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Closures in observance of Hawaii Statehood Day

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii is observing Statehood Day.

The third Friday in August marks when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the proclamation that made statehood official in 1959.

It's a holiday for state, judiciary and county offices. But it's business as usual for federal offices.

Oahu's public bus system will operate on a state holiday schedule and on-street parking will be free, except for meters along Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Park.

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