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(HONOLULU) – Fewer bags of stinky, foul trash have been ending up in the trap at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. Last October, staff from 4ocean, an international public benefit corporation, began pulling multiple bags of rubbish floating into already contained areas at the trash catchment at the harbor’s mouth. Prior to publicity about ...
Read More DLNR News Release: FEWER BAGS OF TRASH FOUND IN THE ALA WAI SMALL BOAT HARBOR

HONOLULU – Join the Hawai’i State Public Library System’s latest reading challenge throughout May to celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Readers of all ages are invited to log reading minutes, find recommended reading lists, and explore links to virtual experiences and resources in honor of this month’s reading challenge theme. Active ...
Read More HSPLS News Release: Hawai‘i’s Public Libraries Celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

(Mōʻiliʻili, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is preparing to publish a final Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the redevelopment of its 820 Isenberg Street property in Mōʻiliʻili, Oʻahu. Stanford Carr Development was selected as the project developer through the request for proposals process. A ...
Read More DHHL News Release: DHHL to Publish Final EA for Isenberg Rental Project

HONOLULU – May is celebrated as National Children’s Mental Health Month. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) and the Children’s Mental Health Acceptance (CMHA) Planning Group encourage Hawaiʻi residents to foster acceptance and support access to mental health services for keiki. “The Surgeon General issued an advisory in December 2021 highlighting the youth mental health ...
Read More DOH News Release: Department of Health encourages move from awareness to acceptance for National Children’s Mental Health Month

(Anahola, Kaua‘i) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) offered 51 Residential Vacant Lots within its Pi‘ilani Mai Ke Kai Subdivision in Anahola, Kaua‘i on Saturday, April 30, 2022. DHHL hosted the lot selection meeting at the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School as an in-person gathering, a first since 2019. Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) Chair ...
Read More DHHL News Release: DHHL Offers Vacant Lots in Anahola, Kaua‘i

HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi residents who are turning 65 and “graduating” to Medicare are invited to free seminars hosted by the Hawai‘i State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) on May 9 and May 27. SHIP is offering virtual presentations to help newly eligible people and to welcome potential volunteers and partners that assist Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare ...
Read More DOH News Release: Hawai‘i State Executive Office on Aging offers assistance to those becoming eligible for Medicare

(HONOLULU) – Beginning May 1, 2022,  all real estate transactions conducted in Hawai‘i must include disclosures about the risk of sea level rise (SLR) to the property. The mandate, enacted in 2021, requires disclosure about sea level rise, up to and including 3.2 feet. The Hawaiʻi Climate Change Mitigation & Adaption Commission, in collaboration with ...
Read More DLNR News Release: STARTING SUNDAY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS MUST DISCLOSE SEA LEVEL RISK

HONOLULU – According to a report released today by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) of Hawai‘i businesses and employees, an estimated 198,224 (42.4%) private sector payroll employees were working remotely as of August 31, 2021, including 20,636 working from out-of-state. The report is based on the results of two different surveys ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: STATE STUDY SHOWS NEARLY HALF OF HAWAI’I EMPLOYEES WORKING REMOTELY AS OF AUGUST 31, 2021

(LĪHUʻE) – Beginning next Tuesday, May 3, the DLNR Division of State Parks (DSP) will issue a limited number of overnight permits for camping in Kalalau in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauaʻi. Permits can be purchased on a space available basis, to walk-in applicants only, at the Kauaʻi State Parks Office in the State ...
Read More DLNR News Release: KALALAU CAMPSITES AGAIN HELD BACK FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

(HONOLULU) – How do forests in Hawaiʻi inspire you? This was the question answered by dozens of students across the state who submitted entries in the ʻŌlelo Youth Xchange video competition under the category “Forest Inspired.” Winning entries for the category, sponsored by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), were announced at a ...
Read More DLNR News Release: LOCAL STUDENTS CREATE OUTSTANDING VIDEOS INSPIRED BY HAWAIʻI FORESTS