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  • PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety COVID-19 update Wednesday, September 22, 2021 04:52 PM from Office of the Governor HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for other correctional facilities are as follows: Halawa Correctional Facility – 51 negative inmate test results. Oahu Community Correctional Center – 22 negative inmate test […]
  • 09/22/21-LEGISLATORS TOUR STATE’S LARGEST FRESHWATER WETLAND Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:51 PM from Department of Land and Natural Resources (Kailua, Oahu) – While prepping to board a nearby amphibious vehicle, Hawai’i State Senators Chris Lee and Jarrett Keohokalole are briefed by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) Administrator David Smith and staff on the ecological significance of the Kawainui Marsh State Wildlife Sanctuary. Last month, the two senators embarked on a tour of the restoration efforts in the historic wetlands. 
  • DOH News Release: Department of Health receives $2.2 million federal grant to address pediatric mental health in Hawai’i Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:06 AM from Office of the Governor HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is one of 30 states to receive a $2.2 million federal Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) grant, providing the state $445,000 a year for the next five years, $2.2 million total, to address pediatric mental health care for children and youth ages 3 to 21 years. […]
  • DOH News Release: Hawai‘i Department of Health approves the reopening of Joey’s Kitchen in Whaler’s Village food court in Lahaina, Maui after being closed for a severe roach infestation Wednesday, September 22, 2021 09:49 AM from Office of the Governor HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health discovered a severe roach infestation at Joey’s Kitchen in the Whaler’s Village food court in Lahaina, Maui, last Friday, Sept. 17. They immediately issued a red placard to close down the food establishment to protect public health. During the routine inspection of the restaurant, located at 2435 Kaanapali […]
  • Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces nearly $602M in capital improvement projects Wednesday, September 22, 2021 09:11 AM from Office of the Governor HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the release of $601,940,684 for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs), including critical public infrastructure projects across the state. The funds were released in April, May, June, July, and August of 2021. “We are building on the efforts of previous years to enhance and rejuvenate a wide range of public […]
  • PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety COVID-19 update Wednesday, September 22, 2021 08:24 AM from Office of the Governor HONOLULU – The overall department-wide vaccination rate has increased to 84.5% as of September 15, 2021. This is a 7.4% increase over the 77.1% reported on August 16 to the Department of Human Resources and Development. The September 15 percentages represent 2,136 employees (out of 2271) who submitted their attestation forms. It excludes employees who […]
  • 09/21/21-SECOND DAY OF MAJOR MAUI CLEAN-UP MOVES TO STATE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Tuesday, September 21, 2021 02:33 PM from Department of Land and Natural Resources (Kahului, Maui) – As Maui County crews and contractors continued cleaning up trash, personal belongings, and abandoned vehicles from a ¾ mile stretch of Amala Place, staff from three DLNR divisions (Land, Forestry & Wildlife, Conservation and Resources Enforcement) began removing illegal camps from adjoining State lands. 
  • NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH (SEPTEMBER 2021) Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:30 AM from Office of the Governor Disasters and emergencies could happen at any time, so it is crucial that our community is prepared to take appropriate action when the time comes.
  • ATG News Release: Hawai’i Attorney General Connors joins coalition challenging Mississippi’s effort to overturn aspects of Roe v. Wade Tuesday, September 21, 2021 08:17 AM from Office of the Governor HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a coalition of 24 state attorneys general urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its precedent protecting a woman’s right to decide before viability whether to carry a pregnancy to term. In an amicus brief filed with the Court, the coalition argues that Mississippi’s pre-viability abortion ban is unconstitutional.  […]
  • Weight limit for Kolekole Bridge now 12 tons Monday, September 20, 2021 06:50 PM from Department of Transportation HILO – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the allowable combined weight (i.e., vehicle and load) on Kolekole Bridge at mile marker 14.27 on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) is 12 tons (24,000 lbs.) as of 5:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. The revised weight restriction is possible due to emergency welding of two of […]
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