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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health’s (DOH) annual Stop Flu at School program begins today and will continue in more than 300 public, private, and charter schools statewide through Nov. 25, 2015. This is the ninth year for the voluntary program, which administers free flu vaccinations to Hawaii students, kindergarten through eighth grade, enrolled ...
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(Hanalei, Kauai) – Kauai taro farmer Rodney Haraguchi can’t wait until the Hanalei Stream Bank Restoration Project is finished in the next two months.  For almost 20 years, he and nine other farmers who have loi on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge have experienced diminished water flows from the Hanalei ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hanalei Stream Bank restoration project nears completion

HONOLULU —   The ‘Aiea Loop Trail in Keaiwa Heiau State Recreational Area was reopened today, following a landslide that had caused the trail to be closed on September 29. A DLNR State Parks crew from Napali Coast State Wilderness Park was brought over due to their experience and ability to work safely on a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Aiea Loop Trail reopens following repairs

(HONOLULU) – Governor Ige’s office today announced that Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) improved the outlook on its rating of State of Hawaii general obligation (G.O.) bonds from stable to positive. The positive change and rating assignment of Aa2 to an upcoming estimated $750 million bond sale recognizes the restoration of state reserves and proactive measures ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: State’s Bond Outlook improves rating, paving way for Ige administration’s first General Obligation Bond sale

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has issued a Notice of Violation Permit Suspension and Order (NVPSO) to Paalaa Kai Bakery located at 66-945 Kaukonahua Road in Waialua. The bakery was cited for allegedly selling food after it was issued a red “closed” placard. A penalty fine of $22,000 has ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health cites Paalaa Kai Bakery for operating after issuance of red “closed” placard

  State Business Action Center and Hawaii County Partner to Bring Services to West Hawaii Businesses HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Business Action Center (BAC) is partnering with Hawaii County’s Department of Research & Development to bring its business registration services to Kona. Hawaii County will host BAC Days ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Business Action Center and Hawaii County partner to bring services to West Hawaii Businesses

HONOLULU – Patients and caregivers who grow their own medical marijuana should be aware of the Hawaii State Department of Health’s new rules governing medical marijuana to avoid getting in trouble with law enforcement officials, according to Scottina “Scotty” Malia Ruis, medical marijuana registry coordinator with the Hawaii State Department of Health. Prior to the ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii State Department of Health reminds patients about new rules in medical marijuana registry program

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that a grand jury has charged David Sisombath with six counts of promoting child abuse in the second degree and one count of promoting child abuse in the third degree. The allegations against Mr. Sisombath are that he disseminated child pornography over a peer to peer file ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: David Sisombath charged with promoting child abuse for possessing and disseminating child pornography

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly known as State Civil Defense, together with the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management will conduct siren testing between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the following locations: Wednesday, October 14 Kalae Oio Beach Park, Kaaawa Sunset Beach Elementary School, Haleiwa ...
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Seventy Five 4th graders from two Kauai schools will once again participate in the E Ho’opomaika la Na Manu ‘A’o organized by the Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project in cooperation with the Save our Shearwaters program.  This is an opportunity for keiki to learn about seabirds and their connection to Hawaiian culture.  Please note that ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Annual release of ‘A’o on Kauai