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HONOLULU – Governor David Y. Ige, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), and federal, state, city and community partners kicked off the state’s 9th annual Pedestrian Safety Month today at the State Capitol with an official proclamation ceremony. Held each August, Pedestrian Safety Month strives to educate the public on good pedestrian practices and driver ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The SBRRB is the “watchdog” for the more than 128,000 small businesses in that may be impacted by rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies. Small businesses in Hawaii employ more than 52 percent of the private workforce ...

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists of changes to the roadwork schedule for this week’s Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation project on the H-1 Freeway between the H-1/H-2 merge and the Aiea Heights Driver overpass. The changes are outlined below. • The eastbound shoulder will be closed on Monday night, ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Schedule changes to the Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation project along the H-1 Freeway in Pearl City

Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week highlights lifeguard and snorkel safety events HONOLULU – In recognition of drowning prevention efforts across the state, Governor David Ige has proclaimed July 29 – Aug. 4 as Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week. Highlights of the week include Hawai‘i island lifeguard rescue demonstrations at Hapuna, a press conference near the Rock Bridge ...
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HONOLULU – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today it is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella caused by raw turkey products from a variety of sources. One case has been reported from Hawai‘i, and the investigation by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has been closed. Investigators could not find an ...
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Pacific War Heroes Day

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Proclamations

On August 15, 2018, the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society and the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society will dedicate a memorial stone at the National Cemetery of the Pacific to honor the American and Allied POWs who  served with strength and courage in the Pacific War theater during World War II.

Pedestrian Safety Month

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Proclamations

Pedestrian Safety Month encourages good pedestrian habits, promotes driver awareness to make our streets safer for all, and reminds us that every pedestrian is a family member or friend walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street, or standing by the road.


Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Proclamations

August 1, 2018 commemorates the 80th anniversary of a pivotal moment in Hawai’i’s history, often known as the “Hilo Massacre” or “Bloody Monday” in reference to the injuries sustained at the demonstration and the struggle that has brought meaning to the notion of freedom of expression and worker rights. Labor Memorial Day in Hilo recognizes ...