Archive | July, 2009

Sen. Espero speaks out on Kulani closure

Sen. Espero speaks out on Kulani closure

 Sen. Will Espero has written to the governor, urging her to use the facility for women inmates. Espero’s letter appears courtesy of www.hawaiisenatemajority.com: Dear Governor Lingle, I am writing to express my disappointment in the decision to close Kulani Correctional Facility. I know we are facing difficult financial times, but giving up a correctional facility […]

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Waiakea High School program veterans participate in NASA Robotics Academy summer internship

Big Island students helping develop lunar micro rover

Waiakea High School program veterans participate in NASA Robotics Academy summer internship

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Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School students in grades 6-8 got ready for school with uniforms and school supplies Thursday (July 30).

Students gear-up for school in Waimea

Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School students in grades 6-8 got ready for school with uniforms and school supplies Thursday (July 30).

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Thousands expected at state canoe racing championships Saturday in Hilo Bay

Thousands expected at state canoe racing championships Saturday in Hilo Bay

MEDIA RELEASE The Moku O Hawai’i Outrigger Association will host the 2009 HCRA State Championship on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the Hilo Bay Canoe area in Hilo on the Island of Hawai’i. Opening ceremony will begin at 7:30 am and races will follow throughout the day. A total of 57 halau from throughout the […]

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Live multimedia broadcasts on the Big Island begin August 1st

Live multimedia broadcasts on the Big Island begin August 1st

MEDIA RELEASE July 20, 2009, Big Island of Hawaii….. Big Island residents will be able to receive news, information and entertainment live and in real time starting 5:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, when Big Island Live Broadcasting Network (BILB) launches its premier broadcast via the internet on www.bigislandlive.com. The unified multimedia network will be using […]

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Future physicians train in Neighbor Island communities

Future physicians train in Neighbor Island communities

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) Medical School Travel Support Program has provided nearly $90,000 to subsidize travel and living expenses for medical students assisting physicians on Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii (Hilo and Kona).  The program, part of a two-year commitment with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), provides […]

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Earthquake repairs slated for Kailua library

Earthquake repairs slated for Kailua library

MEDIA RELEASE Kailua-Kona Public Library is scheduled to close from Saturday, Aug. 1 to Monday, Aug. 10 to complete earthquake repairs. While the library is closed, the book drops will remain open, and pick up dates for holds will be extended. Customers are encouraged to log-on to the HSPLS website, www.librarieshawaii.org from their home or […]

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Vendors sought for Fern Acres garage sale

MEDIA RELEASE Fern Acres Community Association is planning a huge garage sale and fund-raiser where you can see, buy or barter. Funds are being raised for the Fern Acres fire truck garage and other community projects. The event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the FACA Community Association, Pole 7 on Lehua St. […]

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Kona Village Resort garners three awards

Kona Village Resort garners three awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA Hawaii) honored the best in public relations with its 26th annual PRSA Hawaii Koa Anvil Awards recently. From nearly 120 entries, a record 61 Koa Anvil and Hammer awards were presented to recognize excellence in both public relations programs and tactics, respectively. […]

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Hilo dealer enrolled in CARS program

Hilo dealer enrolled in CARS program

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor If you want to take advantage of the federal Car Allowance Rebate System, head to Hilo. The official Web site has two listings for dealers on the Big Island who have signed up with the program. Inter Pacific Motors Inc., or Orchid Isle Auto Center, is listed twice – both with […]

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Police cracking down on ATV riders on public roads

Police cracking down on ATV riders on public roads

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i Police Department is warning the public that officers will continue to issue citations to anyone who operates a dirt bike or all-terrain vehicle on any public road in Hawai’i County. This includes state and county roads as well as private roads open to the public. Vehicles that use public roads and […]

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Skate park blessing and vert contest Saturday in Pahoa

Skate park blessing and vert contest Saturday in Pahoa

View Pahoa Skate Park in a larger map MEDIA RELEASE A Skate Contest and Anti-Drug Driving Awareness Project event will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Pāhoa Skate Park (check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.). The contest, called “King of the Vert,” is being coordinated by Hawai‘i Broadcast Media Center and Healing Our […]

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This system is moving to the west at 10 to 15 mph, placing it west of 140W in the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility Thursday afternoon or evening. Once in the central Pacific, development, if any, would be slow to occur.

Thunderstorm system moving into Central Pacific

This system is moving to the west at 10 to 15 mph, placing it west of 140W in the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility Thursday afternoon or evening. Once in the central Pacific, development, if any, would be slow to occur.

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Hilo man arrested for stabbing incident Monday

Hilo man arrested for stabbing incident Monday

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai’i Police Department detectives have charged a 29-year-old Hilo man with assault and terroristic threatening after a Monday morning altercation with a 27-year-old Kea’au man (on July 27) left the Kea’au man with a stab wound to the shoulder. Radley Ruben is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $2,000 bail. […]

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