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Governor Ige travels to Japan for enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige will be attending Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony and related events in Japan this week. The governor is one of seven Japanese-Americans who have been invited to the enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 22 (Japan time). The list of invited Japanese-American guests […]

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A homeless man wakes up under the Suisan bridge in Hilo. (Photo courtesy of Sally Lundburg)

Emergency relief period extended for homelessness

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HONOLULU – In his capacity as acting governor, Lt. Gov. Joshua Green issued a sixth supplementary proclamation that extends the disaster emergency relief period for homelessness across the state. The purpose of the emergency proclamation is to accelerate the completion of housing projects for individuals and families who are transitioning […]

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Police have identified a woman found in Volcano area

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE Police have been able to identify the woman found in the Volcano area As Christine Dannow. Dannow has been reunited with her family. Police thank the public for their assistance. MEDIA RELEASE unidentifed woman Hawaii Police responded Saturday (Oct 20) to the area of Oshiro Road in Volcano, near Hamaulu and Komo […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ events for Nov-Dec, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Police have scheduled “Coffee with a Cop” events in the upcoming months of November and December: On (November 6) “Coffee with a Cop” at the Kona library (75-138 Hualalai Rd.) 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.On (November 12) “Coffee with a Cop” at the Kona Commons Mcdonalds (74-5453 Makala Blvd.) 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.On (December 4) “Coffee […]

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Third Circuit Court upholds Land Board’s decision on illegal lava boat tours

MEDIA RELEASE (Hilo) – Administrative fines totaling $48,500 have been affirmed by Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in a Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) decision against illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawai‘i Island; in a ruling issued on September 27, 2019. Those fined are Henry K. Pomroy, Bill A. Fujimoto, and Ho‘okupu […]

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SpeakOut Sessions on Energy Code Amendments planned for Hilo and Kona

MEDIA RELEASE DPW is holding facilitated SpeakOut sessions on Oct. 28 & 29 to seek input from design and construction professionals on proposed amendments to the energy code.   Design and construction professionals are invited to attend SpeakOut Sessions held by the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Building Division on proposed amendments to […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 18, 2019

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Police renew their request in locating Kyle Brittain

MEDIA RELEASE Kyle Brittain Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Kyle Brittain who was reported as missing. He was last seen near the Waipio Valley lookout area on Friday morning (August 30). He had informed family members that he was going hiking for the day on the […]

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Inaugural Hawaii Housing Month to develop housing, homelessness solutions on Hawaii Island

MEDIA RELEASE This November, organizations across Hawaiʻi Island will participate in the first annual Hawaii Housing Month. The campaign will feature social media conversations about housing and homelessness, and will share specific, effective steps community members can take to help. “So often, anecdotes and stereotypes are conflated with fact in the conversation about homelessness. We […]

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Foreign aid to resume for Central American countries to address illegal migration

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON – At a press conference in San Salvador today following a Central American Regional Ministerial meeting, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced the Trump Administration’s resumption of foreign aid to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. “Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have been outstanding partners, and I look forward to […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ in Kona Tuesday (Nov 5)

Kona Community Policing invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Honokohau Starbucks, 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Stop by and get to know your local officers over a cup of coffee, and discuss topics of mutual interest and concern.

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UPDATED: Puakō Beach Drive – Water Main Break repaired

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE AFFECTED AREA: PUAKŌ BEACH DRIVE, SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Repairs have been completed to the water main break on Puakō Beach Drive restoring water service to customers. For information, please call (808) 887-3030 or (808) 961-8060 during […]

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Police seek info on burglary suspect seen on camera

MEDIA RELEASE Surveillance Image 3Surveillance Image 2Surveillance Image 1 The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a residence on Papa Bay Drive in Captain Cook, South Kona. On (October 05), between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., an unidentified male subject was observed […]

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Police continue citations on DKI near Mauna Kea Access Road

MEDIA RELEASE Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on August 15, 2019.  The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period covering last Thursday (October 10, […]

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