Press Releases

State’s Lowest Rate Since April 2008 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 3.7 percent, down from 4.0 percent in June. The last time the seasonally adjust unemployment rate was at or below 3.7 percent was in April 2008 ...
Read More DLIR NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7 Percent In July

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Real Estate Commission (REC) will convene its standing committee meetings at the West Hawaii Civic Center’s Community Meeting Hale, Bldg. G, on Friday, Sept. 4. The Laws and Rules Review Committee meeting will convene at 9:30 a.m., and will be followed by the Condominium Review Committee meeting, and the Education Review ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Real Estate Commission to Hold Standing Committee Meetings and Opportunities for Educational Assistance on the Big Island

HONOLULU – First Lady Dawn Ige, together with Dr. Virginia Pressler, Director of Health, and Dr. Sarah Park, State Epidemiologist, today recognized public and private organizations for their contribution in reaching the milestone achievement of more than 500,000 flu vaccinations administered through the Stop Flu at School program since its inception in 2007. This recognition ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: First Lady Dawn Ige Kicks Off Annual Stop Flu at School Program and Recognizes Public and Private Partners

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) is currently in the renewal process of Oceanic Time Warner Cable LLC’s (Oceanic) Kauai County cable television franchise.  As part of this renewal process, DCCA is holding two community meetings to gain feedback and comments from the community on how they ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State to Hold Community Meetings for the Renewal of Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s Kauai Cable Television Franchise

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and NaturalResources (DLNR) is pleased that the federal government has incorporated state input into new rules aimed at further protection for the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal, by focusing protection on areas most important forforaging, pupping and resting. “Hawaii has a responsibility to protect our natural and cultural heritage, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: New Hawaiian Monk Seal Critical Habitat Rule Supports State Role In Protecting Endangered Native Species

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR PROVIDING OVER A HALF-MILLION FLU VACCINES TO HAWAII’S KEIKI SINCE THE PROGRAM BEGAN WHAT: Hawaii State Department of Health launches the 9th annual Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu at School program. More than 500,000 flu vaccines have been administered through Stop Flu at School since the program ...
Read More HDOT MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawaii State Department of Health Announces 2015 Stop Flu at School Program

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) invites the general public and all interested parties to an informational meeting regarding proposed improvements to Kahekili Highway.  This HDOT Highways Division project is to provide environmental documentation for proposed improvements to Kahekili Highway as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Public Informational Meeting Scheduled Regarding Kahekili Highway Improvements

State Office of Consumer Protection Cites Improper Drug Promotion and Labeling for Biologic Medications HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) along with 48 state law enforcement agencies, and the District of Columbia, announced a major settlement with Amgen Inc. (Amgen) for the promotion of Aranesp ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Reaches Million Settlement with Biologics Manufacturer Amgen Inc.

HONOLULU – As part of the annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign, the Hawaii Department of Transportation today announced plans to suspend construction-related road closures during daylight hours on major highways from – Aug. 24th through Aug. 28th – to alleviate traffic congestion during the week when more than 52,000 university, college, and private school ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: State, City Launch “Beat The School Jam” Campaign and MyGoAkamai – A Personalized Alerting Service

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Partners in Care, Oʻahu’s coalition of providers serving homeless people, announced the results of the most recent survey of homeless people in Kakaʻako. Conducted by the Kalihi-Palama Health Center and Waikīkī Health, the survey was undertaken the week of August 3. The surveyors noted that the encampment in Kakaʻako ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Partners in Care assists Governor Ige’s Leadership Team on Homelessness