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Marine Mammal Center, NOAA  bring first patients to hospital Olson Trust puts Wainaku Center up for sale State, county leaders formalize joint sustainability commitment Video from the Hanabusa and Schatz U.S. Senate candidate forum in Hilo Governor holds historic bill signing ceremony in Hilo Kulani Correctional Facility re-opens in Hilo Fun and festivities on Independence Day Kaiser Permanente welcomes patients to Kona Medical Office July 2014 After Dark in the Park Events at HVNP Fire destroys Kaumana home Friday (June 27)
 
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Marine Mammal Center, NOAA bring first patients to hospital

MEDIA RELEASE Malnourished Hawaiian monk seals from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are getting a second chance at survival thanks to The Marine Mammal Center’s new Hawaiian monk seal hospital, which is dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species. The seals reached the hospital Wednesday via the NOAA Research Vessel Hiialakai, which […]

Grounds include 3,000 feet of shoreline, an amphitheater, and several lanais

Olson Trust puts Wainaku Center up for sale

Denise Laitinen | Special to Hawaii 24/7 One of Hilo’s most well-known venues is on the market. Wainaku Ventures LLC, whose principal is the Edmund C. Olsen Trust II, has put the Wainaku Center up for sale. It is being listed for $8.25 million. Wainaku Ventures bought the 12-acre property for $7.7 million in 2012 […]

Governor also signs bills on juvenile justice, child care, sustainability

State, county leaders formalize joint sustainability commitment

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii’s four county mayors, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) leadership jointly launched the Aloha+ Challenge: A Culture of Sustainability – He Nohona Aeoia at a declaration signing held Monday at the Hawaii State Capitol. The statewide joint leadership commitment sets clear targets for clean energy transformation, local food production, […]

U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabus, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and moderator Sherry Bracken at the U.S. Senate candidate forum in Hilo Wednesday (July 2). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Video from the Hanabusa and Schatz U.S. Senate candidate forum in Hilo

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Video from the candidate forum featuring U.S. Senate candidates Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa Wednesday (July 2) at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

Abercrombie puts pen to five measures; first time governor signs bills into law on Big Island

Governor holds historic bill signing ceremony in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE In another first, Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday at Hilo Yacht Club enacted measures (Acts 167 to 171) relating to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, public lands, the Hilo-based Pacific International Space Center for Exploration, and Hawaiian Home Lands. It was the first time a governor of the State of Hawaii signed […]

First phase of approximately 25 inmates will be brought in this month; 175 to return over five months

Kulani Correctional Facility re-opens in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday joined Public Safety Department Director Ted Sakai and members of the East Hawaii community to mark the grand re-opening of Kulani Correctional Facility in Hilo. The facility closed in 2009, resulting in the displacement of nearly 100 staff and the transfer of almost 200 Hawaii inmates to other […]

Parades, baby turtles, rodeos, rubber duckies and fireworks

Fun and festivities on Independence Day

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Here’s what’s on offer for the Fourth of July weekend: PARKER RANCH RODEO Parker Ranch will celebrate their paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage at the 52nd Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races on Friday, July 4 at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. While celebrating our nation’s independence, Parker Ranch paniolo, […]

Family Fun Day, open house slated for noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at new facility

Kaiser Permanente welcomes patients to Kona Medical Office

MEDIA RELEASE Physicians, staff and patients celebrated the opening Tuesday of the Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office. The state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot facility in north Kona offers a full-service pharmacy and vision center, the latest in diagnostic imaging with digital mammography and digital general radiology, convenient lab services, pediatrics, family medicine and 25 other specialties. The three-building […]

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July 2014 After Dark in the Park Events at HVNP

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in July. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for […]

A fire inspector along with police investigate the scene of a fire which destroyed a Kaumana home Friday (June 27). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire destroys Kaumana home Friday (June 27)

View 143 Kualua Place – Structure Fire (6/27/14) in a larger map By Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:39 a.m. alarm Friday (June 27) to a structure fire at 143 Kualua Place in Kaumana. Crews arrived to find a single story three-bedroom home with the front half on fire along […]

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Police charge Kona man with attempted murder, victim in critical condition

July 5, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the man arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona. Monte Moreau, 44, of Hōnaunau was charged Saturday (July 5) with attempted second-degree murder. His bail was set at $100,000. He remains at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday […]

