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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) offering to provide funding support for Signature Events hosted by qualified organizations specifically for resort areas on Maui, Kauai, the island of Hawaii, and at Ko Olina on Oahu in 2019. HTA-supported Signature Events are major festivals and events providing unique, ...
Read More HTA Issues Request for Proposals to Support Signature Events in Resort Areas on Maui, Kauai, Island of Hawaii, and at Ko Olina on Oahu

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 21 – SEPT. 23 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — H-1 FREEWAY — 1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Queen Emma Street overpass ...
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Free car seat check events to be held during National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), together with all four county police departments and child passenger safety advocates, launches National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29. During Child Passenger Safety Week and year-round, Hawaii’s child passenger safety ...
Read More HDOT News Release: HDOT reminds caregivers to buckle up their keiki every trip, every time

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) shared its 2017-18 Strive HI Performance System results today during a Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Smarter Balanced test scores showed English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy performance gains in all grade levels tested (Grades 3-8 and 11) and Math score increases in four of seven grades tested ...
Read More HIDOE News Release: Annual Strive HI performance update shows significant progress in language arts at Hawaii schools

HONOLULU – Opening day of the Global Tourism Summit will feature the unveiling of marketing programs being implemented in 2019 to promote leisure and business travel to the Hawaiian Islands from major markets worldwide. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Global Tourism Summit takes place October 1-3 at the Hawaii Convention Center in ...
Read More HTA-Funded Marketing Programs Promoting Hawaii Travel in 2019 Being Unveiled at Global Tourism Summit, October 1-3

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