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Councilwoman Ruggles refrains from legislative duties citing possible war crimes liability

Council member Jen Ruggles released a letter today in response to Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela’s opinion regarding possible criminal liability for war crimes. In a letter on Corporation Counsel letterhead dated August 22, 2018, Kamelamela’s answer consisted of two sentences stating, “we opine that you will not incur criminal liability under state, federal and international […]

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Civil Defense shares guidelines from Dept. of Health on Hurricane Lane clean-up

This is a Civil Defense update for 12 noon, Monday, August 27, 2018.  The Department of Public Works, partnering with the American Red Cross and local CERT teams, continues their damage assessments from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the storm, please call 808-643-5555. Please be careful when traveling on the roads. Closures […]

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Arizona Sen. John McCain

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset […]

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All state courts will be open Monday (Aug 27)

The Hawaii State Judiciary announced today that all courthouses and facilities will resume normal operations on Monday, Aug. 27. The courts had been closed due to Hurricane Lane. Anyone scheduled to appear at a courthouse on Monday, should appear as scheduled. Hearings or trials postponed due to the closure of the courts will be rescheduled […]

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Wailoa River State Recreation Area. File Photo.

DLNR to reopen state parks Saturday, Wailoa River State Recreation Area to remain closed

On Hawai‘i island as well, all parks are expected to reopen except for Wailoa River State Recreation Area. DLNR Division of State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell said, “We think any damage to state parks was minimal at worst and we appreciate the kokua many park users showed in staying out of parks during the storm. […]

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A Coast Guard small boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) beings a port assessment of the port of Hilo, Hawaii, Aug. 24, 2018. The Coast Guard is working proactively with the State of Hawaii and the maritime industry to reopen ports as soon as is safe to do so. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sydney Niemi/Released)

Coast Guard reopens Hilo and Kawaihae Harbors

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Hilo Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor ports on the Big Island as of 3 p.m. Friday following the passing of Tropical Storm Lane and thorough port assessments.

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Postal Service deliveries to resume in West Hawaii only, all Hawaii Island Post Offices closed Saturday

Weather and conditions permitting, there will be mail delivery from these post offices on the west side of the Big Island: Captain Cook, Hawi, Holualoa, Honaunau, Honokaa, Kailua Kona, Kamuela, Kapaau, Kealakekua, and Waikoloa; retail services at those offices, however, will be closed; all other Big Island post offices will be closed completely; there will […]

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Dept of Transportation update on Hurricane Lane’s impacts

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is continuing to respond to damages caused by heavy rains on Hawaii Island, storm impacts and fire response on Maui, the beginning of storm effect on Oahu and continues preparing on Kauai.

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Mail delivery and Post Offices shutdown in Hawaii Friday (Aug 24)

In anticipation of the impact of Hurricane Lane, the U.S. Postal Service announced the following adjustments to its operations for Friday, Aug. 24: Hawaii island, Maui County, Oahu, and Kauai – There will be no mail delivery and all post offices will be closed on Friday; there will be no mail pickup from blue USPS […]

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Jails and prisons may cancel visitations due to Hurricane Lane

Due to possible adverse conditions caused by Hurricane Lane, some of the jails/prisons may decide last minute to cancel visitation out of an abundance of caution. Due to the unique circumstances this storm presents, all visitors scheduled for this weekend should contact their specific facility in order to find out if visitation will be held […]

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President Trump approves Gov. Ige’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawai‘i has been approved. Word came late Wednesday afternoon that the governor’s request was granted, as Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance for emergency […]

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No mail delivery, Hawaii Island Post Offices closed on Thursday (Aug 23)

In anticipation of the impact of Hurricane Lane, the U.S. Postal Service announced the following adjustments to its operations for Thursday, Aug. 23: Hawaii island – There will be no mail delivery and all post offices will be closed on Thursday; there will be no mail pickup from blue USPS mail boxes

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to close on Thursday (Aug 23) due to Hurricane Lane

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed Thursday, August 23, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Lane.

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Non-essential state workers in Hawaii & Maui Counties put on leave August 22-24 due to Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has granted administrative leave for non-essential state employees in Hawai‘i and Maui counties, as the state prepares for severe weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Lane. State offices on Hawai‘i Island and Maui will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 through Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

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