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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds drivers both lanes of the Honolulu bound direction of the Likelike Highway will be closed nightly from 9 pm – 4 am beginning Oct. 20 from the H-3 Freeway split through the Wilson Tunnel. The work in the Honolulu bound direction will continue seven days a ...
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(HONOLULU) – William “Kai” Bishop Kaihe’ekai Maioho, has been chosen as the new Curator of the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala on Oahu.  He starts October 21, 2015. He will be the 15th curator of the Royal Mausoleum, established in 1865 as the final resting place for the ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, ...
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(HONOLULU) – The world’s foremost authority on shark/human interactions has confirmed that a surfer was bitten by an eel off Waikiki last Saturday night. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has now completed its investigation into the incident.  The surfer who wants to remain anonymous got injuries to his left foot. DLNR staff ...
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HONOLULU — The National Weather Service (NWS) briefed Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), local emergency management and civil defense agencies, and federal and state partners this morning about Hurricane Olaf, which has reached Category 4 strength. The center of the system is currently located approximately 1,115 miles east-southeast of Hilo and moving towards the west-northwest ...
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Remarks of Governor David Ige as prepared August 24, 2015 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Islands. The overnight storms bring the topic of resilience top of mind for many. At lease one of our communities, Waimanalo, will be prepared. In June, the community group Hoomakaukau O Waimanalo – which means ...
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HONOLULU – The popularity of manta ray viewing sites at Makako Bay (Garden Eel Cove) along the coastline fronting the Sheraton Keauhou Bay on the Big Island’s Kona coast has captured media, state and federal attention.  These manta ray viewing opportunities are unique worldwide and tours are conducted in two specific areas where mantas tend ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has received the parts and materials needed to complete the emergency repairs inside the Wilson Tunnel on the Likelike Highway. Repair work will begin Saturday, Oct. 17 when crews will begin setting up equipment, laying out hole positions and drilling holes for the anchors. This work will ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that Claus Z. Hansen, owner of Affordable Casket and Moanalua Mortuary, pleaded guilty to 7 counts of felony theft in state circuit court. Under a plea agreement, Hansen will serve 30 days in jail, pay $50,000 to the Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund, and perform 300 hours of ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has issued a red “closed” placard to Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood Market located at Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Numerous health inspections revealed chronic temperature violations. The department has issued a penalty fee of $9,000 for the violations that led ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the H-1 Freeway Pearl City Viaduct improvements project is nearing completion as all deck widening has been completed. Remaining construction activities includes opening the last 1,000 feet of new lane on the eastern end of the Pearl City Interchange, restriping lines to connect ...
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