Wai‘anae – The Department of Customer Services announced today that the Wai‘anae Driver Licensing Center, currently open only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, will be moving to a five day-a-week operation starting on Monday, August 20.


The change is in direct response to the increased demand for driver licensing services. Although appointments are recommended, walk-in service will continue to be available on a first come, first served basis.


Driver license road tests will continue to be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.


The Wai‘anae Driver Licensing Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, but closes for a lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


To help ensure a successful visit, customers are encouraged to have all of the required documents and complete the application form.


The website offers a link to appointments, an interactive document guide, application forms, and general information. Licenses can be renewed up to six months in advance.




Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Child & Family Service offers excellent opportunities for your career development. Child & Family Service employs a diverse workforce: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Behavioral Health Specialists, Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors, Teachers, Aides, Child Care Workers, Nurses, Case Managers and Administrative Support Staff.


You can see our open positions and apply online at
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91-1841 Ft. Weaver Rd.
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Phone: (808) 681-3500
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Position Title Post Date City/Town/
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Case Management Specialist I 12/19/2014 Wailuku HI Full-Time
Case Manager 10/08/2014 Ewa HI Full-Time
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor 10/08/2014 Ewa HI TSN
Clinical Lead 11/28/2014 Waipahu HI Full-Time
Clinical Specialist I 01/08/2015 Kona HI Part Time 20
Clinical Specialist I 01/08/2015 Hilo HI Part Time 20
Domestic Violence Specialist I 09/26/2014 honolulu HI Full-Time
Domestic Violence Specialist II 10/06/2014 Honolulu HI Full-Time
Domestic Violence Specialist II 01/05/2015 Hilo HI Part Time 20
Group Facilitator III 12/06/2014 Honolulu HI TSN
Head Teacher 12/15/2014 Kapaa, Kauai HI Full-Time
Head Teacher, Substitute 12/15/2014 Island of Kauai HI Part Time 20
Health Assistant 12/15/2014 Island of Kauai HI Part Time 20
Licensed Practical Nurse 11/13/2014 Ewa HI TSN
Life Skills Specialist I 10/13/2014 Waipahu HI TSN
Life Skills Specialist I 10/13/2014 waipahu HI TSN
Life Skills Specialist I, II or III 01/06/2015 Leeward HI TSN
Program Supervisor II 10/07/2014 Honolulu HI Full-Time
Program Supervisor II 11/06/2014 Ewa HI Part Time 30
Program Supervisor II 01/12/2015 Ewa HI Full-Time
Registered Nurse 09/02/2014 Island of Kauai HI TSN
Registered Nurse 12/29/2014 Island of Kauai HI TSN
Shelter Worker 11/20/2014 Hilo HI TSN
Shelter Worker 12/06/2014 Honolulu HI TSN
Specialist I 10/02/2014 Lihue, Kauai HI Full-Time
Specialist I 11/20/2014 Waimea, Kauai HI Part Time 20
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – In just three weeks Honolulu’s housing first initiative will officially begin.  The goal is to get chronically homeless off the streets but today a number of concerns were expressed to the City Council.

A big concern brought up today was getting landlords to get on board with the program.  After all people who are mentally ill, have a criminal history or poor credit aren’t exactly high on the preferred list of tenants.

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On November 1 the City’s housing first contract will begin.  The City wants to have at least three chronically homeless people in a home almost immediately and 10 by the end of the year.  The plan calls for integrating the people within the community at private units.  Some of these chronic homeless have been on the streets the past eight years so getting landlords to willingly open their doors to them is a challenge.

“There will be someone that people can call when something happens. They’ll be right there 24/7 to deal with issues that the landlord may have. We’re thinking that these services will encourage them to take a little more risk in agreeing to house this population,” said Ember Shinn, Honolulu Managing Director.

Other incentives include guaranteed rent, money for damages to the unit and a support system checking up on them.

“You’ll find that in the normal community some our most problem renters, that I’ve rented to don’t come with that kind of support system,” said Kymberly Marcos Pine, Honolulu City Councilmember.

Providers also said they need more case workers.

“I think that the provider community knows it needs to bring in more case managers and if the funds are available they’ll be able to hire,” said Shinn.

