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LĪHUʻE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Kauai residents of modified Saturday contraflow hours on Kūhiō Highway from Kapule Highway to the Temporary Kapaʻa Bypass beginning April 30. The new Saturday schedule will begin an hour earlier, shifting from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The change in ...
Read More DOT News Release: NEW SATURDAY CONTRAFLOW SCHEDULE FOR KŪHIŌ HIGHWAY STARTS THIS WEEK, APRIL 30

KAPOLEI, Hawai‘i – The State of Hawaii Office of Homeland Security (OHS) was honored to host more than 75 individuals at Tuesday’s Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Workshop, held in Kapolei. Key leaders from federal law enforcement, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Board of Water Supply, the Hawai‘i State Fusion Center (HSFC), Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA), ...
Read More DOD News Release: Hawai‘i Office of Homeland Security Hosts Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Workshop

(HONOLULU) — Derelict and discarded fishing nets and other marine debris are hazardous to marine life and have entangled, and in some cases killed, many of marine endangered species in Hawai‘i such as whales, monk seals and sea turtles. Non-profit organizations, 4ocean and Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, remind residents and visitors to report washed up marine ...
Read More DLNR News Release: REMINDER TO REPORT WASHED UP MARINE DEBRIS

HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) total spending by visitors who came to the islands in March 2022 was $1.53 billion, which was higher compared to the $1.49 billion (+2.5%) reported for March 2019. Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic and Hawai‘i’s quarantine ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: VISITOR INDUSTRY CONTINUED TO RECOVER IN MARCH 2022

HONOLULU – The Judiciary is pleased to announce that all civil Family Court cases, including divorce matters, were successfully  integrated into the Judiciary Information Management System. The completion of this final phase of case migration means that now attorneys can electronically file case documents in all case types, and the public can view and download ...
Read More HSJ News Release: All State Court Public Cases Now Available For E-filing

(Honolulu) – Winners of the 2022-2023 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest were announced this week by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). DOFAW would like to thank all the wildlife artists that submitted entries for this year’s contest. A committee reviewed all submissions, and two winners were chosen: Game Bird ...
Read More DLNR News Release: 2022-2023 HAWAI‘I HUNTING STAMP CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

(Nānākuli, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation and their contactor GP Roadway Solutions, will begin installing the first phase of traffic calming measures in Nānākuli Valley from Monday, May 2, 2022, through Friday, May 13, 2022, weather permitting. The project to address excessive speeding ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Traffic Calming Measures for Nānākuli Valley Scheduled

(Kīlauea, Kaua‘i) – Seabirds nesting on three-acre Moku‘ae‘ae Island, just off Kīlauea Point, have one of the best views of natural and manmade features in Hawai‘i. The iconic Kīlauea Point Lighthouse is in full-view atop the rugged cliffs, often inhabited by thousands of seabirds. Last week workers from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife ...
Read More DLNR News Release: ATTRACTING ENDANGERED SEABIRDS TO A TINY ISLAND

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced the settlement of all class claims in Kalima, et al. v. State of Hawaiʻi, et al. Under the settlement, which must be approved by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, the state will pay the plaintiff class $328 million in exchange for a full, global release of all claims, including damages, ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: State to settle 23-year Hawaiian Home Lands case for 8 million

(Honolulu) – Who takes care of the landscapes and seascapes across Hawaiʻi? Where do stewardship projects overlap, and where are there gaps? To address these questions, the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, a DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) program announces the launch of the online interactive Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP). ...
Read More DLNR News Release: NEW DASHBOARD PUTS ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS ON THE MAP