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HONOLULU – An infestation of little fire ants (LFA) was reported at a residential neighborhood in Kaneohe and the area was treated today in multi-agency effort involving the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and the Hawaii Ant Lab (HAL). A total of 11 properties covering about two acres were treated this morning, including a 15-meter ...
Read More HDOA News release on little fire ant treatment in Kaneohe

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) is celebrating 63 of its teachers statewide this week who have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification — a mark of distinction recognizing accomplished teaching. The teachers voluntarily undertook and completed the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Dozens of Hawaii teachers earn, renew national certification

(Kapalua) –The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources is in the process of developing a management plan for Honolua Bay and Lipoa Point on Maui’s west coast. The plan will help guide the preservation of environment, cultural, and recreational resources by balancing current and future uses of the area, along with practices to develop appropriate ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Honolua Bay and Lipoa Point Preservation Planning Begins, Jan. 22, 2019

View this release online here. HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) has launched a new online tool to track completion rates for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, submittals.  Hawaii’s FAFSA Data Dashboard tracks the current number of completed applications at high schools statewide and illustrates schools’ progress individually, comparatively ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Hawaiʻi’s FAFSA Data Dashboard launched to track progress in college financial aid applications

2019 State of the State Address by Governor David Ige Link to photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige today addressed the 30th Hawai‘i State Legislature, highlighting his proposals for Early Childhood Education, affordable housing and the Transit Accommodations Tax. The complete text is attached. ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor David Ige’s 2019 State of the State Address

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the travelling public that the alternating lane closure of Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19) north of Hilo will continue Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday’s paving work on Highway 19 will take place between Honolii Bridge and Kuikahi ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Paving on Hawaii Belt Road (Highway 19) to continue Monday, Jan. 21

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 19 – JAN. 25   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —   1) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

(Honolulu) – While attempting to either launch or retrieve a jet ski at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor ramp last Saturday (Jan. 12, 2019) the driver of a truck, towing a ski trailer, jumped out to get help when his vehicle began slipping down the ramp. By the time he got to the parking lot, ...
Read More DLNR News Release-DOCARE Officers Help Save Sunken Truck, Jan. 18, 2019

(Honolulu) – DLNR Chair Suzanne Case, in consultation with Governor David Ige, has appointed Kaleo Manuel as the next deputy of the state Commission on Water Resources Management (CWRM). Case commented, “Kaleo has a wealth of experience in the complicated field of water resource management and brings both western educational training and traditional Hawaiian values ...
Read More DLNR News Release-New DLNR Water Deputy Appointed, Jan. 18, 2019

(Honolulu) – Forests for Life, is a comprehensive, one-hour documentary that chronicles the life-giving importance of Hawai‘i’s native forests.  Set to debut on KFVE-TV (K5) on Friday, January 18th at 7 p.m., the special, produced by the Hawai‘i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is the culmination of five years of taping and conducting ...
Read More DLNR News Release-New TV Special Chronicles Life-Giving Importance of Hawai’i’s Native Forests, Jan. 16, 2018