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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) makes a step forward in electrification of its light duty fleet with the arrival of the first electric vehicles (EVs) procured through the State’s EV as a service contract. The EV as a service contract allows HDOT and other interested state and county agencies to procure EVs ...
Read More DOT News Release: FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLES PICKED UP THROUGH THE STATEWIDE, MULTI-AGENCY SERVICE CONTRACT ARRIVE

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general led by Attorneys General Karl A. Racine (D-DC) and Derek Schmidt (R-KS) today urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, which would provide state and local governments and law enforcement agencies with the tools and resources ...
Read More AG News Release: Hawaii Attorney General Joins a Bipartisan Coalition of 35 Attorneys General Calling on Congress to Pass the Jabara-Heyer No Hate Act

(Waimānalo) – At least three large Tiger sharks have been spotted feeding on the decomposing carcass of a Hawaiian Humpback whale, just off-shore from Waimānalo Bay Beach Park. Shark warning signs are up, and lifeguards and law enforcement officials have been warning people to stay out of the water. The whale carcass was spotted by ...
Read More DLNR News Release: WAIMĀNALO BEACH USERS CAUTIONED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 64 New COVID-19 Cases Reported. DOH reports 64 new cases of coronavirus today. This report includes cases up until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control Division website daily: hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST April 13, 2021

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review data involving six cases in which individuals who received the Johnson &Johnson vaccine developed blood clots. “We’re are ...
Read More DOH News Release: Hawai‘i pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Saturday, April 17, 2021 travelers from Taiwan and Southern California’s Ontario International Airport may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. In all cases, the test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Hawaiʻi expands pre-travel testing program to Taiwan

STATEMENT: I fully support any action to suspend pay raises for myself, my cabinet, judges, and legislators that were set to go into effect on July 1. I informed my cabinet months ago that I would not be taking the salary increase recommended by the Commission on Salaries, and I asked my cabinet to do ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige supports action to suspend salary increases

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Kauai residents of smoke testing planned for April 15 on the water tunnel exposed by the March 11 landslide on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) near the intersection of Hanalei Plantation Road.  To locate the entrance(s) to the tunnel, large quantities of smoke will be blown into ...
Read More DOT News Release: SMOKE TESTING FOR HANALEI HILL LANDSLIDE PROJECT SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 15

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is offering free public COVID-19 rapid testing in Pālolo Valley at Jarrett Middle School this coming Friday, April 16 and Sunday, April 18. This community COVID-19 testing will take place Friday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and resume on Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to ...
Read More Department of Health to provide free COVID-19 community testing at Jarrett Middle School April 16 & 18

HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a multistate coalition of 19 attorneys general, led by California, Delaware, Maryland, and Minnesota, in an amicus brief pushing back on Tyson Foods’ efforts to circumvent state court review of its handling of a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its pork-processing facilities in Waterloo, Iowa. The outbreak at the facility ...
Read More Hawaii Attorney General Joins Coalition of 19 Attorneys General in Pushing Back Tyson Foods’ Attempt to Sidestep State Court Review of Waterloo Facility COVID-19 Outbreak