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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting guidance from the CDC recommending boosters for children ages 5 through 11 and strengthening booster recommendations for others. Children ages 5 through 11 are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination. “It’s exciting that children 5 to 11 ...
Read More DOH News Release: Keiki ages 5-11 eligible for COVID-19 boosters

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility. DOH released a series of maps showing the effects on regional groundwater of ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH Red Hill Status Report #3

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and shut down Golden Duck Restaurant located at 1221 S. King St. in Honolulu. The food establishment, operated by Wong and Fu, LLC received the red placard on May 18 and must remain closed until DOH conducts a follow up inspection and all violations ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH issues red placard to Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant in Honolulu

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued a red placard and shut down China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant, located at 2580 Kekaa Dr, #116, Lahaina on Maui. The food establishment, operated by Tay Asian Cuisine, Inc., received the red placard on May 17 and must remain closed until DOH conducts ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH issues red placard to China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Lahaina

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, compared to 4.1 percent in March. Statewide, 645,700 were employed and 28,250 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 673,950. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.2 PERCENT IN APRIL

(Pololū Valley, Hawai‘i Island) – “Everyone is recognizing the overuse of Pololū and the community wanting to do something about it,” begins Jackson Bauer. He’s a specialist with the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access System and the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s (DOFAW) point-of-contact with a rural, end-of-the pavement community that has been ...
Read More DLNR News Release: COMMUNITY-DRIVEN EFFORT TO PROTECT POLOLŪ VALLEY MOVING FORWARD

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of the Attorney General’s Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) and the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) are providing a valuable opportunity for non-custodial parents to participate in a pilot program to earn competitive wages through more than 2,200 participating companies. SEE Hawaii Work is a no-cost program that equips ...
Read More AG News Release: CSEA and DHS Partner to Provide Employment Opportunities Through Pilot Program To Strengthen Families

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Attorney General Holly T. Shikada announced that on May 11, 2022, a grand jury in Kaua`i County indicted former Kaua`i Police Department employee Mikalynn Hiranaka on charges arising from alleged conduct from 2017 through 2019, while employed as a clerk in Kaua`i Police Department Records Division and involving funds collected on behalf ...
Read More AG News Release: FORMER KAUA`I POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR FELONY THEFT

LIHUE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health Kauaʻi District Health Office, in partnership with the County of Kauaʻi, will host the fifth Medical Innovative Readiness Training mission, also known as Tropic Care. Tropic Care will return to Kauaʻi on June 13, 2022 and will operate at several sites through June 20. 2022. The eight-day event ...
Read More DOH News Release: Tropic Care to return to Kauaʻi June 13-20, 2022

(HONOLULU) – Significant federal dollars are headed to Hawai‘i to help address the extinction crisis facing at least four species of native Hawaiian birds. An unprecedented $14 million for Hawai‘i ecosystem restoration is included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, described as a major investment in the conservation and stewardship of America’s public lands. According to ...
Read More DLNR News Release: RACE TO SAVE HAWAIIAN HONEYCREEPERS BOLSTERED BY MILLION IN FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE AID