Press Releases

HONOLULU – To increase awareness about suicide prevention resources and support available to families, communities in Hawaii and across the nation are collaborating to host events during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13. The week marks the days leading up to and after World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. This year’s national ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: National suicide prevention week (Sept. 7-13) raises awareness with statewide activities

HONOLULU – Another 13 people moved out of the Kakaako encampment on Thursday, September 3rd, bringing to 56 the total number of homeless campers who have transitioned from Kakaako to homeless shelters around O‘ahu since August 7, 2015. The 13 individuals include two families, one couple and four single adults who were transported by a ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Leadership team on homelessness making progress as more families leave Kakaako

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division reminds travelers to use the International Parking Structure (Lot A) at the Honolulu International Airport during the Labor Day Weekend (see map below). Travelers should expect limited parking at the Inter-island Terminal, Overseas Terminal and Lot B due to holiday traffic. HDOT advises travelers to ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu airport travelers reminded to use International Parking Structure during Labor Day weekend

KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) launched the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2 project with a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today in Kona.  This project consists of the widening of the highway from a two-lane to four-lane highway from Kealakehe Parkway to Keahole Airport Road.  Other improvements include the installation of new coordinated ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening, phase 2 project beings with groundbreaking ceremony

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the 24/7 lane closure on Kamehameha Highway between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road, fronting the Crouching Lion Inn in Kaaawa will end this Friday, Sept. 4, at 4:00 p.m. The 24/7 northbound lane closure was necessary for emergency roadwork to repair a ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: 24/7 lane closure for Kamehameha Highway shoreline emergency repairs in Kaaawa to end Friday

(KAHULUI, MAUI) – The Nakula Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the Leeward slopes of Maui’s Haleakala covers 1500 acres and spans elevations from 3600-9200 feet above sea level. The Nakula NAR was established in 2011 and is adjacent to the Kahikinui Forest Reserve. Both are components of the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership (LHWRP). The ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE- Nakula natural area reserve gets restoration help, draft management plan available for review

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) filed a lawsuit today against Ciber, Inc., alleging that the consulting firm defrauded the State and engaged in other misconduct on a project to implement new software for the HDOT’s Highways Division. The lawsuit alleges that Ciber pulled a “bait and switch” by misrepresenting its capabilities in ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT files lawsuit against Ciber, Inc., a consulting firm, alleging fraud and breach of contract on State highway software upgrade project

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) released its annual evaluation of Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and has given her an overall rating of “Exceeds Expectations.”  The BOE agreed that improvement in student achievement is critical and still remains the highest priority for the Department. Matayoshi received the ...
Read More DOE NEWS RELEASE: Superintendent Matayoshi performance rating “exceeds expectations” for second consecutive year

HONOLULU – The Governor’s Leadership Team on Homelessness has announced that an additional 15 people, including three families and three single adults have left their encampments in Kakaako and moved to shelters at the Institute for Human Services (IHS) or Next Step. This brings to 43 the total number of people who have transitioned from ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: More homeless families leaving Kakaako for shelters

HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Cable Television Division (CATV) is holding a series of public hearings regarding the joint application filed by Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and Time Warner Cable, Inc. (TWC), the parent company of Oceanic Time Warner Cable, LLC (Oceanic), for approval of the indirect transfer of ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State to hold public hearings on the transfer of Oceanic Time Warner cable’s Hawaii cable television franchises to Charter Communications