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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 ...
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  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 ...
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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

(HONOLULU) – As a follow up to Friday’s court decision invalidating the emergency rule prohibiting overnight presence along the upper Mauna Kea road corridor, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds people that camping in forest reserves and public hunting areas without a permit remains illegal under Hawaii Administrative Rules. Additional rules pertaining ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Camping on Mauna Kea continues to be prohibited

HONOLULU – Today the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit, State of Hawaii, granted a partial motion for summary judgment that has the effect of invalidating the Mauna Kea emergency rule. Attorney General Chin and Chair Case released the following statement in response: “The State acknowledges the Court’s decision and will abide by it. We ...
Read More AD NEWS RELEASE: Attorney General Doug Chin and Board of Land and Natural Resources Chair Suzanne Case release statement regarding today’s circuit court ruling invalidating the Mauna Kea emergency rule

HONOLULU – Scott Morishige, Governor David Ige’s coordinator on homelessness, announced today that a total of 48 people who had been living in Kaka‘ako (including eight families, three couples and five singles) have moved into shelter in the past week. Individuals and families were primarily placed at the Institute for Human Services, Next Step Shelter ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor’s coordinator on homelessness announces progress in helping individuals and families find shelter

 HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety (PSD) today welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu. 18 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT) and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state. BCT is a 9-week training that ...
Read More DPS NEWS RELEASE: 2015 graduation ceremony held for new class of adult correctional officers