Archive | April, 2011

Photos of the annual Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo Saturday (April 30).

2011 Merrie Monarch Festival Grand Parade

Photos of the annual Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo Saturday (April 30).

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Wang takes steps with only cane for support

Wang takes steps with only cane for support

From David Chen, husband of Theresa Wang, who is recovering from injuries sustained in the Nov. 19 car crash that also injured Colt Brennan: Aloha to our Ohana, The overnight flight to the mainland was almost full but thankfully the lack of turbulence made up for the other distractions keeping many of the passengers awake. […]

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Native Hawaiian Recognition bill moves forward

Native Hawaiian Recognition bill moves forward

MEDIA RELEASE Senate Bill 1520, which formally recognizes Native Hawaiian people as “the only indigenous, aboriginal, maoli people of Hawaii,” was approved by a joint conference of the Hawaii State Senate and House conferees. The bill will now move to both houses of the State legislature for a final vote. If passed, it will then […]

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Governor signs off on more bills

Governor signs off on more bills

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed the following bills into law: * House Bill 383: Extends the life of the oversight commission on the federal economic stimulus program funds to ensure transparency. Deadline is extended from 6/30/11 to 12/31/11. * House Bill 775: Transfers all the money from the photo enforcement revolving fund to […]

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Enrollment open for 'Step Up' recognition diploma

Enrollment open for ‘Step Up’ recognition diploma

MEDIA RELEASE Did you know that by 2018, 65 percent of jobs in Hawaii will require a college degree, according to a 2010 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce? Yet fewer public school graduates are truly prepared to enter college or start a career. In fact, according to a recent […]

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Kokua Kahaluu Day (April 30)

Kokua Kahaluu Day (April 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center, the Rotary Club of Kona, Starbucks, and the county Department of Parks and Recreation invite the community to a Kokua Kahaluu Day on Saturday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until the work is finished. Volunteers are needed to help paint the main pavilion, north restrooms, and the Ocean Safety Tower […]

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New lawns, landscaping and oceanfront paths, enhanced beach and improved views from some suites

Four Seasons ready to welcome back guests

New lawns, landscaping and oceanfront paths, enhanced beach and improved views from some suites

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“We are deeply concerned about the Senate position on the hotel room tax. The Senate proposal to cap the TAT (transient accommodations tax) distributions at $85 million for all of the counties represents a deep cut into our second largest source of revenue,” Mayor Kenoi said.

Mayor Kenoi expresses concern on possible cuts to TAT revenues

“We are deeply concerned about the Senate position on the hotel room tax. The Senate proposal to cap the TAT (transient accommodations tax) distributions at $85 million for all of the counties represents a deep cut into our second largest source of revenue,” Mayor Kenoi said.

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Big Island police have called off their search for 19-year-old Zoe Domizio of Pāhoa, who was reported missing.

She contacted her family Thursday afternoon (April 28).
Zoe Domizio is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-9, between 210 and 230 pounds with shoulder-length black hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. 

She was last seen in Kea'au on Friday (April 22) around 2 p.m.  She may be in the company of two other females and may be in the Keaukaha area of Hilo.

Police call-off search for Pahoa woman after she contacts family

Big Island police have called off their search for 19-year-old Zoe Domizio of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. She contacted her family Thursday afternoon (April 28). Zoe Domizio is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-9, between 210 and 230 pounds with shoulder-length black hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. She was last seen in Kea’au […]

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This month, our Nation celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Our AAPI communities have roots that span the globe, but their stories of striving and success are uniquely American. As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the entrepreneurship and fortitude of individuals who have helped build our country and shape the American dream for centuries.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2011

This month, our Nation celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Our AAPI communities have roots that span the globe, but their stories of striving and success are uniquely American. As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize the entrepreneurship and fortitude of individuals who have […]

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Lava continued to erupt within Pu`u `O`o over the past week, feeding a small lava lake in the center of the crater. Several small vents opened on the east margin of the crater floor on Tuesday, April 26, feeding additional flows into the lava lake, which remains about 85 m (280 ft) below the east rim of Pu`u `O`o.  No lava is erupting outside the crater.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for the week of April 28

Lava continued to erupt within Pu`u `O`o over the past week, feeding a small lava lake in the center of the crater. Several small vents opened on the east margin of the crater floor on Tuesday, April 26, feeding additional flows into the lava lake, which remains about 85 m (280 ft) below the east […]

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The steady stream of lava cascading down the slopes above Kalapana village died out shortly after March 5 this year, when the spectacular Kamoamoa fissure eruption began.  That fissure eruption lasted four days and was followed by a pause in activity on the east rift zone that persisted for 17 days.  On March 26, lava returned to Pu`u `O`o crater, which has been the main vent area for much of the 28-year-long eruption.

Volcano Watch: What’s next for Kilauea’s east rift zone?

The steady stream of lava cascading down the slopes above Kalapana village died out shortly after March 5 this year, when the spectacular Kamoamoa fissure eruption began. That fissure eruption lasted four days and was followed by a pause in activity on the east rift zone that persisted for 17 days. On March 26, lava […]

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On April 26 Parker School students Sierra Manker and Marisa Saito demonstrated both traditional and contemporary hula.  They were joined by Nora and Carter Child, visitors from the mainland who study at the Washington School of Ballet and perform annually in productions of the Nutcracker at Kennedy Center.

Parker School students host hula and ballet demonstration

On April 26 Parker School students Sierra Manker and Marisa Saito demonstrated both traditional and contemporary hula. They were joined by Nora and Carter Child, visitors from the mainland who study at the Washington School of Ballet and perform annually in productions of the Nutcracker at Kennedy Center.

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has successfully completed the design phase of a permanent state-of-the-art building for the College of Pharmacy, thanks in part to $5.5 million funding from the state Legislature in 2009.

UH-Hilo’s College of Pharmacy completes design phase

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has successfully completed the design phase of a permanent state-of-the-art building for the College of Pharmacy, thanks in part to $5.5 million funding from the state Legislature in 2009.

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