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HONOLULU – Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools will offer a comprehensive menu of summer programming aimed at addressing the learning needs of students as they transition back to full in-person learning and prepare for the 2021-22 school year. “Schools have worked hard to design programs of high interest for vulnerable students who have ...
Read More DOE NEWS RELEASE: HIDOE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i state law requires all students receive a physical exam and age-appropriate immunizations before starting seventh grade. Parents of children who have not received a well-child visit and vaccinations within the past year are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Before the first day of ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ENCOURAGES PARENTS OF INCOMING 7TH GRADERS TO SCHEDULE BACK-TO-SCHOOL VACCINATIONS AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS NOW

WHAT: News Conference: Emergency Broadband Benefit A new federal program provides qualifying Hawai‘i households with funding for internet services and device purchases.                                     WHEN:   Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.             WHO:                         Governor David Ige with: Burt Lum, DBEDT, broadband strategy officer Kim Kuʻulei Birnie, Papa Ola Lokahi, communications and engagement coordinator   ...
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HONOLULU – May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month. In light of the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) and the Children’s Mental Health Awareness Planning Group are hosting a series of virtual events to encourage parents and families to talk about mental health with their children and ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Kapolei, Oʻahu – Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Ailā, Jr. issued the following statement regarding House Bill 499. “House Bill 499 gives the Board of Land and Natural Resources the authority to extend leases of public lands by 40 years through Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 171-13 on the disposition of public lands. “Over a ...
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HONOLULU – Entrance gates to the parking areas at the Keawa‘ula sections of Ka‘ena Point State Park on O‘ahu reopen this weekend, after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the result of state and county emergency orders/rules aimed at limiting group sizes and ensuring social distancing. Prior ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: ACCESS GATES AT KEAWA’ULA SECTION OF KA’ENA STATE PARK REOPEN THIS WEEKEND

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Education today announced the dates, times and formats for public high school graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Alternative ceremony formats will continue for a second year and limit guest access to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. “We are so proud of our Class of ...
Read More DOE NEWS RELEASE: CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS SCHEDULED FOR HAWAII’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

HONOLULU – Four Waipahu men were cited Sunday night after officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) received multiple complaints from local fishermen and residents about a group of men laying net at Paiko Lagoon in east O ‘ahu’s Maunalua Bay. When they arrived on the scene just after 7 p.m. ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: FOUR MEN CITED AFTER COMMUNITY COMPLAINTS ABOUT EAST O’AHU LAY NETS

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is beginning the Simplified Arrival Program at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrival process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks currently required for admission into the ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: SIMPLIFIED ARRIVAL TO REPLACE AUTOMATED PASSPORT CONTROL KIOSKS AT HNL

What:  Hawaii Supreme Court convening for oral argument In re Hawaiian Electric (Kahuku) SCOT-20-0000308 Who:   Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald             Associate Justice Paula A. Nakayama Associate Justice Sabrina S. McKenna Associate Justice Michael D. Wilson Circuit Judge Christine E. Kuriyama (assigned by reason of vacancy) Levi Hookano (emcee/moderator) When:  Friday, May 7, ...
Read More HSJ MEDIA ADVISORY: THE RETURN OF COURTS IN THE COMMUNITY – KONAWAENA, LAHAINALUNA, AND WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING REMOTELY