Archive | March, 2010

From water polo captain to pageant crown, Waiohinu teen has a weekend to remember

Makuakane wins Miss Ka‘u Coffee 2010

From water polo captain to pageant crown, Waiohinu teen has a weekend to remember

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Hawaiian, mechanics union reach tentative agreement

Hawaiian, mechanics union reach tentative agreement

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines has announced a tentative agreement has been reached with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 142 on a four-year contract offering increased compensation for members and operational improvements for the company. Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said, “As we have done with all of our new labor […]

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HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Teachers are on board with a deal between their union – State Teachers Association – and the Board of Education to end furlough Fridays. HSTA gave its members a chance to have their say on a proposal that would require approval from the Legislature and the governor to […]

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In BIIF girls softball the host Waiakea Warriors defeated the visiting Kamehameha-Hawaii Warriors 11-1.

Waiakea crushes Kamehameha-Hawaii 11-1 in softball

In BIIF girls softball the host Waiakea Warriors defeated the visiting Kamehameha-Hawaii Warriors 11-1.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for leeward sections of all islands due to critical fire weather conditions. NWS has also issued a high surf advisory for north and east facing shores of the Big Island along with a high wind warning.

NWS issues warnings and advisories for fire, high winds and high surf

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for leeward sections of all islands due to critical fire weather conditions. NWS has also issued a high surf advisory for north and east facing shores of the Big Island along with a high wind warning.

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Hawaii will receive $751,459 for the construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of affordable housing units in all four counties, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today.

The money was awarded to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation through a grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Hawaii to receive more than $700,000 for affordable housing development

Hawaii will receive $751,459 for the construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of affordable housing units in all four counties, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today. The money was awarded to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation through a grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Windy weather continues within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, with gusts buffeting some park areas at over 50 mph. To protect visitors from fallen tree debris and other hazards, rangers have closed the following until further notice: Mauna Loa Rd & Trail, Red Hill Cabin, Mauna Loa Summit Cabin and Namakanipaio Campground.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes campground, Mauna Loa Road and cabins due to high winds

Windy weather continues within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, with gusts buffeting some park areas at over 50 mph. To protect visitors from fallen tree debris and other hazards, rangers have closed the following until further notice: Mauna Loa Rd & Trail, Red Hill Cabin, Mauna Loa Summit Cabin and Namakanipaio Campground.

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Big Island police have located Joel Elliot Collins, who was reported missing.

He was found unharmed in Kea'au at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday (March 31).

Updated: Police find New Jersey man reported missing

Big Island police have located Joel Elliot Collins, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed in Kea’au at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday (March 31).

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Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. today announced the signing into law of SB 2740, which he proposed during the legislative session to establish May 10 as Saint Damien Day in Hawai‘i.

Lt. Governor Aiona announces change in law to establish May 10 as Saint Damien Day in Hawai‘i

Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. today announced the signing into law of SB 2740, which he proposed during the legislative session to establish May 10 as Saint Damien Day in Hawai‘i.

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Due to strong winds, the Waimea Transfer Station will be closed today at 9:30 a.m. to ensure public and employee safety.

Weather conditions at other transfer stations are currently being assessed to determine whether more closings will occur.

The Waimea Transfer Station is scheduled to reopen on Thursday if weather conditions improve.

Strong winds force closure of Waimea transfer station Wednesday (March 31)

Due to strong winds, the Waimea Transfer Station will be closed today at 9:30 a.m. to ensure public and employee safety. Weather conditions at other transfer stations are currently being assessed to determine whether more closings will occur. The Waimea Transfer Station is scheduled to reopen on Thursday if weather conditions improve.

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The extension cords and power strips have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers. About 12,000 cords have been manufactured.

Howard Berger recalls extension cords and power strips due to fire hazard

The extension cords and power strips have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers. About 12,000 cords have been manufactured.

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Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka were on the Big Island Tuesday (March 30) to attend ceremonies for county projects backed by federal earmarks and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

Senator Inouye visits the Big Island and federally funded projects

Senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka were on the Big Island Tuesday (March 30) to attend ceremonies for county projects backed by federal earmarks and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

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Fair Wind employees honored at Circle of Excellence awards

Fair Wind employees honored at Circle of Excellence awards

MEDIA RELEASE Four dedicated Fair Wind employees were singled out for awards at the recent Circle of Excellence ceremony. The Circle of Excellence awards were established by Fair Wind for outstanding performance and contributions to the Fair Wind mission. “We are excited to honor this year’s award recipients for their hard work and creative thinking […]

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'Day at Hulihee' celebrates palace reopening

‘Day at Hulihee’ celebrates palace reopening

‘Day at Hulihee’ festivities marked the re-opening of the Kona landmark after extensive renovations to repair earthquake damage. The event included arts & crafts, entertainment and food, and drew residents and visitors to the palace grounds Saturday, March 27. Hulihee Palace reopened for self-guided tours last fall. Museum and gift shop hours are 10 a.m.-3 […]

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