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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has completed replacement of the three pedestrian bridges connecting the Terminal 2 ticket lobbies to the parking structure at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). “The new pedestrian bridges were a necessary upgrade to our facilities at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport,” said Ross Higashi, ...
Read More DOT News Release: HNL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS COMPLETED

(KAHULUI) – Only one of the islands, comprising Maui Nui, is free from hooved animals. The 32,000-acre Kaho‘olawe no longer experiences ungulate-caused deforestation and the loss of topsoil, after goats, sheep, and cattle were eliminated from the island. On Maui and Moloka‘i, non-native axis deer continue to devastate private agricultural land and are pushing higher ...
Read More DLNR News Release: AERIAL ASSESSMENT OF MOLOKA‘I AXIS DEER ILLUSTRATES THE EXTENT OF OVERPOPULATION ON MAUI NUI

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – Broadband telecommunication customers on Hawaiian Home Lands will soon have more options under the lifting of a former exclusivity clause that allowed only one provider to issue telecommunication products. Recent Federal law, coupled with expanded service options, will now allow service users on the homelands to obtain telecommunications services from a provider ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Telecommunication Service Options Expand on Hawaiian Home Lands

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows: Women’s Community Correctional Center – 137 inmate test results; 13 positive, 124 negative. Oahu Community Correctional Center – ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – Attorney General Holly T. Shikada and the Hawaii Sexual Assault Response and Training (HSART) Program Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) today announced the release of a “Media Guide for Reporting on Sexual Violence.” The purpose of the Media Guide is to encourage media professionals to utilize a trauma-informed approach when reporting about sexual violence. Trauma ...
Read More AG News Release: GUIDE FOR MEDIA’S REPORTING ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE AVAILABLE

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows: Women’s Community Correctional Center – 71 inmate test results; 24 positive, 47 negative. Oahu Community Correctional Center – ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i Attorney General Holly T. Shikada urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put in place measures that will help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans. Today’s comment letter to the FCC was led by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and ...
Read More AG News Release: Attorney General Shikada Works to Stop International Scam Calls

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has updated interim COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance for K-12 schools. The updated guidance is closely aligned with new CDC guidance for schools. Isolation and quarantine times for students and staff who meet certain conditions have been reduced to 5 days. ISOLATION Students and staff who test ...
Read More DOH News Release: Department of Health issues interim K-12 school guidance

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows: Oahu Community Correctional Center – 336 inmate results; Eight (8) positive, 328 negative. Four (4) positive staff test ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

(HONOLULU) – It’s no mystery that Jason Momoa, best known for his role as Aquaman in the Hollywood hit of the same name, has a deep love for Hawai‘i. The 42-year-old Honolulu-born actor returned to the islands recently to film the sequel to Aquaman, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, due out in December. He and ...
Read More DLNR News Release: ACTOR JASON MOMOA MĀLAMA HAWAI‘I PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT