Press Releases

HONOLULU – During National Breastfeeding Month in August, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) reminds everyone to support nursing mothers and encourages new mothers to take advantage of recent changes in health insurance coverage that now offer more support for breastfeeding moms. Health care insurance providers in Hawaii, such as ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Changes in health insurance provide support for breastfeeding moms

HONOLULU — This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state. The proclamation activates the Major Disaster Fund set aside ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Emergency proclamation signed by Governor Ige in preparation for Ignacio’s arrival to Hawaii

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening. As ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Pair of hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena approach islands; Public urged to prepare over weekend

KAPOLEI, OʻAHU – Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, earlier this month affirmed the ‘A’ rating for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ (DHHL) $38.3 million revenue bonds, series 2009, and issued a Rating Outlook of “Stable.” The ‘A’ rating reflects DHHL’s strong capacity to meet its financial obligations. This is the third time in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Fitch gives Department of Hawaiian Home Lands strong bond rating; Stable financial outlook

What:            Media Briefing on weekly meeting of the Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness Who:              Governor David Ige; Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho and Kenoi; and Leadership  Team members When:           Thursday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where:         State Capitol, 5th Floor Executive Chambers, Ceremonial Room We plan to live stream the event through the governor’s ...
Read More Media Advisory: Briefing on weekly meeting of Leadership Team on Homelessness

HONOLULU – The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015 report released today by ACT notes a 2 percentage point overall improvement in college readiness across all subjects — English, Math, Reading and Science — for Hawaii’s Class of 2015. The Class of 2015 included 11,957 Hawaii high school public and private students — a record ...
Read More HIDOE NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii public high school graduates show improvements in college preparedness

HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General has filed charges against State House Representative James Tokioka for a campaign reporting violation. The Kauai representative has been charged with failure to file a complete and accurate candidate committee report. Attorney General Doug Chin said “The Department of the Attorney General, working in conjunction with the ...
Read More AG NEWS RELEASE: Representative James Tokioka charged with campaign reporting violation

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced that Harold Brackeen III will join the homeless programs office on September 1 where he will assist with the administration of state and federal grants for shelters, outreach and other program activities. Brackeen is currently a program specialist with the department of human services, social services division. Prior ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Governor announces an increase in the state’s homelessness program staffing and progress on short-term goals

(HONOLULU) – Andy Bohlander, a Shoreline Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, working with the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL), is a man with a lot of miles on his shoes. He is part of the team at OCCL charged with making sure that Hawaii’s public beaches remain ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: East Honolulu property owners asked to remove beach vegetation

HONOLULU – Today Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) crews moved the concrete barriers that were placed near Laniakea Beach on Kamehameha Highway. No parking, stopping, standing, loading and unloading signs are in place to restrict parking 24/7. Additional no parking signs will be added in the coming weeks. Drivers who violate the parking restriction risk ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Laniakea barriers moved, parking restricted in the area