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PUBLIC FORUM ON INVASIVE SPECIES & BIOSECURITY IN HAWAII New Tools & Opportunities For Public Participation (Honolulu) – As an island state, Hawai‘i is uniquely impacted by the threat of invasive species. Our endemic species and distinctive ecosystems evolved over millions of years in isolation from the rest of the world’s biota, creating a delicate ...
Read More DLNR/HDOA Joint News Release-Learn About Invasive Species and Hawai’i’s Biosecurity Plan, March 15, 2019

Link to resumes and photos here. HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Randall Tanaka to serve as deputy director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and Mary Alice Evans to lead the state’s Office of Planning. Tanaka served as president and executive director of the 2016 World Conservation Congress that ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige appoints APEC, World Conservation Congress executive as DBEDT deputy director

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces planned closures in two locations on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) for the Kuhio Highway Emergency Repairs project. All work is weather permitting. First responders have been notified and have planned staging and procedures in the event of an emergency requiring them to access the work zones. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Kuhio Highway (Route 560) emergency work for March 2019

HONOLULU – Eric Yiu, a lieutenant with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) pled guilty today to three (3) counts of filing false and fraudulent tax returns for tax years 2013, 2014, and 2016. Yiu was charged on October 8, 2018 in Circuit Court with violating six (6) counts of filing false and fraudulent tax returns ...
Read More DOTAX PRESS RELEASE: Honolulu Police Lieutenant Pled Guilty to Tax Violations

HONOLULU – All eyes were on Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning recording artist Josh Tatofi tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as he brought his upbeat sounds of the Hawaiian Islands to L.A. Clippers and Boston Celtics fans during a special halftime show. Tatofi performed his new single titled “Melia” released today as part ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaiian Music Takes Center Court at L.A. Clippers Hawaii Night

HONOLULU – A five-foot-long boa constrictor was turned in to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) on Saturday, March 9th.  A Kunia farmworker said he saw the snake near bushes along Kunia Road on Friday afternoon and he and his nephew captured it and held it overnight in a trash can. The next morning, he ...
Read More HDOA NEWS RELEASE: Snake found in Kunia

Online community presentation also being held April 18, 2019 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will hold 14 community meetings across the state to get public feedback on the concept of a road usage charge (RUC) to fund upkeep of roadways and bridges. Community meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates and ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Community meetings scheduled for input on potential road usage charge for Hawaii

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 9 – MARCH 15   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —   1) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of February 2019 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DCCA DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (Through February 2019)