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HONOLULU – Three O‘ahu residences have been added to the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Places by the  Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board. Compromised of experts including historians, architects, sociologists, cultural specialists, and archaeologists, the Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board currently has 9 members. The following residences were entered onto the register: The Roy and Virginia ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Three O‘ahu Historic Homes Added to the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Places

The state supports the county’s effort to break the cycle of dengue fever infection and transmission on Hawai‘i Island. Our number one priority is the health and safety of Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors. We will continue to work with county officials on a daily basis. The state will issue an emergency proclamation if and when ...
Read More Governor’s statement on Hawai‘i County’s emergency proclamation on dengue fever outbreak

Lost power and winds and waves brought it in half mile off Onealii beach KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI — A 43 foot sailing vessel, “Mithrandir’s Dream,” ran aground about 2 a.m. last night a half-mile off the Molokai coast at Onealii near Kanoa fishpond. Investigation by DLNR’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is ongoing. Salvage company ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Salvage Work to Begin on Grounded Vessel at Molokai

One Arrested, 70 Cited, and Tons of Trash Airlifted Out (HONOLULU) – Combined law enforcement and clean-up operations at the world-renowned Kalalau Beach in the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai over the past month, have resulted in dozens of citations, an arrest, and the airlifting of tons of accumulated rubbish from the area. ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Napali Coast and Kalalau Trail Focus of Increased State Stewardship

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today posted the list of applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses. A total of 66 applications were received during the application period of Jan. 12, 2016, 8  a.m., Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Jan. 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. HST. The names of all individual applicants and ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary License List of Applicants Now Available Online

HONOLULU — As a mark of respect for the late Hawai’i State Senator Gilbert Kahele, Gov. David Ige has ordered the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Monday, February ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Hawai‘i State Senator Gilbert Kahele

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking comments on a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in connection with a proposed Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take License (ITL) for game management at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve and Pu‘u Anahulu Game Management Area. Division of Forestry and ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Comment Period Open for DLNR Draft Environmental Assessment for the Habitat Conservation Plan for Game Management at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a and Pu‘u Anahulu, Nāpu‘u Conservation Project

Phase Three of Restoration & Reforestation Project (LIHUE) – For the last few weeks a large excavator has been digging hole after hole on the steep slopes of state forest reserves in the Kokee area of Kauai.  Some 3,000 acres of land were scorched during a series of wildfires there during the summer of 2012.  ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: 20,000 Koa Seedlings Planted to Restore Burned Forest on Kauai

MEDIA ADVISORY What: News conference: Update on county/state response to the current Dengue Fever outbreak Who: Governor David Ige Hawai‘i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Vern Miyagi, Administrator, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii Civil Defense Administrator/Incident Commander When: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Conference Room We ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Update on County/State Response to the Current Dengue Fever Outbreak

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announces its new Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion — Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP), which will provide training programs to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. This program is a component of DBEDT’s HiSTEP program funded in part through ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT Announces New Export Training Program