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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 24, 2015) – Community members are invited to join the Army in honoring mothers and families of fallen service members during a ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, at 1 p.m. The ceremony, which takes place on Gold Star Mother’s and Families Day, is one of countless ...
Read More US ARMY PRESS RELEASE: Army invites community to honor surviving mothers, families

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to present the Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ala Wai Canal Project.  The meeting will be held at Washington Middle ...
Read More DLNR JOINT NEWS RELEASE: Public invited to draft EIS public meting on the proposed Ala Wai Canal project

HONOLULU – Due to the complex nature of the road repaving work and some weather delays in  construction, the DLNR Division of State Parks is modifying the closure dates for the Makapu‘u Lighthouse Trail in Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline. The trail will continue to be closed weekdays from Thursday, September 24 through Friday, October 2. ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Changes to Makapu’u trail closures

(LEHUA ISLAND) – “100% success,” is how a researcher with Island Conservation describes this week’s non-lethal bait experiment on this small island, 17 miles west of Kauai, just off the northern tip of Niihau.  State, federal, and non-profit partners conducted helicopter application of bait that is non-toxic, which they hope will ultimately lead to the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Non-toxic predator bait experiment considered a success

(HONOLULU) – Coral ‘bleaching’, a stress response caused by high ocean temperatures that makes corals appear white and can ultimately lead to their death, is reaching unprecedented levels across Hawaii.  Serious concern has already prompted a response from state and federal agencies charged with protecting and monitoring the health of coral reefs and volunteer organizations ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: First “Bleachapalozza” set to help monitoring coral bleaching event

HONOLULU – Work furlough inmate John Dziejak turned himself in at the Honolulu Main Police Station at 7:30 a.m.  Dziejak failed to return from a furlough pass to the Laumaka Work Furlough Center on August 26. He left in the morning on a job-seeking pass and was scheduled to return at 5:30 p.m.  He will ...
Read More DPS NEWS RELEASE: Missing Laumaka furlough inmate turns himself in at Honolulu Police Department

Honolulu, Hawaii – State Department of Transportation (DOT) and Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) officials today announced an access solution for businesses and residents isolated due to rail construction along sections of Farrington Highway. “This solution is the culmination of hard work by everyone involved.  But ultimately it was the community and businesses who, ...
Read More HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Waipahu legislator credits community for easing impact of rail construction

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) today gave an initial briefing to Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners regarding Tropical Disturbance (TD) 96-C, which was located about 900 miles southeast of Hilo as of 1:30 p.m. and moving very slowly to the north-northwest. The ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Tropical disturbance 96-C lingers in Central Pacific, uncertainty of impacts remains high

LĪHU’E –The public is advised that nine newly installed Civil Defense outdoor warning sirens will be tested next week. The special soundings are for acceptance testing, and will be conducted in partnership with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA). The testing will be conducted over a three-day period, Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, from 9 ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Kauai Civil Defense siren tests scheduled September 22-24