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From holiday closures to helping the homeless, 5 newsmakers to watch for this week in Hawaii

Honoring Prince Kuhio

Monday is Prince Kuhio Day, the state holiday honoring one of Hawaii's best-known leaders. 

All state and county offices, schools, and libraries will be closed.

The bus will be operating on a holiday schedule. 

On-street parking is free, except for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Queen Kapiolani Park and metered parking lots. 

Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.


Help for homeless veterans

Governor David Ige will be visiting a new homeless veterans facility on Wednesday in Kapolei. 

He will be touring the brand new 4-story building on Yorktown Street that is providing 50 studio apartments to homeless and at-risk veterans.  

Cloudbreak Communities currently services over 280 veterans in Hawaii with support services, programs, and permanent housing.


Reducing the impact of a natural disaster 

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is inviting the community to a public forum as it updates the state's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, which addresses ways to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the state. 

The forum will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the HI-EMA Operational Support Center at Diamond Head.

To register or for more information visit the event's Eventbrite.  


Biki planning an expansion


Biki will hold it's first "Expansion Open House" on Thursday at the Jefferson Elementary School cafeteria.

It will start at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m..

The bike sharing company will provide information about it's summer expansion plans.

The event is free and open to the public. 


Trades taking a spring break

Longer term, the trade winds may be taking an extended break as low pressure forms to the north of the state, bringing light southerly winds with afternoon clouds for much of the coming week.

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