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KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the travelling public that the County of Maui Christmas parade from the County Building to Market Street will temporarily close parts of state routes, High Street (Route 30) and Main Street (Route 32). The closures for the parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Maui Christmas Parade to temporarily close parts of High Street, Main Street on First Friday

View the release online here. The Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today approved the Department’s proposal to provide extra compensation for classroom teachers in three high-need areas: special education, hard-to-staff geographical locations, and Hawaiian language immersion programs. The Board voted 7-2 in favor of implementing the pay differentials, which are scheduled to take effect Jan. ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Board approves HIDOE proposal to incentivize critical teacher shortage areas

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the traveling public of special events permitted on state roadways through the month of December. Events during the Holiday season include the Honolulu Marathon and Jingle Rock Run as well as Christmas parades in Wahiawa, Kaneohe, Haleiwa, Waimanalo, Waipahu and Ewa Beach. Event details, traffic changes ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Special events scheduled on Oahu state roadways through the month of December

I join in solidarity with the people of Hawai‘i as we express our heartbreak over this tragedy and concern for those affected by the shooting. Details are still emerging as security forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam investigate. The White House has reached out to offer assistance from federal agencies, and the state is ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Statement by Gov. David Ige on Pearl Harbor shooting

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has appointed Craig Hirai as the director of the Department of Budget and Finance, effective Dec. 16, 2019. Hirai has served as executive director of the Hawai‘i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC), State of Hawai‘i since 2013. He is also the sole member of Craig K. Hirai, CPA, LLC. ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Gov. Ige selects HHFDC director to head Budget & Finance Department

B-roll and photos available here. HONOLULU – Lt. Col. Horace Meek Hickam Elementary dedicated a new facility today dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a ceremony with excited students, parents and staff.  The new two-story building houses a media center, makerspaces, student support services and the administration office, and is designed to give students state-of-the-art learning resources and space to accomplish ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Hickam Elementary dedicates new Media Center and Makerspace facilities to boost STEM achievement

HONOLULU – Attorney General Clare E. Connors today announced she has joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general fighting to ensure women across the nation are able to maintain access to safe, legal abortions. In an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court — in support of the petitioners in the case June ...
Read More Attorney General 2019-85 Hawaii AG Fights To Ensure Women Access to Reproductive Health Services

(Kīhei, Maui) – No one was hurt this morning, when a 10-12-foot-long Tiger shark deflated an inflatable stand-up paddle board about 200 yards off shore from 1681 Halama Street. Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) were notified at around 10:15 this morning and have instituted standard shark protocols, which means ...
Read More DLNR Updated News Release-Aggressive Shark Prompts Warnings on Maui, Dec. 3, 2019

B-roll and video available here. View the release online here. Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentives The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced a new initiative to tackle Hawai‘i’s teacher shortage by providing incentives for educators teaching in critical areas. The first phase of this effort is a proposal ...
Read More HIDOE Release: Hawai‘i DOE introduces proposal to tackle teacher shortage through pay incentives

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of scheduled night closures of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) on the north shore of Kauai Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19. On these nights, there will be a full closure of the highway to and from Wainiha and Haena starting at 7:30 p.m. ...
Read More DOT News Release: Nightly full closures of Kuhio Highway for bridge work on the north shore scheduled starting Dec. 16