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LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I — Polihale State Park on Kaua‘i will reopen to the public on Tuesday May 15, following repairs to the heavily flood-damaged entry road.  The initial repairs, consisting of filling and grading the most damaged section of the unpaved 5-mile roadway and making drainage improvements, will allow for hardy vehicles to access the beach and ...
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  HONOLULU — The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved a settlement today between the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) and Stephen E.J. Koehne regarding illegal commercial operation in Hanalei Bay ocean waters on Kaua‘i. At BLNR’s November 9, 2017 meeting, DOBOR brought a civil enforcement action against Koehne, a ...
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  Shot Sheet -RAPID OHIA DEATH ON KAUAI, May 11, 2018 (HONOLULU) – A rapid response team of experts from state and federal agencies and non-government organizations formed over the last week to investigate the deaths of several ʻōhiʻa trees in the Moloa‘a Forest Reserve on Kaua‘i’s northeastern side. Kaua‘i DLNR Division of Forestry and ...
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  MEDIA ADVISORY ʻŌHIʻA FUNGUS DISCOVERED ON KAUA’I Less Aggressive of the Two Species Causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death on Hawai‘i Island A rapid response team of experts from state and federal agencies and non-government organizations formed over the last week to investigate the deaths of several ʻōhiʻa trees in the Moloa‘a Forest Reserve on Kaua‘i’s ...
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For Immediate Release May 10, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 192 (Act 12), otherwise known as the Kaua‘i and O‘ahu flood recovery bill on Thursday. The measure sets aside a total of $125 million for the recovery effort — $100 million to help finance the flood recovery effort on Kaua‘i, and another ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the interim appointment of Bruce Anderson, Ph.D., to lead the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health following the June 1 retirement of Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Pressler who has served as the director of health since December 2014. In a letter to the governor ...
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Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for 2018 Kilauea Eruption HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has issued a supplemental emergency proclamation for the 2018 Kilauea eruption that, among other emergency management functions, establishes lines of authority that will enable a more comprehensive response to changing and unpredictable risks posed by the current eruption. Those risks include possible impacts ...
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Presidential Disaster Declaration Request Exhibits HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the President of the United States to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster as a result of the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island. The governor is asking that the declaration authorize the ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      News Conference: Supplemental emergency proclamation – Puna Geothermal Venture Presidential Disaster Declaration Request for Hawai‘i Island   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                            WHEN:                    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event may be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at ...
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  HONOLULU – Hawaii’s timeshare industry reported occupancy of 89.5 percent statewide in 2017, a slight 0.2 percentage point decrease versus 2016, according to data released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In comparison, occupancy of hotel properties statewide averaged 80.0 percent in 2017. Jennifer Chun, HTA tourism research director, said, “Timeshare properties continue ...
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