Hawaii News kamaainas 

Halekauwila Street Pavement Repairs Starting July 19

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) will partially close Halekauwila Street, between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street, to perform necessary pavement repairs, beginning Monday, July 19, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Weather and conditions permitting, the work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, July 30, 2021. Please be advised that the Department of Design and Construction will also be performing road work on... Read More
Hawaii News kamaainas 

Honolulu Zoo hosts second COVID-19 vaccination event July 16

The Honolulu Zoo will host a second COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Friday, July 16, to administer second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, as well as first doses for those interested. The clinic is being conducted as a partnership between the City and County of Honolulu, Hawai‘i State Department of Health, and Hawai‘i Pacific Health. Those that received a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Honolulu Zoo vaccination... Read More
Hawaii News kamaainas 

HDOT Remote Learning Website Wins Silver Pele Award

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, Oahu District, Storm Water Management Program won a Silver Pele Award for its interactive remote learning website. The Pele Awards recognize excellence in advertising and design in Hawaii. The redesigned website was awarded a Pele Silver in the Online and Interactive category. The Hawaii Storm Patrol Remote Learning Website was established to maintain student engagement after the COVID-19 pandemic halted educational outreach opportunities. The... Read More
Global news for Hawaii Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

61 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 7/13

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 61 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 38,605 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,773,236 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 36,618 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 2.3%. Currently, the average daily cases is 63. There were a total of 777 cases reported in the past... Read More
Global news for Hawaii Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

63 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 7/12

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 63 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 38,544 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,770,843 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 36,559 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 2.3%. Currently, the average daily cases is 60.1. There were a total of 749 cases reported in the past... Read More
Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

Hawaii Tourism Authority Supports Mitigation of Visitor Impacts at Pololu Valley

Pololu Valley is a majestic and historical area in North Kohala on Hawaii Island. Recently, there has been a rapid increase of visitors to the Pololu Lookout, Trail, and coastal shoreline in the historical area of Pololu Valley in North Kohala on Hawiai Island. This has caused a growing need to mitigate the impacts being made on the community and natural and cultural resources. In response to requests from the community,... Read More
Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

Come Meet the New Penguins at Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo recently received four female African penguins. The first two females, Lutalo (7 years old) from Minnesota and Gayle (6 years old) from San Diego, were introduced to the flock of six male penguins earlier this week. The remaining two, Nandi (3 years old) from Minnesota and Barbara (2 years old) from San Diego, are in quarantine and will be integrated with the others on exhibit when cleared. For... Read More
Hawaii News kamaainas 

Protecting endangered seabirds at Hawaii airports and harbors

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) must ensure Hawai‘i’s transportation facilities can operate safely fulfilling the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight safety and airport security requirements, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) security monitoring requirements, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) worker safety regulations. In addition to this responsibility, HDOT serves as a trustee of the State’s environmental resources including threatened and endangered species such as seabirds. HDOT proactively evaluates operations to... Read More
Global news for Hawaii Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

1 Death and 75 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 7/8

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 75 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 38,196 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,757,559 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 36,243 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 2.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is46.3. There were a total of 611 cases reported in the past 14... Read More
Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

Hawaii Tourism working to address Hana Highway visitor impact

The scenic road to Hana, officially known as Hana Highway, is one of the top points of interest for visitors to Maui, which has resulted in traffic congestion caused in part by illegal parking and unsafe pedestrian crossing along the highway. To help alleviate the situation for Hana residents, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) continues to work with Maui County officials and other state agencies, and is also strongly advising visitors... Read More
Hawaii News kamaainas 

Hawaii DMVs offer extended hours due to renewal backlog

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds residents and motorists that the emergency extension relating to COVID-19 for driver’s licenses, non-CDL permits, and state IDs which expired on or after March 16, 2020 will end August 6, 2021. County DMVs are currently accepting appointments and/or walk-ins, and in some cases are offering extended hours to meet demand and help address the backlog of renewals. HDOT encourages residents to prioritize these renewals... Read More
Global news for Hawaii Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

39 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 7/7

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 39 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 38,121 (up 0.1% from the previous day). To date, 1,754,418 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 36,176 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.9%. Currently, the average daily cases is 44.7. There were a total of 607 cases reported in the past... Read More
Hawaii News Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas News for Visitors 

New police enforcement for Honolulu Chinatown

Chinatown is prized by locals and visitors alike for its public markets, restaurants, theaters, art galleries and cultural and historical sites. In addition, it is home to many local residents and businesses. Addressing immediate public health and safety concerns, Mayor Rick Blangiardi has authorized the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to significantly increase its presence in Chinatown to shut down activity which is threatening the community and ensure compliance with COVID-19 emergency... Read More
Hawaii News kamaainas 

Part of Pearl Harbor Bike Path closed for repairs

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) will close a portion of the Pearl Harbor Bike Path starting on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, for maintenance and repair work to the Waiawa Stream Bridge. The closure will be between Waipi‘o Point Access Road and Lehua Avenue, with a tentative end date of July 30, 2021. Signs will be posted on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path advising that bicyclists... Read More
Hawaii News kamaainas 

Kāneʻohe Stream maintenance starting soon

The City & County of Honolulu, Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) will begin maintenance of Kāneʻohe (Kamo‘oali‘i) Stream between Luluku Road and Likelike Highway beginning July 12, 2021. The maintenance work is authorized under Department of the Army Permit POH-2017-00198 issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. DFM’s Division of Road Maintenance will be utilizing heavy equipment to remove overgrown vegetation, rocks, silt, and other material from approximately 1,500 linear... Read More