Archive | January, 2010

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Wind advisory for Big Island summits

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING… WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED TODAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… THESE STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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The refrigerator’s door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. About 2,700 sold. Liebherr has received 13 reports of doors detaching, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.

Liebherr recalls built-in refrigerators due to injury hazard; door can detach

The refrigerator’s door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. About 2,700 sold. Liebherr has received 13 reports of doors detaching, including two reports of injuries involving bruising and strains.

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Efforts underway to improve island’s trauma care

Efforts underway to improve island’s trauma care

MEDIA RELEASE Today (Jan. 29) marks the official first step in improving trauma care on the island. The inaugural meeting of the Big Island Trauma Advisory Council (BITAC), consisting of hospital leadership, physicians and emergency first responders from all regions of the island, is 9:30-11:30 a.m. at North Hawaii Community Hospital in the Mauna Kea […]

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Thursday's (Jan 28) game between the Hilo Vikings and the visiting Waiakea Warriors  was everything a battle for first place should be.

Waiakea Warriors defeat the Vikings in basketball

Thursday’s (Jan 28) game between the Hilo Vikings and the visiting Waiakea Warriors was everything a battle for first place should be.

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Obama urged to prioritize clean energy, climate legislation

Obama urged to prioritize clean energy, climate legislation

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 16 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Barack Obama this week urging the president to prioritize clean energy and climate legislation capable of creating new economic opportunities. “Passing climate legislation is not only critical for the environment, it will be a major job […]

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Dedication of new county buses in Hilo (Jan. 29)

Dedication of new county buses in Hilo (Jan. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to the dedication of new Hele On buses at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at the county building on Aupuni Street in Hilo. The buses are part of a package of nine new 33- and-49 passenger coaches. Seven were purchased with federal monies earmarked through the efforts of U.S. […]

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The Kohala Cowboys beat the Hawaii Prep Ka Makani in boy's basketball at Castle Gym in Waimea. Both the JV and Varsity teams of Kohala rounded-up wins Thursday night (Jan 28).

Varsity and JV scores for Kohala at Hawaii Prep basketball

The Kohala Cowboys beat the Hawaii Prep Ka Makani in boy’s basketball at Castle Gym in Waimea. Both the JV and Varsity teams of Kohala rounded-up wins Thursday night (Jan 28).

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DLNR replacing Wailoa River rec area water system

DLNR replacing Wailoa River rec area water system

MEDIA RELEASE Starting Monday, Feb. 1, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will begin construction to replace the potable water system at Wailoa State Recreation Area. The improvements include the replacement of the water main starting from its connection on Manono Street and running into park grounds. This water main will connect with […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Jan. 20

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of Jan. 20

(Activity updates are written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.)  Surface flows have been active near the top of the pali within and just above the Royal Gardens subdivision. The westernmost of these flows was slowly moving downslope along Alii Avenue and had reached down to about the 1400-ft elevation by […]

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Volcano Watch: Lights, camera, eruption! Volcanoes in the movies

Volcano Watch: Lights, camera, eruption! Volcanoes in the movies

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) As Volcano Awareness Month nears its end, we conclude our look at volcanoes and society by exploring the cinematic treatment of volcanoes over the last century. Given the infamy of the A.D. 79 eruption of Vesuvius, it is […]

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Sopogy wins SmallBiz Success Award for innovation

Sopogy wins SmallBiz Success Award for innovation

MEDIA RELEASE Sopogy, Inc., the world’s first micro-concentrated solar power provider, garnered an award in the Innovation category presented at the Hawaii Business 2010 SmallBiz Success Awards Event at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Hawaii Business magazine annually honors outstanding Hawaii-based small businesses for rapid sales growth, a unique product, notable longevity, overcoming an unusual challenge […]

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Alii Gardens Marketplace Haiti relief fundraiser (Feb. 6)

Alii Gardens Marketplace Haiti relief fundraiser (Feb. 6)

MEDIA RELEASE The small business owners at Alii Gardens Marketplace are planning a giant rummage sale to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake disaster. The sale is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders. Residents are invited to donate items to […]

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Bills advance on military homelessness, health care

Bills advance on military homelessness, health care

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, chaired by Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), approved comprehensive legislation to respond to potential environmental hazard exposures on military installations, expand efforts to reduce veteran homelessness, and strengthen VA health care. Akaka’s military exposure legislation would provide care for individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Camp Lejeune and Atsugi […]

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The County of Hawai‘i closed escrow today on the purchase of a 151-acre oceanfront property in North Kohala known as Kaiholena North.

County buys 151 acres of North Kohala coastline property

The County of Hawai‘i closed escrow today on the purchase of a 151-acre oceanfront property in North Kohala known as Kaiholena North.

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