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HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics jointly released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, total spending for visitors arriving in June 2021 was $1.44 billion...
Read More DBEDT News Release: TOTAL VISITOR SPENDING AND ARRIVALS IN JUNE 2021 REMAINED BELOW PRE-PANDEMIC JUNE 2019 RESULTS . There is no comparative visitor spending data available for the month of June 2020. Compared to June 2019, visitor spending decreased ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: TOTAL VISITOR SPENDING AND ARRIVALS IN JUNE 2021 REMAINED BELOW PRE-PANDEMIC JUNE 2019 RESULTS

HONOLULU — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for the Hawaii Islands effective on 7/28/21 at 20:46 HST. An earthquake occurred at 8:16 PM HST on Wednesday, 7/28/21, on the Alaska Peninsula with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter Scale. Based on all available data from the Pacific Tsunami ...
Read More HI-EMA News Release: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII ISLANDS

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that the Airport offramp (Exit 16) will be closed from the eastbound H-1 Freeway from 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, Aug. 2, 2021, through 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021, for overhead sign repairs. Motorists wanting to access Honolulu Airport and Aolele ...
Read More DOT News Release: OVERNIGHT FULL CLOSURE SCHEDULED ON THE EASTBOUND AIRPORT OFFRAMP (EXIT 16) ON AUG. 2

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division notifies Oahu residents of repair work scheduled at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in the area of Runway 4R-22L, on Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6. During working hours, the public may experience an increase in arrival air traffic over the Ewa plains. ...
Read More DOT News Release: HNL AIRFIELD REPAIRS SCHEDULED ON AUG. 2 THROUGH AUG. 6

(Waimānalo, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, through its contractor Island Construction & Demolition LCC & Allied Security Fence, will conduct site improvements to the Waiokeola Stream and Drainage Channel in the area of Waimānalo, Oʻahu. The contractors will restore the drainage channel to its original design to allow water to flow freely ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Waiokeola Stream and Drainage Channel Improvements

(HONOLULU) – First and foremost, Debbie Herrera the Volunteer and Education Coordinator for Malama na Honu, believes we need to shift the narrative. “The vast majority of people who come to Laniakea, on O‘ahu’s north shore, pay attention to the signs put up by volunteers from the group. We’re trying to focus on people behaving ...
Read More DLNR News Release: PROTECTING THE TURTLES OF LANIAKEA IS A COMBINATION OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) reports three new positive staff case. The Department of Health is conducting contact tracing.   The latest testing updates received for other facilities are as follows: Oahu Community Correctional Center – 57 negative inmate test results Halawa Correctional Facility ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) released updated COVID-19 Guidance for Schools that includes four core essential strategies and additional mitigation practices to facilitate the return to in-person learning in the 2021-2022 school year.   “This update comes at a time when we are emphasizing the return to in-person learning for K-12 schools,” ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Recommends Layered Approach to Return to In-Person Learning

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 June 2021 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 DCCA NEWS RELEASE: DCCA DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (THROUGH JUNE 2021)

HONOLULU – As a result of the impact of severe weather events and forecasted impacts of climate change on the roads and bridges that connect our communities, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division is releasing its Climate Adaptation Action Plan, exposure assessments, and hazard viewer. “We are planning and preparing our infrastructure for ...
Read More DOT News Release: HAWAII HIGHWAYS CLIMATE ADAPTATION ACTION PLAN AND HAZARD TOOL AVAILABLE ONLINE