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AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – As part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free car-seat safety inspections this Friday, June 27, and the fourth Friday of every following month this year. The inspections, which are being offered to all members of the public, are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

 

Upcoming dates:

Fridays, June 27, July 25 and August 22; half-hour appointments available between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

 

Where:

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

Toyota Prius named Best-Value New Car

HONOLULU Toyota Hawaii today announced the Toyota Prius has won top honor from Consumer Reports, which ranked America’s original hybrid as BEST VALUE for a new car, for a second year in a row.  Consumer Reports, a not-for-profit source of information that is neither influenced nor associated with any commercial interest, noted in its report, “…the (Honda) Civic costs more to own in the long run, and it can’t match the Prius’ combination of fuel efficiency, versatility, roominess, and outstanding reliability.”

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

Taking after its namesake, our mascot Poincy is all about “covering” the people of Hawaii.

While Poincy is every inch the action-oriented mascot, he’s a little shy when it comes to proclaiming his powers of strength and kindness. Now you can be the one to give Poincy his very own catchphrase. As part of our Mascot Catchphrase Challenge, First Insurance invites you to pen your best Poincy catchphrase for a chance to win $250 worth of free gas.

Here’s how to participate:

Mcdonald’s restaurants of Hawaii encourages local keiki to “look both ways” at school crosswalks

Mcdonald’s restaurants of Hawaii encourages local keiki to “look both ways” at school crosswalks

 

HONOLULU – Ronald McDonald has put his foot down at dozens of schools across the state to remind keiki and other pedestrians to be careful at school crossings. Ronald’s effort was part of McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program, part of the State of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in August, supported by the state Department of Transportation, the state Department of Education and all four county governments.

Thanks to Ronald, his bright red shoeprint safety decals can now be found at Hawaii elementary school sidewalks near crosswalks. The shoeprints are accompanied by a bold message in red and yellow to “STOP” and “LOOK BOTH WAYS” before crossing the street.

DOT H-1 Rehabilitation Project to begin in September

DOT H-1 Rehabilitation Project to begin in September

Beginning in September, the State Department of Transportation will begin a year-long H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project. The work will be done during nighttime hours from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Sunday nights through Friday mornings) and will span from the Middle Street overpass until Ward Avenue.

The project will include resurfacing lanes, upgrading lighting, improving drainage and adding an additional lane - similar to work done on the H-1 Freeway between the Punahou Street overpass and the Pali Highway off-ramp. The DOT says that up to 120 nights of full-lane closures in one direction at a time will be necessary.

"Having four lanes now – adding one lane in each direction – is going to help,” DOT Deputy Director – Projects Jadine Urasaki said. “It’s not going to resolve all of our traffic nightmares but it is going to try and help the quality of life in getting us to and from work.”