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Summer classes for seniors (July 7–Sept. 12)

July 4, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation invites kupuna to enroll in language, music and other classes offered July 7 through Sept. 12 at senior centers islandwide. Open to seniors at least 55 years old, classes typically cost $10 per person for the 10-week session. Registration ends Monday, July 14. To enroll, call […]

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‘Roast and Roots’ (July 19)

July 4, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Capping off a festive celebration of Hawaii’s most ono foods and coffees, Grammy nominee and twice Female Vocalist of the Year, Raiatea Helm is the icing on the cake. The first-ever “Roast & Roots” food event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay’s Convention […]

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Fire units responded to a 1:03 a.m. alarm Friday (July 4) to the Humuula Sheep Station off Mauna Kea Access Road for a fire.

Crews arrived to find Pohakuloa Training Area firefighters on the scene with the fire under control. Two historic wood cabins were destroyed and one quonset hut was 50 percent damaged.

Fire destroys part of historic Humuula Sheep Station Friday (July 4)

July 4, 2014

View Humuula Sheep Station in a larger map By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire units responded to a 1:03 a.m. alarm Friday (July 4) to the Humuula Sheep Station off Mauna Kea Access Road for a fire. Crews arrived to find Pohakuloa Training Area firefighters on the scene with the fire under control. Two historic wood […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona.

At 6:35 p.m. Thursday (July 3), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 83-5300 block of Highway 11 in Hōnaunau.

Kona man arrested in attempted murder investigation

July 4, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona. At 6:35 p.m. Thursday (July 3), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 83-5300 block of Highway 11 in Hōnaunau. At a house being rented to several tenants, police […]

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after strong 6.6M quake in Papua New Guinea

July 4, 2014

View M6.6 – 193km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea – 2014-07-04 15:00:26 UTC in a larger map Magnitude 6.6 Event Time 2014-07-04 15:00:26 UTC 2014-07-05 01:00:26 UTC+10:00 at epicenter 2014-07-04 05:00:26 Hawaii Standard Time Location 6.205°S 152.821°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi) Nearby Cities 193km (120mi) S of Taron, Papua New Guinea 214km (133mi) SSE of Kokopo, […]

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As of Thursday, July 3, 2014, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE As of Thursday, July 3, 2014, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: This is the official list from the Hawaii County Police Department Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this list call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. […]

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Strong 6.3M quake in South Pacific, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

July 3, 2014

View M6.3 – 193km SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand – 2014-07-03 19:50:05 UTC in a larger map Magnitude 6.3 Event Time 2014-07-03 19:50:05 UTC 2014-07-03 07:50:05 UTC-12:00 at epicenter 2014-07-03 09:50:05 Hawaii Standard Time Location 30.533°S 176.526°W depth=20.0km (12.4mi) Nearby Cities 193km (120mi) SE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 1017km (632mi) NE of Whakatane, […]

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With the approach of the long Fourth of July weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads.

Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday, July 6. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drunk Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Police to step-up DUI checkpoints and patrols due to the holiday weekend

July 3, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE With the approach of the long Fourth of July weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Thursday, July 3, and continuing through Sunday, July 6. The effort is part of […]

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The Hawaiʻi police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures:

Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waianuenue Ave, to Pauahi St.
Closed 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Alternate route is on Kamehameha Ave.
Lihiwai Place
Closed 2 a.m. July 4 to 10 a.m. July 5.
Kumu Street and Bishop Street
Closed 3 a.m. July 3 to 10 p.m. July 4.

Hilo road closures for Independence Day Friday (July 4)

July 3, 2014

View Road Closures on July 4-5, 2014 in a larger map MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures: Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waianuenue Ave, to Pauahi St.- Closed 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 4. Alternate route is on Kamehameha Ave. Lihiwai […]

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PTA to open for bow hunters July 5-6, 2014

July 3, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii – Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, July 5-6, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-4 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag […]

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Nahale is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for July

July 2, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Wyattlane Nahale as “Officer of the Month” for July in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (July 2) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nahale was honored for his diligence and hard work in organizing the 2014 Dare Day event on May 1 in Kailua-Kona. Nahale, who is the […]

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