Archive | March, 2011

The innovative, free-flowing floor plan eliminates one of three check-in steps and also removes the limitation of having designated queues for various destinations, meaning customers entering the lobby will be able to go to any of the new 48 self-service check-in stations that are available, cutting peak period wait times by up to 75 percent.

Hawaiian Airlines to spend $6M on lobby renovations in Honolulu

The innovative, free-flowing floor plan eliminates one of three check-in steps and also removes the limitation of having designated queues for various destinations, meaning customers entering the lobby will be able to go to any of the new 48 self-service check-in stations that are available, cutting peak period wait times by up to 75 percent.

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling one product lot of TYLENOL® 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets 150 count bottles distributed in the United States. McNeil is taking this action as part of our ongoing surveillance and monitoring efforts that identified a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor.

McNeil recalls Tylenol caplets due to musty or moldy odor

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling one product lot of TYLENOL® 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets 150 count bottles distributed in the United States. McNeil is taking this action as part of our ongoing surveillance and monitoring efforts that identified a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor.

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U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) today introduced the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S.675). The bill would extend the opportunity to build a government-to-government relationship with the United States, a right already enjoyed by 565 federally recognized tribes across the U.S. mainland and in Alaska, to Native Hawaiians. Representatives Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) introduced an identical companion bill (H.R. 1250) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Senator Akaka reintroduces native Hawaiian bill

U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) today introduced the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S.675). The bill would extend the opportunity to build a government-to-government relationship with the United States, a right already enjoyed by 565 federally recognized tribes across the U.S. mainland and in Alaska, to Native Hawaiians. […]

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In another step forward to advance the state’s public school system, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced his appointments to the new Board of Education (BOE).  The board consists of nine members – three from O'ahu, three at-large, and one each from Hawai'i Island, Maui and Kaua'i.

Governor appoints Brian DeLima to the Board of Education

In another step forward to advance the state’s public school system, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced his appointments to the new Board of Education (BOE). The board consists of nine members – three from O’ahu, three at-large, and one each from Hawai’i Island, Maui and Kaua’i.

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Effective Monday (April 4) the Disabled Parking Office will be relocated to the Office of Aging - Aging & Disability Resource Center.

Hawaii County disabled parking office in Hilo relocating to Office of Aging

Effective Monday (April 4) the Disabled Parking Office will be relocated to the Office of Aging – Aging & Disability Resource Center.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory starting at 2 a.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Friday. Surf is forecast to be 6-8 feet in West Hawaii.

6-8 foot surf forecast in West Hawaii for Thursday-Friday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory starting at 2 a.m. tonight through 6 p.m. Friday. Surf is forecast to be 6-8 feet in West Hawaii.

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Council on Revenues lowers forecast: state in a $1.3B hole

Council on Revenues lowers forecast: state in a $1.3B hole

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The state Council on Revenues reported Tuesday it has lowered its forecast for the year, now predicting a 1.6 percent decline in revenues. Earlier this month, the council forecast 0.5 percent growth, but reconsidered after a dip in last month’s tax collections. Tuesday’s revision means the state budget deficit […]

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Surges of up to five feet high washed ashore on many of the tiny atolls, which are mere feet above sea level. More than 100,000 tropical seabirds were killed by the tsunami at Midway Atoll alone.

Tsunami damage surveyed in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Surges of up to five feet high washed ashore on many of the tiny atolls, which are mere feet above sea level. More than 100,000 tropical seabirds were killed by the tsunami at Midway Atoll alone.

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Tropical fruit growers hosting Brady (March 30)

Tropical fruit growers hosting Brady (March 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers is presenting a program by Dr. Stephen Brady, a Florida collector of rare tropical fruits. The program is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at Mokupapapa Discovery Center. The public is welcome to attend. Brady will explain ways to manage a diversified, integrated farm based on the Malaysian Kampong […]

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Representatives from state and county agencies available again Wednesday at Old Kona Airport pavilion

Tsunami 2011: Residents, business owners finding help

Representatives from state and county agencies available again Wednesday at Old Kona Airport pavilion

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Federal low-interest loans offered to residents, businesses; reps will be on site March 31-April 21

Tsunami 2011: SBA to open disaster outreach center in Kona

Federal low-interest loans offered to residents, businesses; reps will be on site March 31-April 21

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HMSA ends 2010 with net income of $5.27 million

HMSA ends 2010 with net income of $5.27 million

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has announced that fourth-quarter earnings resulted in net income after taxes of $5.27 million, or 0.3 percent of total revenue. A net underwriting loss of $26.38 million in 2010 was offset by $28.15 million of investment and other income. Health care costs in 2010 increased by $39.81 […]

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Big Island police are renewing their request for the public's help in locating a 32-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with investigations into a reported sexual assault and a marijuana growing operation.

Police still searching for man wanted in sex assault and marijuana growing cases

Big Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 32-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with investigations into a reported sexual assault and a marijuana growing operation.

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The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai'i recognized Officer Lloyd Ishikawa as "Officer of the Year" and Battalion Chief Lance Uchida as "Firefighter of the Year" in a dinner ceremony Thursday evening (March 24).

Ishikawa and Uchida win Officer and Firefighter of the year honors

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized Officer Lloyd Ishikawa as “Officer of the Year” and Battalion Chief Lance Uchida as “Firefighter of the Year” in a dinner ceremony Thursday evening (March 24).

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