Archive | September, 2010

Condera appointed to National Organic Standards Board

Condera appointed to National Organic Standards Board

MEDIA RELEASE Colehour Bondera, vice president of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association, has been appointed to the National Organic Standards Board. With endorsements from Sen. Dan Inouye and former US Congressman and current candidate for Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, Bondera was selected to be one of 15 board members who set the National Standards for […]

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Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced today that on September 29, 2010, Jaime Harry Pacheco, a 36 year-old resident of Hilo, Hawaii, was sentenced to ten years in prison for the offenses of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree and Ownership or Possession of Firearm Prohibited.

Hilo man sentenced to 10 years in prison

Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced today that on September 29, 2010, Jaime Harry Pacheco, a 36 year-old resident of Hilo, Hawaii, was sentenced to ten years in prison for the offenses of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree and Ownership or Possession of Firearm Prohibited.

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Hawaii and Kauai County will receive $5.925 million to build a transit facility and buy new buses, Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced.
 
Hawaii County will receive the bulk of the money, $4 million to construct a one-stop transportation facility in Hilo and $1 million for the purchase of Americans with Disability Act compliant new buses

Big Island to receive $5M for transit facility and new buses

Hawaii and Kauai County will receive $5.925 million to build a transit facility and buy new buses, Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced. Hawaii County will receive the bulk of the money, $4 million to construct a one-stop transportation facility in Hilo and $1 million for the purchase of Americans with Disability Act compliant new buses

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Hostess Brands, Inc. of Irving, Texas, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins multi-packs sold in retail stores throughout the United States with the knowledge of the FDA. Some of these multi-packs may contain muffins with undeclared walnuts, which is an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious illness or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Hostess Brands, Inc. issues voluntary recall of Hostess Mini Muffins (chocolate chip variety) due to unlabeled allergen

Hostess Brands, Inc. of Irving, Texas, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins multi-packs sold in retail stores throughout the United States with the knowledge of the FDA. Some of these multi-packs may contain muffins with undeclared walnuts, which is an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk […]

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The Hawaii County Housing Agency will meet Tuesday, October 5 in Hilo. Hawai‘i County Housing Agency is comprised of the Hawai‘i County Council members

Hawai’i County Housing Agency to meet Tuesday (Oct 5) in Hilo council chambers

The Hawaii County Housing Agency will meet Tuesday, October 5 in Hilo. Hawai‘i County Housing Agency is comprised of the Hawai‘i County Council members

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The Hawai'i State Law Enforcement Officials Association has named Officers Jared Cabatu and Erich Jackson as the Hawai'i Police Department's Officers of the Year for 2010.

The officers were honored for talking down a juvenile male who was threatening to hang himself from a church rooftop. Both officers climbed a ladder onto the roof and established a rapport with the boy, eventually persuading him to untie a rope from around his neck that he had attached to a beam.

Cabatu and Jackson are officers of the year

The Hawai’i State Law Enforcement Officials Association has named Officers Jared Cabatu and Erich Jackson as the Hawai’i Police Department’s Officers of the Year for 2010. The officers were honored for talking down a juvenile male who was threatening to hang himself from a church rooftop. Both officers climbed a ladder onto the roof and […]

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VA to review Vietnam vet 'Brown Water' disability claims

VA to review Vietnam vet ‘Brown Water’ disability claims

MEDIA RELEASE Following oversight requests from Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), the Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to review the cases of nearly 17,000 “Brown Water” and other Vietnam Era veterans who claimed disabilities related to Agent Orange. VA had previously denied a number of claims without properly determining whether […]

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Hawaii High School Rodeo Association schedule

Hawaii High School Rodeo Association schedule

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii High School Rodeo Association (HHSRA) will begin its 2010 rodeo season Oct. 2. HHSRA’s mission is to promote the sport of rodeo and the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship and expose its positive image to the general public; preserve the Western Heritage; offer a privilege of family bonding; offer an […]

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Coffee Berry Borer found from Kainaliu to Opihihali

Coffee Berry Borer found from Kainaliu to Opihihali

MEDIA RELEASE Staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the state Department of Agriculture (HDOA) have been conducting systematic surveys of coffee farms across the state to determine the extent of the Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) infestation. This survey information is critical to determine the best methods of prevention, eradication and control of […]

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Native Hawaiians over-represented in criminal justice system

Native Hawaiians over-represented in criminal justice system

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) had released a report, The Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System, which examines the impact of the criminal justice system on Native Hawaiians. While detailing how Native Hawaiians are disproportionately impacted at various stages of Hawaii’s criminal justice system, the report also includes […]

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Akaka honored for veterans' advocacy

Akaka honored for veterans’ advocacy

MEDIA RELEASE The Military Coalition (TMC) has presented U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) with one of its highest awards in recognition of his leadership on behalf of veterans and their families, especially his role in passing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. Akaka received the 2010 Award of Merit at the Reserve […]

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Wood named NHCH new president

Wood named NHCH new president

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Directors of North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) has unanimously selected Ken Wood as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective Oct. 1. Wood replaces John White who announced his departure in early September. “NHCH is at an important crossroad,” said Bob Momsen, Chairman of the NHCH Board. […]

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College of Pharmacy, UH Manoa expand research with $9M in federal funds

College of Pharmacy, UH Manoa expand research with $9M in federal funds

MEDIA RELEASE Seven faculty members from the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s College of Pharmacy will be strengthening a project with UH Manoa that will receive $9 million in federal funding over three years. The project, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), allows the collaboration to continue expanding and improving biomedical research in […]

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Special Olympics West Hawaii, Tesoro Hawaii, Hawaii Police Department and volunteers will be filling tanks from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Tesoro on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, which is across from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor.

Tesoro is hosting “Fueling Dreams” events statewide at 12 gas stations to raise money for Special Olympics, a year-round program of sports training and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. Last year, the event raised nearly $4,000.

Fill-up and fuel a dream in Kona Thursday and Friday

Special Olympics West Hawaii, Tesoro Hawaii, Hawaii Police Department and volunteers will be filling tanks from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Tesoro on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, which is across from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor. Tesoro is hosting “Fueling Dreams” events statewide at 12 gas stations to raise […]

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