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Kids to Parks Day

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the season for taking ula and ula papapa (spiny and slipper lobsters) and Kona crabs in state waters is closed this month through the end of August. Hawaii Administrative Rules prohibit the taking, killing, sale or offering for sale, or possession ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Reminder: Lobster and Kona crab season closure now in effect

HONOLULU— The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that the moi fishing season is closed beginning Monday, June 1, 2015. State regulations make it unlawful for any person to take, possess, or sell any moi during June, July, and August. “Moi is one of Hawaii’s most significant fish species, from a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Closed season for moi begins June 1

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, national and state flags shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2015 until sundown, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. Flags will be lowered to honor the men and women who have dedicated their lives to maintaining ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day and Police Week 2015

HONOLULU – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found the Hawai’i Health Connector (HHC) to be non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier this year.  The non-compliance included unresolved IT issues, a non-integrated eligibility enrollment system and lack of financial sustainability. CMS contacted the state administration about these issues.  Since February 2015, ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Ige administration actively addressing Hawai‘i Health Connector non-compliance

Honolulu – When the 55-foot sailing vessel Doubloon broke apart off Mission Beach in Laie, it left a 1/2 mile long path of debris.  Today staff from the DLNR Land Division and Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) used trash cans, rakes, an ATV and sheer manpower to remove several truckloads of wood, plastic ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Mission beach partially cleared of debris from destroyed sailing vessel

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Ewa residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic over the area due to airfield maintenance work at the Honolulu International Airport. Runway 4R-22L will be closed for airfield maintenance work on Thursday, May 14, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. During this time, flight patterns will ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu International Airport to close runway for maintenance

What:     Proclamation ceremony for University of Hawai’i athletes, coaches Where:  Ceremonial Room, Governor’s office When:   Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Governor David Ige will welcome more than 50 student athletes and coaches from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in a special proclamation ceremony this evening at 5:30 in the Governor’s ceremonial room ...
Read More Media Advisory: Governor Ige to honor UH athletes, coaches in special ceremony

Women’s Lung Health Week

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Proclamations

HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., will join the department as the new Med-QUEST Division (MQD) Administrator.  Dr. Mohr Peterson is a nationally-recognized leader in Medicaid, health care transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation. Dr. Mohr Peterson begins work on July 1, 2015 and ...
Read More Oregon Medicaid chief selected as new Hawaii Med-QUEST division administrator