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HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today signed on to a bipartisan letter signed by 42 attorneys generals urging the U.S. Senate to pass S. 2563, the Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings (ILLICIT CASH) Act. The letter was sent to Sen. Mike Crapo, Chairman, ...
Read More Attorney General News Release: 2020-70 Hawaii AG Urges Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies

(Honolulu) – A Kaneohe man and a Mililani man are the latest people to be arrested by Special Agents from the Dept. of the Attorney General Investigations Division for violating the state’s current mandatory traveler quarantine. 61-year-old Michael J. “Kilomana” Danner of Kaneohe was first arrested on June 18 by deputy sheriffs from the Dept. ...
Read More Name Correction-Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center, June 30, 2020

(Honolulu) – Balancing public safety, while providing a high level of protection for the aquatic environment are the overarching considerations being discussed by the Hawai‘i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and the Hawai‘i Dept. of Health, for the safe remediation of two WWII-era bombs off of Molokini Crater in Maui County, in state ocean ...
Read More DLNR News Release-State Continues Exploring Options for Removal of UXO at Molokini, June 29, 2020

(Honolulu) – The State of Hawai῾i, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), with the concurrence of the Counties of Hawai‘i, Maui, Kauai, and of the City and County of Honolulu, is lifting certain COVID-19 emergency restrictions imposed on larger commercial and recreational boating, and on ...
Read More DLNR News Release-COVID-19 Rules for Commercial and Recreational Boats Relaxed, June 29, 2020

(LĪHU‘E) — The annual plum harvest  begins Saturday, July 4 at Kōke‘e State Park on Kaua‘i. Permits to harvest will be available, as it has been in past years, starting on Independence Day at the park’s headquarters. Free harvest permits are available at the park’s headquarters must be completed there and then returned to the ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Plum Harvest To Begin At Kōke‘E State Park, June 29 2020

Department of Health: COVID-19 Case Count Reaches 900 With two (2) additional O‘ahu cases today, 27 on Sunday, and six (6) on Saturday, Hawai‘i has a total of 900 coronavirus cases since reporting began in late February. Both of the new cases today are associated with a known case and both adults are in isolation. ...
Read More Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, June 29, 2020

HONOLULU – In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9 percent compared to a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division. All passengers arriving from out-of-state and traveling interisland during May were required to abide by a ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for May 2020

HONOLULU – Yesterday, 1,633 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. The state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawaii from out of state. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air ...
Read More HTA News Release: Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air, June 29, 2020

HONOLULU – An annual exercise and training for oil spill response is scheduled on Wednesday, July 1 at Kalaeloa Barbers Point. A major part of the activities will include the use of a green-fluorescent tracer dye in the water to simulate an offshore oil release and the spraying of water to mimic a dispersant agent. ...
Read More DOH News Release: Oil spill dispersant exercise on July 1 to strengthen preparedness and response