Archive | May, 2010

HPU erased a two-run fifth inning deficit to win its first NCAA Division II Softball College World Series title. The Sea Warriors plated four runs in the fifth inning to hold on to beat Valdosta State, 4-3, in the title game.

“What a win,” said Coach Bryan Nakasone. “It was a long road and nothing came easily and especially not this game.”

HPU softball rallies to win NCAA DII World Series title

HPU erased a two-run fifth inning deficit to win its first NCAA Division II Softball College World Series title. The Sea Warriors plated four runs in the fifth inning to hold on to beat Valdosta State, 4-3, in the title game. “What a win,” said Coach Bryan Nakasone. “It was a long road and nothing […]

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Video from the Powwow held in Hilo over the Memorial Day weekend at Wailoa River State Park.

5th Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow at Wailoa River Park

Video from the Powwow held in Hilo over the Memorial Day weekend at Wailoa River State Park.

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A lucky duck enjoys the Wailoa River as fishermen, not duck hunters, try their luck on a Sunday afternoon (May 30).

Wish you were here? Wailoa River in Hilo

A lucky duck enjoys the Wailoa River as fishermen, not duck hunters, try their luck on a Sunday afternoon (May 30).

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Former Congressman Ed Case, sacrificing his ambition for his political party, withdrew Sunday from the Democratic primary for Congress to prevent a divisive clash with state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa that could have weakened the party's chances against U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, R-Hawaii, in November.

Case stuns with withdrawal from Hawaii congressional primary

Former Congressman Ed Case, sacrificing his ambition for his political party, withdrew Sunday from the Democratic primary for Congress to prevent a divisive clash with state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa that could have weakened the party’s chances against U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, R-Hawaii, in November.

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The 33rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards — Hawaii's version of the Grammys for locally produced music — commenced Sunday night at the Hawaii Convention Center, with long-time industry favorites and newly beloved performers being recognized for their contributions to the local music scene.

Hoku awardees shine; Mailani, Willie K named best vocalists

The 33rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards — Hawaii’s version of the Grammys for locally produced music — commenced Sunday night at the Hawaii Convention Center, with long-time industry favorites and newly beloved performers being recognized for their contributions to the local music scene.

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Cool and windy Monday leads fund-raising walker into Kurtistown; cruising through Hilo during Tuesday's segment

Day 4 & 5: Lovato just keeps on truckin’

Cool and windy Monday leads fund-raising walker into Kurtistown; cruising through Hilo during Tuesday’s segment

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There have been no warnings issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center regarding this earthquake.

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Costa Rica

There have been no warnings issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center regarding this earthquake.

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Family-owned company produces gourmet, artisan honey and is best known for its Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey

Volcano Island Honey honored for green business practices

Family-owned company produces gourmet, artisan honey and is best known for its Rare Hawaiian Organic White Honey

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10 a.m. alarm Monday (May 31) for a capsized 16-18 foot catamaran style boat offshore the Papaikou/Onomea area north of Hilo.

Rescue Chopper One spotted two people hanging onto the hull of the overturned vessel five miles offshore. The fire department rescue boat was dispatched to the scene and brought the people back to Hilo Harbor. The vessel was reported to be unsalvageable at a loss of $5,000.

Two rescued from capsized boat north of Hilo

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10 a.m. alarm Monday (May 31) for a capsized 16-18 foot catamaran style boat offshore the Papaikou/Onomea area north of Hilo. Rescue Chopper One spotted two people hanging onto the hull of the overturned vessel five miles offshore. The fire department rescue boat was dispatched to the scene and brought […]

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Non-profits needed to fill out Summer Youth Employment Program

Non-profits needed to fill out Summer Youth Employment Program

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor We’ve got the kids. Now we need some summer work for them. Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona was in Kona last week to talk up the Summer Youth Employment Program, which is using $3 million of federal stimulus money to put students to work. During his visit to the […]

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The Big Island Auto Club's Memorial Day Drags at the Hilo Drag Strip.

Fast times at Hilo, HI

The Big Island Auto Club’s Memorial Day Drags at the Hilo Drag Strip.

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Honolulu-based Cutter Walnut to help with Gulf oil spill

Honolulu-based Cutter Walnut to help with Gulf oil spill

MEDIA RELEASE The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is deploying to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response today. The Walnut has the capabilities to deploy Spilled Oil Recovery System to help clean up the largest oil spill the United States has seen since the Exxon Valdez spill […]

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Governor Memorial Day message

Governor Memorial Day message

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii State flag to be flown at half-staff at all state and county buildings on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from sunrise to noon, in deep respect for patriots who have sacrificed their lives for our nation, and at full-staff from noon until sunset as a symbol […]

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Mayor Billy Kenoi and members of his staff will attend a community talk-story meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Pahoa Neighborhood Center. The focus of the meeting will be the proposed County budget. The public is invited to attend and ask questions. For information, call the Mayor's office, 961-8211.

Mayor Kenoi talk-story session set for Pahoa Wednesday (June 2)

Mayor Billy Kenoi and members of his staff will attend a community talk-story meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Pahoa Neighborhood Center. The focus of the meeting will be the proposed County budget. The public is invited to attend and ask questions. For information, call the Mayor’s office, 961-8211.

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