Closures in observance of Hawaii Statehood Day

Published: Aug. 17, 2012 at 7:36 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM HST
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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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