New H-1 freeway westbound ramps will help alleviate bottlenecks around some of the large shopping centers in Oahu’s second city. There's still a lot of work to be done before motorists see complete traffic relief.State transportation officials and Kapolei lawmakers say $18.7 million is well worth the price for improved traffic flow heading in and out of Oahu's second city. "It's going to save a tremendous amount of time,” said Sen.
- KHON - May 16, 2011
- HNN - May 16, 2011
A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning.Drivers in west Oahu will now have some much needed traffic relief. The new westbound freeway ramps at the Kapolei Interchange Complex are now open. A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning at the site and the ramps opened at 1 p.m. The $18.7 million project adds a new on-ramp at the Makakilo Drive and a new off-ramp leading to Farrington Highway which exits near the Wet 'N' Wild water park.
- KHON - Apr 12, 2011
HONOLULU- After sailing through the state Senate since being introduced in late January, a plan that would allow the state to purchase Oahu’s only slaughterhouse for $1.6 million faces a final vote on the House floor Tuesday morning. Supporters of SB249 say buying the slaughterhouse at Campbell Industrial Park with taxpayer dollars will ensure the viability of the livestock industry for years to come.“If we really want to protect our local agriculture in regards to livestock, then we have to ensure that this slaughterhouse is going to be viable,” said state Sen.
- KITV - Feb 28, 2012
A company that builds electric vehicle charging stations announced Tuesday the first steps toward building a network of chargers across Hawaii. The firm is called Better Place and has partnered with Hawaiian Electric Company and four hotels in Waikiki to install 10 electric car charging stations on Oahu. Five electric car charging stations have been installed at the Sheraton Waikiki with five other chargers at HECO sites on Oahu.
- KHON - February 20, 2011
Maui and Kauai already banned plastic bags and soon .. the ban could be extended to the entire state. That's what lawmakers are hoping will happen by introducing several bills to reduce plastic bag use statewide this legislative session. Plastic bags are everywhere and just about everyone uses them. One new bill being introduced by Senator Clayton Hee hopes to prohibit plastic bag use among businesses that make more than $300,000 in gross income.
- Hawaii News Now - Jan 26, 2011
HONOLULU - Protests at the state capitol aren't unusual, but in this case it was the actual lawmakers standing up to make a statement.
- Hawaii News Now - Jan 11, 2011
KAPAA, KAUAI - At the Big Save Supermarket in Kapa'a, Kauai it's out with plastic bags and in with paper sacks.
"We just started the paper bags today, so far so good, I didn't hear anything bad yet," said Marycel Garcia, Big Save Supermarket Assistant Manager.
"It's a great day today. I got one of the first bags from Big Save, I think it's a great idea, plastic, it's going to do us all in," said Cecil G, shopper.
Some stores on Maui are not following the law yet. We're told the Kmart and Ross Dress for Less in Kahului are still using plastic bags.