll jobs were the ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s economy continues strong growth after a great first quarter

HONOLULU – People with mobility disabilities will again be able to join tours at the ʻIolani Palace State Monument.  A new custom inclined platform lift will replace an old lift that has been inoperable.  The new lift is designed for larger carrying capacity, a higher number of trips each day, and improved reliability through a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: New platform lift to be installed at the ‘Iolani Palace

HONOLULU – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today entered an order temporarily stopping activities related to the transition of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital & Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital to a private operator.  Today’s order lasts only until September 30, 2016, unless sooner terminated by the Court.  The Court also ordered the ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: 9th Circuit Court temporarily stops transition activities related to three Maui County hospitals

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts the public that two northbound lanes will be closed on Liliha Street between North King Street and Vineyard Boulevard beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 as part of the Liliha Street Rehabilitation project. Special duty ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Weekend lane closures on Liliha Street scheduled for Friday, May 20