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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is notifying the public it will be installing a new light pole at the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Kamakee Street this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The original pole was destroyed in the tragic incident earlier this week that killed three pedestrians and injured five others. ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Memorial to be moved to make repairs to pedestrian island

HONOLULU – Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent $17.82 billion1 in 2018, an increase of 6.8 percent compared to 2017, according to preliminary year-end statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Spending by visitors generated $2.08 billion in state tax revenue in 2018, an increase of $133.1 million (+6.8%) from 2017. Additionally, 217,000 jobs2 statewide were ...
Read More News Release HTA: Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for 2018

The regularly scheduled nighttime work for the Pali Highway Resurfacing project will be canceled on Sunday night, Feb. 3, and will resume Monday night, Feb. 4. OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEB. 1 – FEB. 3   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has designated Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as acting chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture. The designation comes after Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019. Albano was the governor’s nominee for Board of Agriculture chairperson. Under HRS 26-33, Shimabukuro-Geiser will serve in this position for up to 60 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor designates Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser as acting Board of Agriculture chair

HONOLULU — The monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone).  ...
Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test, Friday, February 1, 2019

Link to photos here Link to video here Link to signed agreement here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and state leaders launched the first-ever Hawai‘i Early Childhood State Plan 2019-2024 with the signing of an agreement between state government leaders to work together to implement the plan. The comprehensive, widely accepted plan aims to guide ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – State launches collaborative plan for early childhood education

WHAT:                      News Conference — Governor Ige and state leaders will sign the new Hawai‘i Early Childhood State Plan 2019-2024, “Our Keiki, Our Future.” The plan will help coordinate efforts by the state, counties and community by setting shared priorities that aim to improve the lives of Hawai‘i’s keiki and their families. WHEN:                     Wednesday, January ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — News Conference — Signing of new Hawaii Early Childhood State Plan

(Lihue) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will open a special feral goat hunting opportunity in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park. The area open to hunting will be called Nualolo Kai. Applications are now available at DOFAW office at 3060 Eiwa St., Rm. 306, Lihue, HI 96766. Deadline to submit applications will ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Goat Hunting Opportunity in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, Jan. 29, 2019

(Honolulu) – The presence of a sperm whale carcass on a remote West O‘ahu beach is giving a variety of science and cultural researchers the chance not only to try and determine what killed it, but to also expand on our understanding of this species’ behavior, what they eat, how marine debris may or may ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Sperm Whale Carcass Providing Valuable Scientific & Cultural Information, Jan. 29, 2019

Link to photos here Link to Facebook live stream here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige issued a proclamation calling for a special election for the District IV seat on the Honolulu City Council. The seat represents communities from Hawai‘i Kai to Waikīkī and Ala Moana Beach Park. The State Supreme Court invalidated the results of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige signs proclamation calling for a special election for District IV, Honolulu City Council