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(Mōʻiliʻili, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has published a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the redevelopment of its 820 Isenberg Street property in Mōʻiliʻili, Oʻahu. The project is in partnership with Stanford Carr Development. The draft EA was presented to the Hawaiian Homes and published in The Environmental Notice periodical in ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Draft EA Published for 820 Isenberg Street Rental Project

(Kalaeloa, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has published its final Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Barbers Point Solar Project in the Kalaeloa district of Oʻahu. A review of the significant criteria outlined in HRS Chapter 343 and HAR Section 11-200.1-13 on the ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Final EA Published for Barbers Point Solar Project

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is bringing back its annual Tech Job Fair after a two-year hiatus, through a local partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i and its “Hawai‘i is Hiring initiative”. In a brand-new virtual format, the event will take place on January 21, 2022, Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: HAWAII’S LEADING TECH JOB FAIR RETURNS IN 2022

(HONOLULU) – For the first time in several years, the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) did not receive any reports of illegal Christmas tree bonfires at Ahu o Laka (Kāne’ohe Bay sandbar). DOCARE Chief Jason Redulla said, “We believe the complete absence of any post-holiday tree fires is a result of our ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: ANNUAL TREE BONFIRES AT AHU O LAKA DETERRED BY DOCARE PATROLS

(HONOLULU) – Friday, after members of the State Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) received a four-hour long briefing on the Red Hill water emergency and another three-and-a-half hours of public testimony and Commission discussion, with over 160 written and oral testimonies, the Commission approved the following policy positions on the matter: The Water Commission ...
Read More DLNR News Release: STATE WATER COMMISSION TAKES POSITIONS ON RED HILL WATER CONTAMINATION EMERGENCY

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a supplemental proclamation that extends the emergency relief period for conditions created by the overpopulation of axis deer in Maui County. Weather conditions and unexpected delays in shipments of critical mitigation materials continue to delay the state’s effort to manage the axis deer population on Maui. The deer have ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige extends emergency relief period for Maui’s axis deer problem

HONOLULU – Public Utilities Commission chairman James (Jay) Griffin has informed Gov. David Ige that he will be stepping down from the PUC at the end of his term, which expires on June 30, 2022. Griffin has served on the PUC since June 5, 2017. Gov. Ige designated Griffin as PUC chairman in January 2019. ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Public Utilities Commission chairman James Griffin to step down

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation for the Jan. 4 landslide in Waimea, Kauaʻi that blocked Menehune Road and isolated at least 24 families who live in the area. The landslide cut off critical communications infrastructure and damaged the historic Swinging Bridge. “The blocked roadway, hazardous conditions, and the lack of ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige issues disaster declaration for Kauaʻi landslide

(Kalāwahine, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractor HI-Built, LLC, will install two of three planned speed bumps, signs to reduce speed and new striping on Kapahu Street in the Kalāwahine Subdivision. The installation work is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 10, 2022 and end on January 31, 2022, ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Temporary Speed Bump Installation Scheduled for Kalāwahine

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the most recent COVID-19 booster shot recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Effective immediately: DOH recommends a single Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) vaccine booster shot for everyone ages 12 – 17 who completed their primary vaccine series at least five months ago. ...
Read More DOH News Release: Booster shot eligibility expands