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HONOLULU – Freeman Sasao, 56, a former Oʻahu circuit court probation officer, was charged Friday with one count of felony theft and eleven felony forgery counts, Attorney General Doug Chin ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Former Oahu probation officer charged with theft and forgery

WAILUKU – Nelson N. Waikiki, a former 2014 candidate for Maui mayor, was sentenced Friday by Maui circuit judge Rhonda I. L. Loo to 20 years in prison for securities ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Former Maui mayoral candidate sentenced to 20 years prison for securities fraud

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) is looking for a few good men and women to join the State Sheriff Division. Recruitment will open on the Department of ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Sheriff recruitment to open statewide

Honolulu, Hawaii – House and Senate budget conferees funded $28 million in Grant-in-Aid (GIA) for local organizations serving the public and working to improve the state of Hawaii.  The total ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: House and Senate agree to million for local organizations

HONOLULU – Today Governor David Ige, key members of the State House and Senate, Ray Soon, Chief of Staff to City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Lea Hong, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Agreement reached on future of Turtle Bay conservation lands

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige will hold a media availability in the Executive Office Chambers on Thursday, April 30 to discuss his experiences at the State Dinner for Prime Minister ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Ige to discuss trip to D.C. and legislative issues

MAKENA, MAUI —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed Makena State Park and ocean waters from Big Beach to La Perouse light house to swimmers, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR posts shark warning signs at Ahihi-Kinau NAR following fatal shark bite today

HONOLULU – Black Band disease was found at nearly half of the reef sites surveyed for the presence of the disease in near-shore waters on Kauai. These are the findings ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Progress made in fighting black band coral disease on Kauai

Honolulu, Hawaii — House and Senate conferees today agreed to authorize the Maui Regional System (MRS) of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) to enter into an agreement with a ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Legislators pave way for Maui Hospital to pursue public-private partnership

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that emergency roadwork on Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa will begin on Wednesday, April 29, to repair a section of ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Kamehameha highway shoreline emergency repairs in Ka’a’awa to begin tomorrow