Archive | January, 2011

Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1260, have reached a tentative settlement of their labor contract.

The contract agreement must still be ratified by the union membership.

IBEW represents approximately 1,280 workers (54% of all employees) for the three companies, which provide electric service for Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Hawaii Island.

Hawaiian Electric and IBEW reach tentative contract agreement

Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1260, have reached a tentative settlement of their labor contract. The contract agreement must still be ratified by the union membership. IBEW represents approximately 1,280 workers (54% of all employees) for the […]

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A storm low that passed far north of the state generated a large northwest swell that will persist through tonight. Due to the proximity of the low...a mix of long and short period swells will produce rough surf across most north and west facing shores. A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday.

Breaking waves will be 6 to 8 feet across west facing shores of Big Island.

Surf will slowly decline through late today.

Large and rough breaking waves and strong rip currents will occur.

High surf advisory for West Hawaii until Tuesday (Feb 1)

A storm low that passed far north of the state generated a large northwest swell that will persist through tonight. Due to the proximity of the low…a mix of long and short period swells will produce rough surf across most north and west facing shores. A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am […]

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Lightning over the Hamakua Coast as seen through the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope cloudcam early Monday morning (Jan 31) .

Hamakua Coast lightning

Lightning over the Hamakua Coast as seen through the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope cloudcam early Monday morning (Jan 31) .

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A 48-year-old Ninole man was found dead Sunday morning (January 30) from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash on a private road off Piha-Kahuku Road in Ninole in the District of North Hilo.

The victim was identified as Bill A. Maclean of a Ninole address.

Man killed in Ninole ATV crash identified

A 48-year-old Ninole man was found dead Sunday morning (January 30) from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash on a private road off Piha-Kahuku Road in Ninole in the District of North Hilo. The victim was identified as Bill A. Maclean of a Ninole address.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.08/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Gas prices rise 6.6 cents the past week in Hawaii

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.08/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:08 p.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 30) to a structure fire at 16-2197 Ainaloa Drive in Puna.

Upon arrival crews found a single story 1,400 square-foot home with smoke coming from the eaves on the left side of the building. Firefighters located the fire in the rear of the home at a closet area and extinguished the blaze.

Fire damages home in Ainaloa Subdivision Sunday (Jan 30)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:08 p.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 30) to a structure fire at 16-2197 Ainaloa Drive in Puna. Upon arrival crews found a single story 1,400 square-foot home with smoke coming from the eaves on the left side of the building. Firefighters located the fire in the rear of the home at […]

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2011 HHSAA paddling championships (Feb. 4)

2011 HHSAA paddling championships (Feb. 4)

The Big Island is sending six teams to the state paddling championships. The meet is Friday, Feb. 4 at Keehi Lagoon, Oahu. Representing the island are: Boys Varisty: HPA, Kealakehe, Honokaa Girls Varsity: Konawaena, Pahoa, Kealakehe Mixed Varsity: HPA, Pahoa, Kealakehe — Find out more: www.sportshigh.com

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2011 HHSAA girls basketball championships (Feb. 1-4)

2011 HHSAA girls basketball championships (Feb. 1-4)

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The Konawaena girls basketball team is seeded No. 1 for this year’s state basketball tournament, which starts Thursday, Feb. 1 on Oahu. Konawaena won the title in 2007 and 2009, but last year lost a heartbreaker to Lahainaluna, which is seeded No. 2. Unseeded Big Isle teams in Division […]

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Free tax help available across island

Free tax help available across island

MEDIA RELEASE More than 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations providing vital tax preparation services for low- to moderate-income and elderly taxpayers. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help to […]

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Ka Makani Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice, a play by Jon Jory based on Jane Austen’s classic novel.  Performances begin at 7 p.m. on February 3, 4, and 5 at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center.

Ka Makani Theatre presents “Pride and Prejudice” February 3-5

Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Ka Makani Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice, a play by Jon Jory based on Jane Austen’s classic novel. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on February 3, 4, and 5 at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center.

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Freitas: West Hawaii Officer of the Month

Freitas: West Hawaii Officer of the Month

MEDIA RELEASE The next Kona Crime Prevention Committee “Officer of the Month” luncheon will feature Detective Bradley Freitas of the Special Enforcement Unit. On June 16, the SEU or Special Enforcement was re-implemented utilizing community policing philosophies and techniques, focusing on recurring problems in the Kona District. Since June 16, the SEU has been led […]

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Parker flip-flop drive benefits Landstuhl Medical Center

Parker flip-flop drive benefits Landstuhl Medical Center

MEDIA RELEASE The Parker School eighth grade has undertaken a mission of the heart. They were invited to join this project by singer Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows and comedians Robert Klein and Jeffrey Ross who are currently entertaining injured troops at the Frankfurt, Germany Army Hospital. Rocky Sperling’s class is supporting the Landstuhl […]

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Sleep problems presentation at Kona hospital (Jan. 31)

Sleep problems presentation at Kona hospital (Jan. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Sleep Center Hawaii will be providing a community presentation titled, “Do You Have Problems Sleeping?” It is scheduled 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at Kona Community Hospital’s Conference Room 2. Dr. Kelley Ford Shippey of Sleep Center Hawaii will cover common sleep problems such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and more. The dinner […]

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‘Quisine of Hearts' brunch tickets still available

‘Quisine of Hearts’ brunch tickets still available

MEDIA RELEASE Tickets are still available for Quisine of Hearts — a delectable Valentine brunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Treat your special someone to a bountiful brushetta buffet, custom omelet stations and eggs benedict — all prepared by the culinary students at Hawaii Community College-West Hawaii. An array […]

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