Archive | August, 2010

CDC: Annual cost of vehicle crashes exceeds $99B

CDC: Annual cost of vehicle crashes exceeds $99B

MEDIA RELEASE In a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $99 billion – with the cost of direct medical care accounting for $17 billion, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total annual cost amounts to nearly […]

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The Leleiwi Community Association organized a trail clean-up on Saturday (August 28) in Keaukaha.

Community members, along with the County of Hawai'i Parks and Recreation Department and the Hawai'i Police Department's Community Policing Section, worked in partnership to beautify the Lokoaka Trails. Trails begin from the parking lot area off Kalanianaole Avenue and lead to Carlsmith Beach Park and the Lalakea area.

Volunteers clean-up Lokoaka Trails in Keaukaha

The Leleiwi Community Association organized a trail clean-up on Saturday (August 28) in Keaukaha. Community members, along with the County of Hawai’i Parks and Recreation Department and the Hawai’i Police Department’s Community Policing Section, worked in partnership to beautify the Lokoaka Trails. Trails begin from the parking lot area off Kalanianaole Avenue and lead to […]

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Animal too sick to respond despite valiant efforts

Beaked whale dies at Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility

Animal too sick to respond despite valiant efforts

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Big Island police are searching for a 42-year-old Ka'ū woman reported as missing.

Grace Sosa Higgins of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates was last seen August 14.

She is described as 5-feet tall, 95 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She may be on Oahu.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call Officer Michael Dubberstein at 939-2520 or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Police searching for 42 year-old Ka‘u woman

Big Island police are searching for a 42-year-old Ka’ū woman reported as missing. Grace Sosa Higgins of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates was last seen August 14. She is described as 5-feet tall, 95 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She may be on Oahu. Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call […]

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a COBRA premium reduction for eligible individuals who were involuntarily terminated from employment through May 31, 2010. Individuals who qualified on or before May 31, 2010 may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, as long as they are not eligible for another group health plan or Medicare. Those individuals who qualified for the premium reduction were only required to pay 35 percent of the COBRA premium otherwise due to the plan.

Tips to make sure you don’t lose your COBRA coverage

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a COBRA premium reduction for eligible individuals who were involuntarily terminated from employment through May 31, 2010. Individuals who qualified on or before May 31, 2010 may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, as long as they are not eligible for another group […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 9.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Hawaii’s average gas prices rise 9 cents per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 9.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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As the O-Bon season comes to a close the congregation of 20 members of Honohina Hongwanji  Temple invited the community to the annual O-Bon services and dance.

Bon Dance at Honohina Hongwanji Temple in Ninole

As the O-Bon season comes to a close the congregation of 20 members of Honohina Hongwanji Temple invited the community to the annual O-Bon services and dance.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park partners with the US Postal Service in a special event—the First-Day-Issue of the Nature of America: Hawaiian Rain Forest Stamp. Free park entrance until noon for the 11 a.m. ceremonies.

Hawaiian Rain Forest Stamp ceremony, free park entrance Wednesday (Sept 1)

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park partners with the US Postal Service in a special event—the First-Day-Issue of the Nature of America: Hawaiian Rain Forest Stamp. Free park entrance until noon for the 11 a.m. ceremonies.

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FDIC tips for keeping costs down on checking, savings accounts

FDIC tips for keeping costs down on checking, savings accounts

MEDIA RELEASE New rules limit the fees banks and other financial institutions can charge on some services, so it’s possible that the costs of other services, such as checking and savings accounts, could go up. The Summer 2010 issue of FDIC Consumer News, published by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, features ways that careful consumers […]

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Triathlon titles staying in town, thanks to new husband-and-wife team

Henderson, Tanimoto win Lavaman Keauhou 2010 crowns

Triathlon titles staying in town, thanks to new husband-and-wife team

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Waimea is October 2 and 3, 2010 at the Anderson Arena, Mamalahoa Highway near mile maker 51. Team Captain Meetings, Cancer Survivor Tea Party and the Luminaria Ceremony in September and October.

Waimea Relay For Life meetings and events in September and October

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Waimea is October 2 and 3, 2010 at the Anderson Arena, Mamalahoa Highway near mile maker 51. Team Captain Meetings, Cancer Survivor Tea Party and the Luminaria Ceremony in September and October.

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Images from the Orchid Isle Ohana Kart Club races in Hilo.

Orchid Isle Ohana Kart Club races in Hilo

Images from the Orchid Isle Ohana Kart Club races in Hilo.

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The Coast Guard suspended the search for a possible swimmer in distress in Kakapa Bay on the Big Island, Friday (Aug 27).

Active searching was suspended at approximately 5:51 p.m. pending any further developments.

Coast Guard air and surface assets covered approximately 1,604.83 square nautical miles during approximately 24 hours of searching.

Coast Guard suspends search for possible swimmer in distress

The Coast Guard suspended the search for a possible swimmer in distress in Kakapa Bay on the Big Island, Friday (Aug 27). Active searching was suspended at approximately 5:51 p.m. pending any further developments. Coast Guard air and surface assets covered approximately 1,604.83 square nautical miles during approximately 24 hours of searching.

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Professor explores value of beaches, protecting environment

Professor explores value of beaches, protecting environment

MEDIA RELEASE | Newswise How much value do beachgoers place on protecting the environment of the beaches they visit? According to a new study published by Washington and Lee University economist James F. Casey, tourists visiting the Riviera Maya region of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula indicate a willingness to pay as much as $55 per visit […]

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