Archive | March, 2010

Hawaii's Woodshow announces 2010 show winners

Hawaii’s Woodshow announces 2010 show winners

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s Woodshow, the 18th annual statewide Juried Woodworking Show of the Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA), is open through Sunday, April 11 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts Academy Art Center. HFIA has announced winners in the 2010 exhibition. Best of Show honors went to Ricardo Vasquez for his piece “Holomoku” depicting a […]

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Waimea school to experiment with testing strategy

MEDIA RELEASE No one at Waimea Middle School could have dreamed that saying ‘No’ to student furloughs and ‘Yes’ to chewing gum might be among the local decisions they would make when they voted to become the state’s first public conversion charter school back in 2003. “But these are the kinds of decisions local schools […]

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Sponsors sought for Tropical Paws (May 14)

Sponsors sought for Tropical Paws (May 14)

MEDIA RELEASE The 14th annual Tropical Paws benefit event is scheduled for Friday, May 14. Bank of Hawaii and the Holdcroft Charitable Fund have stepped forward as event sponsors and additional sponsors are sought. Tropical Paws is Hawaii Island Humane Society’s most important fundraiser of the year. Silent and live auction donations and volunteers are […]

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Next farmers fish market, featuring all Big Island products and produce, is April 30

NELHA’s inaugural market reels in a crowd

Next farmers fish market, featuring all Big Island products and produce, is April 30

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Yuen, Udac, Cristobal heading to regional competition next month in Washington

Five Kona athletes score at state gymnastics meet

Yuen, Udac, Cristobal heading to regional competition next month in Washington

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Hirono announces $11.5M to train Hawaii's unemployed

Hirono announces $11.5M to train Hawaii’s unemployed

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) has announced the awarding of $11,594,576 in U.S. Department of Labor grant funding to provide counseling and training to Hawaii’s unemployed, as well as continue the effort to match island companies with workers who have the necessary skill sets. The federal funding will be distributed through the U.S […]

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A high surf advisory is in effect due to a large northwest swell forecast for Hawaii with possible 6-9 foot surf. A wind advisory with 30mph winds and gusts up to 50mph are forecast.

High surf and winds advisories until Wednesday

A high surf advisory is in effect due to a large northwest swell forecast for Hawaii with possible 6-9 foot surf. A wind advisory with 30mph winds and gusts up to 50mph are forecast.

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in locating two women and one man in connection with a burglary on January 13. Police are seeking 29-year-old Lorene "Rene" Okamoto, 44-year-old Lorne Ito and 34-year-old Diana "Malia" Cabbab.

Police seeking two women and a man in connection with Puna burglary

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating two women and one man in connection with a burglary on January 13. Police are seeking 29-year-old Lorene “Rene” Okamoto, 44-year-old Lorne Ito and 34-year-old Diana “Malia” Cabbab.

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Big Island police are warning the public about a mail scam.

An 82-year-old Hilo man reported receiving a letter from an address in France claiming the recipient had won millions of dollars. The letter says the winnings will be deposited in the recipient's bank account and asks for $25,000 in legal fees so an attorney can assist with the transaction.

Police warn about mail scam

Big Island police are warning the public about a mail scam. An 82-year-old Hilo man reported receiving a letter from an address in France claiming the recipient had won millions of dollars. The letter says the winnings will be deposited in the recipient’s bank account and asks for $25,000 in legal fees so an attorney […]

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Another torrid day by Keoni Manago at the plate and the reigning Pacific West Conference player of the year raised his batting average to .408 and led the University of Hawaii at Hilo to a Pacific West Conference doubleheader sweep of the Academy of Art University on the Contra Costa College field in San Pablo, Calif.

UH-Hilo sweeps Academy of Art University in baseball

Another torrid day by Keoni Manago at the plate and the reigning Pacific West Conference player of the year raised his batting average to .408 and led the University of Hawaii at Hilo to a Pacific West Conference doubleheader sweep of the Academy of Art University on the Contra Costa College field in San Pablo, […]

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BIIF golf results from Volcano Country Club

Ciera Min, of Waiakea High School, and Nainoa Calip, of Kamehameha-Hawaii, shot the day’s lowest scores during the BIIF golf meet at Volcano Country Club.

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GasBuddy: Prices barely budge (March 29)

GasBuddy: Prices barely budge (March 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii moved just 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g. This compares with the national average that has stayed flat, moving just 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/g, according to gasoline price Web site HawaiiGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

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The National Academy of Sciences – an independent body using top scientific experts - will examine the broad subject of unintended acceleration and electronic vehicle controls across the entire automotive industry. Separately, the NHTSA, which is the DOT’s auto safety agency, has enlisted NASA engineers with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to help tackle the issue of unintended vehicle acceleration in Toyotas.

LaHood announces major investigations to resolve issue of sudden acceleration

The National Academy of Sciences – an independent body using top scientific experts – will examine the broad subject of unintended acceleration and electronic vehicle controls across the entire automotive industry. Separately, the NHTSA, which is the DOT’s auto safety agency, has enlisted NASA engineers with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, […]

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The Hawai'i Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating possible witnesses to an investigation. According to the victim, at approximate 4:10 p.m. Monday (March 29), he was traveling east on Kawili Street fronting Waiākea High School in a silver Honda Civic when he was confronted by a man riding a black BMX bicycle.

Police seek witnesses to bike rage incident

The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating possible witnesses to an investigation. According to the victim, at approximate 4:10 p.m. Monday (March 29), he was traveling east on Kawili Street fronting Waiākea High School in a silver Honda Civic when he was confronted by a man riding a black BMX […]

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