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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division advises the public that there will be a roving lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Kilani Avenue and Whitmore Avenue near the Karsten Thot Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Crews will utilize a roving closure ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in Wahiawa on Saturday, September 22, for pothole patching

HONOLULU – State Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe sentenced Dr. Terry Allen to a four-year term of deferral and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $20,878.86 to Hawaii Medical Services Association (HMSA). He was also ordered to pay a fee of $2,500.00 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund and other court fees. Dr. Allen, ...
Read More DCCA RELEASE: KAUAI DENTIST SENTENCED FOR INSURANCE FRAUD

Explosive detection canines are a key element in efficient security operations HONOLULU – Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Wednesday highlighted its Passenger Screening Canines (PSCs), a key asset used to enhance security and keep passengers safe and secure when departing Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu. PSCs are trained to detect ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: TSA highlights role working canines play in security operations at HNL

Summit Registration Closing September 25: www.globaltourismsummithawaii.com HONOLULU – Three areas of focus for tourism’s future – sustainability, global trends and culture – will be addressed by a variety of speakers, panelists and attendees from around the world and within the Hawaiian Islands at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the ...
Read More How Sustainability, Global Trends, and Culture Relate to Tourism’s Future Being Featured at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit, October 1-3

HAWAI‘I COUNTY, Hawai‘i – Flooding is one of the major natural disasters in the United States. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Hawai‘i County invite property owners and renters to an important educational meeting, in Hilo and ...
Read More Joint News Release – HAWAI‘I COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS & RENTERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL MEETING ON FLOOD AND OTHER INSURANCE

HONOLULU — A new tool for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind is now available statewide. Developed by the Hawai‘i State Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB), the new Communication Access Card is a quick, convenient, and comfortable way for individuals with communication access needs to self-advocate for their preferred communication method. “This new ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: New Communication Access Card for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind persons in Hawaii

MEDIA ADVISORY Sept. 18, 2018 LOCAL BUSINESSES INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS Learn to take advantage of tax credits at the Hawaii Research & Development Tax Credits for Businesses Workshop, presented by Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel and CW Associates, CPAs. This informative workshop is designed for local companies that are ...
Read More MEDIA ADVISORY: LOCAL BUSINESSES INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS

Kīlauea Created Dramatic Landscape Changes on Hawai‘i Island Coastline (Honolulu) – A damage assessment of the formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption, completely rings and blocks ...
Read More DLNR Updated Release – POHOIKI BOAT RAMP COULD BE USED AGAIN…BIG MAYBE

HONOLULU – Timeshare properties in the Hawaiian Islands reported an average occupancy rate of 91.5 percent (+1.6 percentage points) in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report: April-June 2018, issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In comparison, hotel properties statewide recorded an average occupancy rate of 80.6 percent ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Timeshare Occupancy Grew to 91.5 Percent in Second Quarter 2018

HONOLULU – Three organizations, Aha Punana Leo, Hawaiian Airlines and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, are being presented with the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) highest honor – a Tourism Legacy Award – for their efforts to revitalize and normalize Hawaiian language usage in everyday life. Presented annually, the Tourism Legacy Awards honors organizations and ...
Read More HTA NEWS RELEASE: Aha Punana Leo, Hawaiian Airlines and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Being Honored with Tourism Legacy Awards at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit

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