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PDC Responds to Hurricane Harvey Flood Event

As the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical depression, continue to worsen throughout Southeast Texas, the University of Hawaiʻi-managed Pacific Disaster Center reports that it’s doing its part to expedite analysis and dissemination of new field data using its powerful DisasterAWARE technology. Working closely with the Texas National Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and several local authorities, the center is …

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Coast Guard, Local Agencies to Enforce ‘Operation Dry Water’ Across Hawai`i and Guam

The United States Coast Guard and local enforcement will be participating in the annual nationwide, multi-agency Boating Under the Influence education, detection, and enforcement campaign Friday through Monday in Hawai`i and Guam. According to the Coast Guard, crews will be in the water throughout both regions conducting boardings and educating the public about the dangers of boating under the influence …

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United Airlines Says Aloha to More Hawaii, Increases Service to 40 Daily Flights

United Airlines (UAL) today announced an increase of service on 11 routes connecting the continental U.S. and Hawaii, offering customers more flights between the mainland and the Hawaiian Islands than any other carrier. Beginning December 20, United will increase service from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Hawaii. The airline will continue operating its daily …

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Large quake off Aleutian Islands poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

At around 12:30 this afternoon, a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.  For Hawaii, there are no tsunami watches or warnings in affect for the state per the National Weather Service or the US Geological Survey (USGS).  Again, there are  NO tsunami watches or warnings in affect for Hawaii. Click here to download our …

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Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Brand and Livery

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s carrier, today revealed an updated brand identity and the freshly-painted livery of a Boeing 717 (N488HA), the first of its fleet of more than 50 aircraft that will feature the new design. Pualani (Flower of the Sky), the beloved icon of Hawaiian’s brand for more than four decades, continues to gaze forward on the tail of the …

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Hawaii DOH issues a Brown Water Advisory for Maui County due to the storm

A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for the island of Maui due to recent heavy rains. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all waters may be affected, however, if the water …

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Hawaiian Airlines Seeks Japanese and Korean Speaking Flight Attendants

Hawaiian Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier for service between Japan and Hawai‘i, is seeking candidates who speak Japanese or Korean for flight attendant positions as the airline continues to grow internationally with a focus on Asia. “Our Hawaiian Airlines family has enjoyed introducing our warm and authentic island hospitality to an increasing number of guests from Japan, South Korea and …

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Amazon’s Sales Tax Starts April 1st

The most popular online shopping sites “Amazon” will start to collect nationwide sales tax starting today April 1st 2017. Sales tax will not be collected from Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Proponents of forcing Amazon.com to collect sales tax—at least in states where it maintains a physical presence—argue the corporation wields an anti-competitive advantage over storefront businesses forced …

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Hawaii AG Doug Chin urges congress not to cut funding to the EPA

Attorney General Doug Chin announced that in a March 30th letter to the United States House and Senate Appropriations Committees, he joined attorneys general from twelve states and the District of Columbia expressing their opposition to all legislative or budgetary measures that would reduce funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the many crucial programs the agency oversees. In …

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Gabbard, Hanabusa, Young Introduce Bill to Exempt Hawaiʻi, Alaska from Travel Fee Increases

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced bipartisan legislation today to exempt Hawaiʻi, Alaska, and communities that rely on essential air service as subsidized by the U.S. Department of Transportation, from increases in TSA air travel fees. The Passenger Fee Restructuring Exemptions Act (H.R.1782) recognizes the unique reliance on air travel that residents of Hawaiʻi and …

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