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HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), will hold public hearings on proposed amendments to revise thrill craft zones and restrictions within Keehi Lagoon, Oahu. The proposed amendment to Title 13, Chapter 256, Section 93 and repeal of Title 13, Chapter 256, Sections 94 – 97, Hawaii Administrative Rules would relocate a ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: PUBLIC HEARINGS SET ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THRILL CRAFT ZONES IN KEEHI LAGOON

Honolulu, Hawaii – State Representative Matthew LoPresti (District 41 – Ewa, Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe) was pleased to learn today that James Campbell High School will receive eight portables with built in air conditioning amounting to 15 classrooms for their campus to address heat and capacity issues. “I am pleased that ...
Read More HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: LoPresti Praises DOE Plan for Air Conditioned Portables at Campbell High School

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists the Pali Highway will be closed in the Honolulu-bound direction Thursday, Aug. 13 from 8:15 pm – 4:00 am. Kailua-bound traffic will not be impacted. HDOT crews will be performing maintenance in the tunnel, which includes restriping lane lines, installing new reflective markers and tunnel ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Pali Highway Honolulu-bound to close overnight

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists the H-3 Freeway will be closed in the Kaneohe-bound direction Wednesday, Aug. 19. Special duty police officers will block all on-ramps to the H-3 from 4:00 am – 3:00 pm. Halawa-bound traffic will remain open. People seeking access to Windward Oahu can use the Likelike ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: H-3 freeway Kaneohe-bound to close Aug.19

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Energy Office has selected California-based GreenBiz Group to bring its annual VERGE event series to Hawaii. Long regarded as ground-zero for next-generation energy issues, the island state will serve as host in 2016 and 2017 as the best minds in energy identify and advance next-generation practices for sustainable energy solutions ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: State energy office taps GreenBiz group to bring cutting-edge VERGE series to Hawaii

Fast Enterprises Selected as Vendor HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation is pleased to announce the kick-off of its Tax System Modernization (TSM) project.  The TSM project will bring a modern, integrated, commercial off-the-shelf software solution for revenue collection to the State of Hawaii. Once implemented, TSM will: (1) process returns and refunds in a ...
Read More DoTAX NEWS RELEASE: Tax Department Kicks Off System Modernization Project

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners on the favorable change in Tropical Storm Hilda’s intensity and track this morning. As of the 5 a.m. NWS advisory, Hawaii County remains in a Tropical Storm Watch, Flash Flood Watch, ...
Read More SCD NEWS RELEASE: Statewide Tropical storm Hilda coordination remains flexible, scalable

Grants authority to make adjustments to the wages, hours, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment for elected and appointed officials, and employees in the Executive Branch who are excluded from collective bargaining coverage.

HONOLULU – The Division of Consumer Advocacy (Consumer Advocate) of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs today filed its Direct Testimony recommending that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reject the $4.3 billion NextEra Energy, Inc. – HECO Companies merger as proposed. Consumer Advocate Jeffrey Ono believes that the current proposal is not in ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Consumer Advocate Recommends Rejecting NextEra-HECO Merger

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Scott Morishige will join the administration on August 24th as the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness. Morishige will serve as the state’s point person for homelessness, which includes leading the Hawai‘i Interagency Council on Homelessness (HICH), staffing the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness, and working closely with Director ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor David Ige announces new state homeless coordinator