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HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) reports one positive staff case. The employee last worked 7/19/21. The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) reports five inmate test results, one of which was positive and 4 were negative. HCCC also reports 14 negative staff test results. The ...
Read More PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

LIHUE – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the Kuhio Highway (Route 56) southbound contraflow between the Kapaa Temporary Bypass Road and Kapule Highway will resume operations on Tuesday, July 27. It was previously announced that the contraflow would not run for the week due to a mechanical issue with the contraflow truck. Typically, ...
Read More DOT News Release: KUHIO HIGHWAY CONTRAFLOW BETWEEN KAPAA TEMPORARY BYPASS AND KAPULE HIGHWAY WILL RESUME TUESDAY, JULY 27

HONOLULU – The adolescent years are an important time as youth transition to adulthood, making it critical to promote life-long physical, mental, social, and emotional health. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) recently launched a public awareness campaign to highlight TeenLink Hawaii, a youth empowerment, outreach, and education program that provides information and referral services ...
Read More DOH News Release: Department of Health highlights youth-focused empowerment resources with public awareness campaign

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Ailā, Jr. has issued a statement in response to Senator Kurt Fevella’s press conference on the perceived mismanagement of legislative funds by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). “The Hawaiian Homes Commission has followed the authorizations outlined in the Hawaiʻi State Legislature’s 1995 Act 14 ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Chair Ailā Statement on Perceived Mismanagement of Legislative Funds

(KAILUA-KONA) Temporary closure of the Kailua Pier begins on Wednesday, July 28, daily from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. During the closure, entering the pier will be prohibited. People violating the closure can be cited, fined, or arrested. In April, the DNLR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) requested community comment after receiving a ...
Read More DLNR News Release: KAILUA PIER TEMPORARY CLOSURE BEGINS NEXT WEEK

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System and the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to bring COVID-19 health and digital navigators and telehealth services to 15 libraries in underserved and rural areas statewide. The $3.7 million project ...
Read More DOH News Release: Department of Health to bring health/digital navigators and telehealth support services to underserved communities

HONOLULU — The annual Hawaii State Judiciary juror questionnaires will soon be mailed to individuals who have a Hawaii state driver’s license or are registered to vote in Hawaii.  Beginning August 2, approximately 235,000 juror questionnaires will be mailed to 85,000 residents on Oahu, 55,000 in Maui County, 70,000 on Hawaii island, and 25,000 on ...
Read More Hawaii State Judiciary News Release: 2022 Juror Questionnaires Being Mailed August 2

(Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has initiated emergency repairs to the Hoʻolehua Water System to address a significant leak discovered in its 200,000-gallon water tank. As part of the remediation, the tank will be removed from service and a temporary bypass will be installed to allow the water system to ...
Read More DHHL News Release: Emergency Water Conservation Notice for Hoʻolehua Water System Users

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Welfare Services (CWS) launched a new online portal this week that will modernize the resource caregiver licensing process from the traditional paper process to a simpler, more efficient, and user-friendly system for applicants. Furthermore, this new system will optimize the matching process by identifying the ...
Read More DHS News Release: DHS LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL TO MODERNIZE THE FOSTER CARE LICENSING AND APPLICATION PROCESS

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.  All projects are weather permitting.     — HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY (ROUTE 30) — 1) MAALAEA Single lane closure on Honoapiilani Highway (Route 30) in both directions between mile markers 4.8 and 6.9, Kuihelani Highway and Maalaea Boat Harbor Road, on Monday, July 26 through ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: MAUI LANE CLOSURES