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Grow your network and strengthen your ties–get on the map today! (Honolulu)–Are you someone who cares about our land and water? The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) wants to hear from you. Be part of the first intensive effort in Hawaiʻi to take stock of the diverse community of groups that care of our ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project Launch, Jan. 15, 2019

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, dba Big Island Grown Dispensaries after the Hawai‘i Island dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility. Big Island Grown Dispensaries is the seventh licensed medical cannabis dispensary ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH approves first medical cannabis dispensary on Hawaii Island to being retail sales

HANALEI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the closure of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) to all traffic between the Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. This closure is needed to ensure safety during the installation of slope stabilization measures. On Jan. 17 crews will fly ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Kuhio Highway (Route 560) between Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints closed to all traffic from 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM, Thursday, Jan. 17

Link to photos and resumes here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay announced the following appointments on Monday, Jan. 14: Lynn A.S. Araki-Regan is appointed by Gov. David Ige as first deputy, Department of Transportation Administration. She was previously employed with the County of Maui, serving as the economic ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige announces Department of Transportation appointments

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division has released its annual sample premium comparison guides for motor vehicle, homeowners, condominium, and renters insurance. The compilations of sample base premiums can be used as a general reference to compare rates and identify other insurance companies. The guides help consumers research and explore ...
Read More RELEASE: SHOP AND COMPARE INSURANCE OPTIONS

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that a daytime right lane closure will be added to the Friday roadwork schedule on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction on the Waimalu Viaduct beginning Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for the H-1 Freeway shoulder work and ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Single right lane closure for the H-1 Freeway eastbound shoulder widening work added beginning Jan. 18

(Na‘alehu) – It took a few months to celebrate the milestone, but last night staff and dozens of volunteers for the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) marked reaching 250-tons of marine debris collection just off Hawai‘i island.  The group also received a DLNR & You Citizen Conservationists Award in recognition of their efforts. Starting beach clean-ups ...
Read More DLNR News Release-250 Tons of Marine Debris and Counting on Hawai’i Island, Jan. 13, 2018

(Honolulu) – More than 500 Aholehole confiscated from a pair of fishermen eight days ago did not go to waste.  Many people inquired on social media about the fate of the fish. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) photographed them for evidence and then turned them over to the Division of Aquatic ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Fish Seized in Lay Net Bust Provide Valuable Scientific Information, Jan. 11, 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that the Punchbowl Street onramp tunnel and the School Street onramp will be closed next week on Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2019 through Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., for shoulder and guardrail improvement work. See below for schedule ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Punchbowl Street and School Street onramp closures to westbound H-1 Freeway for guardrail improvements start Sunday night, Jan. 13