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(LĪHUʻE) – Calling all artists! Next month, DLNR is partnering with Island Conservation to host an art show focused on the natural beauty, native species, and powerful mana of Lehua Island. Entries will be displayed at the Kauaʻi Society of Artists (KSA) art gallery at Kukui Grove August 12-19. All entries must be submitted by Saturday, ...
Read More DLNR News Release: Lehua Art Show: Call For Art Submissions

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified three additional cases of monkeypox. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi to eleven.   Two individuals are Oʻahu residents. DOH established a connection to a previously reported case for one Oʻahu resident. Connections to previously reported cases are under investigation for the ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH reports three additional monkeypox cases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a third emergency proclamation to allow the continuation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in line with the federal COVID emergency. “Many Hawaiʻi families continue to suffer from food insecurity as they struggle to provide food for themselves and their families because of the effects of the pandemic. Without additional ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release: Gov. Ige declares emergency relief period to address food insecurity

HONOLULU – In a joint announcement today, Gov. David Ige and leadership from both the Senate and House announced that applicants are now being sought to serve on the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority. Applicants are asked to apply by July 28, 2022. Established by statute via Act 255 (HB2024), the authority, whose members ...
Read More Governor’s Office – Joint News Release: State seeks applicants for Mauna Kea Management Stewardship and Oversight Authority

(HONOLULU) – Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has stepped up to help reduce the spread of the Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) disease on Oʻahu through the design, fabrication, and installation of a new style of boot brush station for trailheads. Sean Moura, Hawaiian Electric wildlife biologist, took an existing boot brush design and modified it to ...
Read More DLNR News Release: Boot Brush Stations Deployed in Fight Against Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death

HONOLULU – Brandon Kimura, Deputy Administrative Director of the Courts, Hawaii State Judiciary, has been certified as a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management at the National Center for State Courts. He is the first from Hawaii to complete this program. Kimura was part of the 50th class of graduates who completed a rigorous ...
Read More Hawaii State Judiciary New Release: Hawaii Deputy Administrative Director of the Courts Earns National Recognition from Institute for Court Management

(Nānākuli, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractor Henrys Equipment Rental & Sales, Inc., will conduct site improvements at the Nānākuli Homestead Cemetery on Oʻahu beginning on Monday, July 25, 2022. The work is anticipated to last through May 2023, weather permitting. Improvements will include the installation of fencing, retaining ...
Read More DHHL Public Notice: Nānākuli Homestead Cemetery Improvements

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.3 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in May. Statewide, 648,350 were employed and 28,900 unemployed in June for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 677,250. Nationally, ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.3 PERCENT IN JUNE

(HONOLULU) – Seven years ago the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) launched a streamlined application for loko i‘a (fishpond) repair and restoration as part of the Hoʻāla Loko Iʻa program. Since its beginning, 20 new fishpond restoration permits have been issued. The Alakoko Fishpond on Kauaʻi, also known as the Menehune Fishpond, ...
Read More DLNR News Release – STREAMLINED APPLICATION PROCESS FOR FISHPOND RESTORATION SEES SUCCESS

(HONOLULU) – Seven years ago the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) launched a streamlined application for loko i‘a (fishpond) repair and restoration as part of the Hoʻāla Loko Iʻa program. Since its beginning, 20 new fishpond restoration permits have been issued. The Alakoko Fishpond on Kauaʻi, also known as the Menehune Fishpond, ...
Read More DLNR News Release: STREAMLINED APPLICATION PROCESS FOR FISHPOND RESTORATION SEES SUCCESS