Archive | February, 2011

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday. Wave heights of 6 to 8 feet can be expected. A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches and reefs in the advisory area...producing large breaking waves... dangerous rip currents and localized beach erosion.

High surf advisory for East facing shores until 6 a.m. Tuesday

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday. Wave heights of 6 to 8 feet can be expected. A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches and reefs in the advisory area…producing large breaking waves… dangerous rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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Helco crews will be working on Palani Road, mauka of Henry St. intersection, Tuesday (3/1/11) and Wednesday (2/2/11) from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Crews will be stringing conductors and installing equipment in preparation to widen Palani Rd.  Motorists should plan for alternate lane closure.

Palani Road near Henry Street utility work Tues & Wed (March 1-2)

Helco crews will be working on Palani Road, mauka of Henry St. intersection, Tuesday (3/1/11) and Wednesday (2/2/11) from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Crews will be stringing conductors and installing equipment in preparation to widen Palani Rd. Motorists should plan for alternate lane closure.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation today assessed a civil penalty of $90,000 against American Airlines for failing to disclose that vouchers given to passengers for voluntarily giving up their seat on oversold flights could be redeemed only after paying as much as a $30 ticketing fee.

American Airlines fined for charging voucher fees

The U.S. Department of Transportation today assessed a civil penalty of $90,000 against American Airlines for failing to disclose that vouchers given to passengers for voluntarily giving up their seat on oversold flights could be redeemed only after paying as much as a $30 ticketing fee.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices fall 0.4 cents the past week in Hawaii

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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BLNR approves Thirty Meter Telescope, contested case hearing

BLNR approves Thirty Meter Telescope, contested case hearing

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has unanimously approved a permit to build the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. The board, which met Friday on Oahu, also OK’d a request by opponents for a contested case hearing. No date has been announced. Opponents have said the […]

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On-farm renewable energy production shows growth

On-farm renewable energy production shows growth

MEDIA RELEASE The number of solar panels, wind turbines and methane digesters on America’s farms and ranches has increased significantly over the past decade and there are now 8,569 operations producing their own renewable energy, according to the results of the 2009 On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey. Conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National […]

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State-local tax burdens fell in 2009

State-local tax burdens fell in 2009

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Mark Robyn and Gerald Prante | The Tax Foundation Combined state and local tax burdens fell slightly in fiscal year 2009, as taxes shrank faster than income due largely to a slower economy. The nation as a whole paid 9.8 percent of its income in state and local taxes, down […]

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Shively: Support Waimea Nature Park, not the concrete path

Shively: Support Waimea Nature Park, not the concrete path

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A swell building in from the north will produce advisory level surf along east facing shores that have a northerly exposure. the National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory...which is in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday. Wave heights of 6 to 8 feet can be expected.

High surf advisory for East Hawaii with 6-8′ surf forecast

A swell building in from the north will produce advisory level surf along east facing shores that have a northerly exposure. the National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory…which is in effect until 6 am HST Tuesday. Wave heights of 6 to 8 feet can be expected.

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Big Island lane closures for the week of Feb 28 - March 4

Big Island lane closures for the week of Feb 28 – March 4

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF LAUPAHOEHOE GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions from Laupahoehoe Point Road to Laupahoehoe Gulch, also known as […]

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1.6 miles of Waikoloa Road will be resurfaced starting the week of Feb 28. Completion is scheduled the third week of March, weather permitting.  Motorists please plan for delays due to alternate lane closures beginning at Blue Hawaiian Heliport, Waikoloa. Public Works crews and equipment are working between the hours of 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday, excluding weekends & holidays.

Waikoloa Road to be resurfaced starting Monday (Feb 28)

1.6 miles of Waikoloa Road will be resurfaced starting the week of Feb 28. Completion is scheduled the third week of March, weather permitting. Motorists please plan for delays due to alternate lane closures beginning at Blue Hawaiian Heliport, Waikoloa. Public Works crews and equipment are working between the hours of 7:00 AM to 4:00 […]

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School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology hosting vog forecasts study

UH unveils vog measurement and prediction project

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology hosting vog forecasts study

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Boys Soccer: Honokaa takes Div. II state championship

Boys Soccer: Honokaa takes Div. II state championship

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Honokaa overpowered Kapaa for the Division II boys soccer state championship Saturday evening on Oahu. Also, Dylan Shiraki was selected the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. He was joined on the all-tournament team by four other Honokaa players and two from HPA. Two first-half goals within a couple minutes and […]

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Students to receive free college test prep courses

Students to receive free college test prep courses

MEDIA RELEASE Education officials have announced a new free SAT/ACT test preparation program now is available to all Hawaii students. During a press conference Friday, Feb. 25 at Roosevelt High School, students “SOAR”ed online and enthusiastically endorsed the college test prep program. A partnership between the National Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) and the Hawaii […]

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