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HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the season for taking ula and ula papapa (spiny and slipper lobsters) and Kona crabs in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Reminder: Lobster and Kona crab season closure now in effect

HONOLULU— The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the moi fishing season is closed beginning Monday, June 1, 2015. State regulations make it unlawful for ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Closed season for moi begins June 1

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2015 until sundown, in recognition ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day and Police Week 2015

HONOLULU – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found the Hawai’i Health Connector (HHC) to be non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year.  The non-compliance ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Ige administration actively addressing Hawai‘i Health Connector non-compliance

Honolulu – When the 55-foot sailing vessel Doubloon broke apart off Mission Beach in Laie, it left a 1/2 mile long path of debris.  Today staff from the DLNR Land ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Mission beach partially cleared of debris from destroyed sailing vessel

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Ewa residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Honolulu International Airport. ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu International Airport to close runway for maintenance

What:     Proclamation ceremony for University of Hawai’i athletes, coaches Where:  Ceremonial Room, Governor’s office When:   Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Governor David Ige will welcome more than 50 ...
Read More Media Advisory: Governor Ige to honor UH athletes, coaches in special ceremony

HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., will join the department as the new Med-QUEST Division (MQD) Administrator.  Dr. Mohr ...
Read More Oregon Medicaid chief selected as new Hawaii Med-QUEST division administrator

Honolulu, Hawaii — A bill signed into law today by Governor David Ige will make Hawaii the first state in the nation to mandate accommodations for the hearing and visually ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs measure to accommodate the deaf and blind in movie theaters

WHO: Governor David Ige, Representative James Tokioka (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao) WHAT: Bill signing ceremony for HB1272, which requires theaters to make available closed captioning ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Measure to accommodate the deaf and blind in movie theaters to be signed into law