Another wrinkle, the homeless need to be willing participants.

“There is a segment of the population, a growing segment of the population, that just chooses to sleep in tents on the sidewalk because there are no rules,” said William Hummel, Lighthouse Outreach Center.

“I believe the key is getting them to want to seek our services. It doesn’t matter if housing or employment opportunities are there if they are not wanting or unwilling to attain those services,” said Lambert Young, Next Step Shelter Director.

A thousand homeless have already been surveyed. To house the first 100 people will cost about a million dollars for the first year.

The city also talked about its newly formed Strategic Development Office which will spend half a million dollars to hire eight developers to figure out what to do with underutilized city property.

“Until we have people that understand development and can crunch the numbers to see what works, what doesn’t work, what we can build, what we can’t build it will go nowhere. It will just be talk. We don’t want to do talk anymore. We’re past that. Long past that,” said Shinn.

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Mayor Caldwell appoints Robert Kroning to be Design and Construction Director

Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced his nomination of Robert Kroning to serve as the new Director of the Department of Design and Construction. Kroning started today as Director-designate, pending approval of the Honolulu City Council.

“I initially came to Hawaii in 2005 to work for the US Army Corps of Engineers,” said Robert Kroning, “I immediately discovered what a special place it is: the aloha spirit, the strong sense of ohana, and of course, the remarkable natural beauty. It’s these characteristics that drew me to join the City and County of Honolulu where I am looking forward to working with great people whose goal it is to make Oahu an even better place for all.”

Robert Kroning has 24 years of experience working as a US Army Engineer Officer, where he was responsible for leading soldiers, officers and civilians in a wide variety of engineering management and military planning activities. He moved to Hawaii in 2005 where he served as the Chief of Facilities and Construction in the Pacific branch of the US Army, successfully developing the over $1 billion Military Construction Program for the Department of Defense Future Years Defense Program. Kroning also has served as the Deputy District Commander for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Honolulu. After the Kauai dam breach tragedy, Kroning coordinated and oversaw the Corps of Engineers technical inspection of all other dams in Hawaii to ensure their safety.

Kroning and earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and has a Masters in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


City might owe HPOWER $2M

The administration is in talks with the contractor after shorting it on trash

Gordon Y.K. Pang
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The city could be on the hook for as much as $2 million for not handing over enough trash to the operators of the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant, a Honolulu City Council committee was told Wednesday.

The city’s contract with Covanta Energy Co. guarantees that 800,000 tons of trash move through the three boilers that make up the HPOWER facility at Campbell Industrial Park…

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
28 August 2014

Stubborn fire in Makakilo will take more time to put out

Rob Shikina
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu firefighters are expecting a drawn-out battle to extinguish a slow-moving Makakilo fire accidentally started by two 7-year-old boys.

Honolulu fire Capt. David Jenkins said the upper slope of the fire remained only 20 percent contained Tuesday afternoon and burning deep within thick mats of decaying forest material in extremely steep and rugged terrain…

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
27 August 2014

Leeward Landfill Seeks Exemption from City’s Waste-to-Energy Fees

Sophie Cocke
Honolulu Civil Beat

A Honolulu City Council bill that would potentially exempt a westside landfill from millions of dollars in city fees is generating pushback from the director of the city’s Department of Environmental Services, who says it gives preferential treatment to a single company and could result in a significant loss in city revenue.

Bill 47, scheduled to be heard by the City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday, would in effect exempt PVT Land Company in Nanakuli from tipping fees at the city’s waste-to-energy plant, called H-POWER (Honolulu Program of Waste Energy Recovery), which is operated by Covanta Energy…

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Honolulu Civil Beat
26 August 2014

Firefighters press battle with stubborn blaze

Gregg K. Kakesako and Michael Tsai
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A massive brush fire on the upper slopes of the windward side of the Waia­nae Mountains ridge has burned 1,000 acres and is slowly being pushed by winds uphill toward a forest reserve that is home to 90 rare and endangered plant and animal species.

The fire was accidentally set by twin 7-year-old brothers Friday playing with a lighter…

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
26 August 2014