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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. The siren test is a steady one minute tone on all sirens. The steady ...
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Honolulu – Hawai‘i’s cross-agency approach to addressing homelessness and housing will be getting a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Hawai‘i secures federal support for Medicaid-Housing agency partnership

(SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii) – The U.S. Army and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) conducted a joint airlift operation, Wednesday, to protect Oahu’s native plants and animals. More than 95,000 pounds of fence panels, poles and associated equipment were carried from Schofield Barracks to the summit of the Ko‘olau Mountains, suspended beneath ...
Read More U.S. ARMY / DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Army, State Take to the Skies, Summit to Protect Native Species

(HONOLULU) – The officer who has been acting as DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), Hawaii Branch Chief for the past year and a half has been appointed permanently to the position.  DOCARE Chief Thomas Friel said, “It is my honor and privilege to announce the selection of Lino Kamakau as DOCARE’s Hawaii ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Division Of Conservation And Resources Enforcement Picks Big Island Branch Chief

Learn About Maui-Specific Rules This Weekend (Kahului, Maui) – Enforcement Officers with the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit (CFEU) will be at the Maui Mall on February 27, 2016 from 8 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. to help educate fishers about Hawaii’s fishing laws.  Information on Maui specific rules ...
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Weekend Event Focuses on Marine Protected Species & Fishing Rules (Kahului, Maui) – DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers will be at two Maui boat ramps this weekend to help teach ocean users about humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and other marine protected species. DOCARE officers will be joined by staff ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DOCARE Officers Join Federal Partners for Ocean Education Event

State Laboratory Gears Up for Zika Testing HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) State Laboratories Division is taking an active role in national efforts to control the spread of Zika Virus. Hawaii’s State Laboratories recently provided confirmatory testing for samples from American Samoa and the Marshall Islands to support these U. S. ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health Takes Critical Role in National Efforts to Control Zika Virus

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to report the removal of a damaged dry dock vessel on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 which resulted in the clearing of Piers 40 and 41 in Honolulu Harbor where it was previously berthed. The dry dock named Kapilipono took on water and sunk in its ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Submerged Dry Dock Successfully Removed from Honolulu Harbor

Program Accelerates Hawaii’s Innovation Economy HONOLULU – A new report shows that a state investment program run by the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), an attached agency of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), has successfully jumpstarted Hawaii’s startup ecosystem. According to a new report by the Economic Research Organization at the ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: New Report Highlights Success of HI Growth Initiative

HONOLULU —The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is alerting motorists of parking restrictions on Kamehameha Highway on Oahu’s North Shore in anticipation of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf tournament. No parking will be allowed on either side of Kamehameha Highway from Iliohu Place to the Saints Peter & Paul Mission beginning Wednesday, ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Parking on Kamehameha Highway to Be Restricted Near Waimea Bay for the Eddie Aikau Tournament