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(Wailuku, Maui) – The demand for playing time for local softball and baseball teams just got a little easier with the opening of the first phase of the Central Maui Regional Sports Complex. Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, and DLNR Deputy Director of Water Commission Jeffrey Pearson were among community leaders who ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Sports enthusiasts celebrate opening of new Central Maui complex

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division reminds travelers to be prepared before heading to the airport for Spring Break travel. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is anticipating more than 65.1 million travelers nationwide over the Spring Break travel season which began in March. While the TSA is prepared to effectively screen ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Airport travelers remind to allow extra time to make your flight during the spring break season

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, the national and state flags have been flown at half-staff since March 7 as a mark of respect for the memory of Nancy Reagan. Services and interment for the former first lady will be conducted today, and flags should return to full-staff tonight at ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Flags should return to full-staff tonight at sunset  

Governor George Ariyoshi Day

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – Three Deputy Sheriffs were promoted to Sergeant today at an official promotion and pinning ceremony at the Public Safety Director’s office in Honolulu. The three new Sergeants are Darryl Ng, Kyle Fujisue and Glenn Park.  They were officially presented with their new badges and a certificate of promotion by Director Nolan Espinda, Deputy ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Department of Public Safety sheriff division promotes new sergeants in official pinning ceremony

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) announced today that Governor David Ige has signed new Wastewater System rules that would ban new cesspools statewide. Hawaii has been the only state in the country that allows new cesspools. New cesspools are currently allowed on most of Hawaii Island and parts of Maui and ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii bans new cesspools and offers upgrade tax credit

HONOLULU – The catch of the 71 ft. longline fishing vessel Lady Ann Margret was seized early Monday morning March 7 at Pier 38 in Honolulu harbor, in a joint enforcement action conducted by NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), aided by Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).  ...
Read More DLNR and NOAA OLE NEWS RELEASE: Longline fishing vessel catch seized for expired federal permits

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that Susan Escobar (Escobar) and her daughter, Yolanda Cristina Escobar Hiro (Hiro), pled guilty yesterday to Theft in the Second Degree for committing Medicaid fraud. The defendants were sentenced by Judge Glenn Hara in the Third Circuit Court. Escobar, the former office manager of Mastercare, a home health ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Mother and daughter sentenced for defrauding state medicaid program