Archive | July, 2009

Pot left on stove starts structure fire in Waiakea

Pot left on stove starts structure fire in Waiakea

View Larger Map Tuesday (July 28) fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:40 p.m. alarm for a structure fire at 1644 Alu Street in Waiakea. Occupants of the home were alerted by the arrival of friend who found heavy smoke and the stove on fire. They then used blankets and water from a nearby laundry area […]

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UH-Hilo awarded $1.7M Native Hawaiian educational improvement grant

UH-Hilo awarded $1.7M Native Hawaiian educational improvement grant

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received more than $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to upgrade educational opportunities for Native Hawaiian students. The funding is part of a $6.4 million grant awarded to various Hawaiʻi colleges and universities from the Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions program, which helps schools enhance […]

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First image from new GOES-14 satellite

First image from new GOES-14 satellite

From approximately 35,786 km (22,236 miles) in space, NOAA’s newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – GOES-14 – took its first full-disk visible image of the earth on July 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. GOES-14, launched on June 27, 2009, from Cape Canaveral, Fla., joins three other NOAA operational GOES spacecraft that help the agency’s […]

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ATV theft in Honomalino Acres area of South Kona

ATV theft in Honomalino Acres area of South Kona

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen all-terrain vehicle, identifying the person or persons who took it, or both. The Red ATV was taken from a home in the Honomalino Acres area of South Kona sometime between June 14 and June 19. The ATV is a Yamaha […]

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Small Business Association recovery week events in Hilo and Waimea

Small Business Association recovery week events in Hilo and Waimea

MEDIA RELEASE SBA Recovery Week Connects Small Businesses with Financial Resources Lenders Join SBA to Assist Prospective Borrowers across the State If you are one of the many small business owners across the state looking for solutions to problems created by the economic crisis and tight credit markets, the upcoming “SBA Recovery Connections“ event is […]

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Tuesday evening (July 28) a single car accident on Paradise Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park sent a woman and two children to the hospital.

Three hurt in Hawaiian Paradise Park car accident

Tuesday evening (July 28) a single car accident on Paradise Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park sent a woman and two children to the hospital.

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State Attorney General on HGEA furlough case

State Attorney General on HGEA furlough case

MEDIA RELEASE BY STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK BENNETT “Governor Linda Lingle and I have reviewed the final judgment of Judge Karl Sakamoto in the case brought by the Hawai‘i Government Employees Association (HGEA) against the State, seeking an injunction against Governor Lingle’s decision to implement three furlough days per month for state employees. The State […]

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'Enchanted Fantasy' show to benefit Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS foundation Aug. 1

‘Enchanted Fantasy’ show to benefit Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS foundation Aug. 1

MEDIA RELEASE Dreams will come true with a charmed night of ‘Enchanted Fantasy’ The public is invited to escape the humdrum of routine life and enjoy an arousing night of delight and celebration Saturday, Aug. 1 at “Enchanted Fantasy”. The show aims to raise awareness of the Travys House, which was established to be a […]

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GOES-11 satellites eyeing two Eastern Pacific areas for tropical development

Hurricane season 2009: Two Eastern Pacific lows (Eastern Pacific)

GOES-11 satellites eyeing two Eastern Pacific areas for tropical development

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A patch of warmer than average ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific on July 26, 2009, revealed the onset of El Niño conditions.

El Nino conditions set in across Pacific Ocean

A patch of warmer than average ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific on July 26, 2009, revealed the onset of El Niño conditions.

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Hawaii’s legacy land conservation program seeks  applicants for land acquisition funding

Hawaii’s legacy land conservation program seeks applicants for land acquisition funding

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Legacy Land Conservation Program (LLCP) is seeking applicants for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to fund the protection, through acquisition, of lands having value as a resource to the State of Hawai‘i. State agencies, county agencies, and non-profit land conservation organizations may […]

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DUI stats for the week of July 21-27 on the Big Island

DUI stats for the week of July 21-27 on the Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of July 21, 2009, through July 27, 2009, Big Island police arrested 15 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 789 DUI arrests compared with 803 during the same period […]

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New York leads spending per pupil, Hawaii 14th in 2007

New York leads spending per pupil, Hawaii 14th in 2007

MEDIA RELEASE New York leads in per-pupil public education spending at nearly $16,000, Census Bureau reports Public schools in New York spent $15,981 per pupil in 2007, which was more than any other state or state equivalent, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. (See Table 11.) New Jersey ($15,691) and the […]

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Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine: Questions & Answers

Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine: Questions & Answers

MEDIA RELEASE Q. What are the plans for developing novel H1N1 vaccine? A. Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of influenza, and the U.S. government is working closely with manufacturers to take steps in the process to manufacture a novel H1N1 vaccine. Working together with scientists in the public and private […]

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