Archive | June, 2009

Two Kona coast parks to close early on July 4

Two Kona coast parks to close early on July 4

MEDIA RELEASE KONA — Two Kona coast state parks will close early on Saturday, July 4, to reduce the chances of fire spreading from illegal fireworks. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kekaha Kai State Park will closed at 5:30 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m. “We are closing these parks early to discourage […]

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DLNR: fireworks and alcohol are not permitted in state parks, forest and harbors

DLNR: fireworks and alcohol are not permitted in state parks, forest and harbors

MEDIA RELEASE July 4 holiday safety reminders from DLNR: Fireworks, alcohol not permitted in state parks, forests and harbors Keep safe distances away from fireworks displays HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public about safety prohibitions regarding July 4 celebrations statewide. “To protect both people and natural resources […]

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Keahuolu Village planning workshop in Kona July 7

Keahuolu Village planning workshop in Kona July 7

MEDIA RELEASE A Keahuolu Village planning workshop is being held Tuesday, July 7 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Discovery Room of the Royal Kona Resort by Forest City Hawaii. Forest City Hawaii, in partnership with the State of Hawaii, invites the public to participate in an evening workshop to gather community input on its […]

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Amazon.com closes associates accounts for Hawaii residents

Amazon.com closes associates accounts for Hawaii residents

Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Internet retail giant Amazon.com closed the associate accounts of Hawaii residents as of Tuesday, June 30, in reaction to House Bill 1405, which would collect taxes on all sales to Hawaii-based customers should the associates program continue. House Bill 1405 takes effect Wednesday, July 1. Amazon.com has urged associates affiliated with the company, or its sister […]

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Colorado firm expands recall of beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON, June 28, 2009 – JBS Swift Beef Company, a Greeley, Colo., establishment is voluntarily expanding its June 24 recall to include approximately 380,000 pounds of assorted beef primal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Together with traceback […]

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DOH confirms first Hawaii death involving H1N1 flu

DOH confirms first Hawaii death involving H1N1 flu

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has confirmed novel H1N1 influenza infection likely contributed to underlying medical conditions that caused the death of an adult in her late 60’s on June 19 at Tripler Army Medical Center.   The Oahu resident is the first death in Hawaii associated with the new flu strain and […]

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DUI stats for week of June 23-29

DUI stats for week of June 23-29

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of June 23, 2009, through June 29, 2009, Big Island police arrested 30 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 694 DUI arrests compared with 686 during the same period last […]

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Two men wanted by police found

Two men wanted by police found

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE (6/29/09) Hawai’i Police Department detectives have located two men who were wanted for questioning in separate assault investigations. On Tuesday, June 23, Noah A. K. Dawson, 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, abuse of a family/household member and first-degree burglary. His bail was set at $12,000. He had been sought […]

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Nomination deadline for UH-Hilo Hall of Fame is July 10

Nomination deadline for UH-Hilo Hall of Fame is July 10

MEDIA RELEASE The nomination deadline for the 14th University of Hawai`i at Hilo Vulcan Athletic Hall of Fame induction class is Friday, July 10. Categories for prospective honorees are athlete, coach, administrator and community member. Athlete nominees must have completed their eligibility at UH Hilo and completed their playing days at the end of the […]

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Firefighters quickly put out vehicle fire in Waiakea Sunday morning

View Larger Map Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 10:21 a.m. alarm for a vehicle fire near the intersection of Mililani Street and Lanikaula Street in Waiakea. Firefighters found a 1990 two-door Honda sedan engulfed in flames. Crews extingushed the blaze using firefighting foam and had the fire under control within four minutes of arriving at […]

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CARS to put safer, more fuel efficient vehicles on road

CARS to put safer, more fuel efficient vehicles on road

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said his department stands ready to implement a new buyer incentive program signed into law this week  by President Obama which will help consumers pay for new, more fuel efficient vehicles when they trade-in a less fuel efficient car or truck. “At this important time for the industry, […]

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High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m.

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 336 AM HST SUN JUN 28 2009 NIIHAU-KAUAI WINDWARD-KAUAI LEEWARD-OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-MOLOKAI WINDWARD-MOLOKAI LEEWARD-LANAI MAKAI-KAHOOLAWE-MAUI LEEWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND-BIG ISLAND NORTH AND EAST- 336 AM HST SUN JUN 28 2009 …HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING… SURF […]

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Gillette repeats; Slaby taking women's crown home to Oahu; Big Island runners take 1/2 marathon titles.

Kona Marathon, fun runs include 1,235 athletes

Gillette repeats; Slaby taking women’s crown home to Oahu; Big Island runners take 1/2 marathon titles.

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'Papayas and bitter melons' lunch Sunday in Keauhou

‘Papayas and bitter melons’ lunch Sunday in Keauhou

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