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What: Series of five Zoom Webinars about achieving racial equity in Hawaii. The kick-off event is Black Lives Matter and the Hawaii Experience. When:    Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 from noon to 1:15 p.m. Who: Opening remarks by Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and introduction of speakers by First Circuit District Family Judge Rebecca Copeland. ...
Read More Hawaii State Judiciary News Release: Confronting Racial Injustice: Black Lives Matter and the Hawaii Experience

HONOLULU – The Hawai`i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Market Development Branch is now accepting grant proposals under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) for fiscal year 2021. This block grant program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is administered through HDOA and aims to strengthen markets and expand economic opportunities for local and ...
Read More DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE: Agricultural Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Accepting Applications

(HONOLULU) – Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Crabtree ruled today that all commercial aquarium fishing is completely banned in the State of Hawaiʻi, unless and until the aquarium fishing industry has completed the Chapter 343 environmental review process. The ruling was made in response to a request by aquarium fishing opponents. Anyone who takes marine life ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: COMMERCIAL FISHERS NOTIFIED THAT ALL AQUARIUM COLLECTIONS ARE INVALID

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 114 COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths Reported Today DOH reports 144 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 website at noon each day at hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard. Hawai‘i ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Jan. 12, 2021

(Waimānalo, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands (DHHL), through its contractor Allied Security Fencing, is scheduled to complete two small-scale fencing projects in Waimānalo, Oʻahu over the next several weeks. A six-foot-tall, 600-foot long fence will be erected within the Kakaina Subdivision, where homes are currently being constructed on awarded vacant lots. The ...
Read More DHHL NEWS RELEASE: Fencing Projects Scheduled in Waimānalo

Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 172 COVID-19 Cases Reported Today DOH reports 172 new cases and no additional deaths due to coronavirus today. This report includes cases up until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at noon each day at ...
Read More HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Jan. 11, 2021

SWOT Analysis and Action Plan Identify Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Growth HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has released its Hawaii Defense Economy (HDE) Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) Analysis Report and Action Plan, which identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to Hawai‘i’s defense sector, as well as ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: NEW DBEDT REPORT PROVIDES ECONOMIC INSIGHT & OUTLOOK FOR HAWAII’S DEFENSE SECTOR

Photos & Videos on Social Media Demonstrate Annual Disrespect  (HONOLULU) – The illegal burning of Christmas trees at Ahu O Laka (Kāne’ohe Bay sandbar) is not only a violation of State of Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR), this year, it was exacerbated by non-compliance with COVID-19 mandates. Photos on social media sites show large numbers of ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: CHRISTMAS TREE BONFIRES AT AHU O LAKA ARE ILLEGAL & BAD FOR THE ‘AINA

Aloha Energy Stakeholders, Please tune into the Hawaii State Energy Office-Hawaii Energy Policy Forum Legislative Energy Briefing 2021 on Jan. 15 from 2 to 4 PM to learn more about Hawaii’s clean energy transformation as our House and Senate members consider legislation to support economic recovery. The agenda includes a wide range of speakers who ...
Read More HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: 2021 Legislative Energy Briefing Register Today!

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States of America, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – FLAG ORDER – Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of U.S. Capitol police officers