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(HONOLULU) – One week after the 2,500 acre Nānākuli wildfire started, Susan Ching of the Plant Extinction Prevention Program and Marigold Zoll of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife venture deep into the burned area. They’re expecting the worst as they trudge across the now desolate landscape and toward the last nāʻū or Gardenia ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), working with Johnson Controls, advances the state’s commitment to sustainability by providing energy-efficient lighting solutions on the highway systems in Oahu and Maui districts. In July 2015, HDOT Highways Division signed an energy savings contract with Johnson Controls that will reduce annual energy use by an estimated ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is encouraging the public to take tsunami preparedness into their own hands this April during Tsunami Awareness Month. Seventy years ago, on April 1, 1946, one of the deadliest tsunamis to ever hit Hawaii caused widespread devastation on all islands. Generated by an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands, ...
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The 2500 acre Nanakuli wildfire destroyed or damaged rare plants in the Native Hawaiian dryland and mesic (medium-wet) forests of the Nanakuli Valley. Fire is one of the primary threats to the continued existence of rare plants and animals.  Others include drought, insects, weeds and disease. Learn whether or not the last remaining na’u or ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hidden victims of the Nanakuli fire

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health is investigating four cases of travel related mosquito borne viruses on Oahu. The cases include an individual who traveled to Latin America, returned ill, and is being tested for dengue and Zika virus, as well as individuals who are being tested for dengue fever and chikungunya and ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health investigates travel related cases of mosquito borne illnesses on Oahu

WAIMANALO — Department of Land and Natural Resources Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers cited a man today for violations relating to his use of a gill net in waters offshore of Kaiona Beach Park.  Officers responded to reports that a gill net had been laid in the water, and contacted a male, John Edwards, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Report of illegal net activity allows DOCARE officers to apprehend illegal gill net fisherman in Waimanalo

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be holding a public information meeting in coordination with area legislators, Senator Lorraine Inouye and County Council Members Greggor Ilagan and Daniel K. Paleka, Jr., to inform the public of the anticipated opening date of the Pahoa Roundabout. The meeting will include information on the project ...
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HONOLULU – With the annual Merrie Monarch Festival just around the corner, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging both residents and travelers to take extra precautions to stay away from and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes while they are in Hilo for the event. Although the number of locally-acquired dengue fever cases ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health urges residents & travelers to reduce risks of mosquito bites during Merrie Monarch Festival

What:  Proclamation ceremony to honor the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine basketball teams  Who:              Gov. David Ige Sen. Brian Taniguchi, Senate Higher Education committee chair Rep. Isaac Choy, House Higher Education committee chair UH Athletics Director David Matlin UH Rainbow Warriors Basketball Head Coach Eran Ganot UH Rainbow Wahine Basketball Head Coach Laura ...
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HONOLULU – State circuit judge Edwin C. Nacino yesterday dismissed a legal challenge to the State of Hawaii’s ability to retain ten percent of the county surcharge to the general excise tax to fund rail transit, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced. In October of 2015, the Tax Foundation of Hawaii (“Tax Foundation”) sued the ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Court dismisses legal challenge to state administrative costs for county surcharge to fund rail transit