Archive | June, 2011

Biscay featured at vegan dinner, talk (July 7)

Biscay featured at vegan dinner, talk (July 7)

MEDIA RELEASE The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows celebrates women in sport with a relaxed three-course, farm-to-table vegan dinner hosted by Team Mauna Lani pro Hillary Biscay at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Hillary is one of the most prolific iron-distance competitors on the professional women’s racing circuit. In 2006, she set a standard […]

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Just another end to the day in Hilo with the bay and Mauna Kea.

Wish you were in Hawaii? Just another day at Hilo Bay

Just another end to the day in Hilo with the bay and Mauna Kea.

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Aerial view looking southwest into Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater with its lava lake perched five to eight meters above the surrounding lava flows.

Volcano Watch: Perched lava lake rising higher in Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater

Aerial view looking southwest into Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater with its lava lake perched five to eight meters above the surrounding lava flows.

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Lava is erupting continuously within Pu`u `O`o over the past week, feeding a lava lake perched above the crater floor.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for week of June 30, 2011

Lava is erupting continuously within Pu`u `O`o over the past week, feeding a lava lake perched above the crater floor.

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Inouye co-sponsors pharmacy bill

Inouye co-sponsors pharmacy bill

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) has officially cosponsored S. 274, the Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2011. This National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)-endorsed bill highlights pharmacy’s growing role as healthcare providers and showcases pharmacy’s pivotal position in the healthcare delivery system. S. 274 seeks to enhance pharmacy’s ability to partner […]

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Police charged two 20-year-old Hilo men on Wednesday (June 29) for causing extensive damage to a Hilo school campus with graffiti.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section charged Dezmond Marquise Bonaparte and Robert S. Lindbergh at 5:10 p.m. with second-degree criminal property damage after they allegedly caused damage in excess of $2,000 by spraying and writing graffiti on various buildings and fixtures on the Hilo High School campus.

Two cause $2,000 worth of graffiti damage at Hilo High School

Police charged two 20-year-old Hilo men on Wednesday (June 29) for causing extensive damage to a Hilo school campus with graffiti. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section charged Dezmond Marquise Bonaparte and Robert S. Lindbergh at 5:10 p.m. with second-degree criminal property damage after they allegedly caused damage in excess of $2,000 by spraying and […]

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Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, and that will provide a long weekend for many of us. Big Island police are informing motorists that police will conduct DUI checkpoints throughout the Big Island during the 4th of July weekend and throughout the rest of the summer break. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit. Under Arrest."

DUI checkpoints to be stepped-up for the Independence Day weekend

Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, and that will provide a long weekend for many of us. Big Island police are informing motorists that police will conduct DUI checkpoints throughout the Big Island during the 4th of July weekend and throughout the rest of the summer break. The effort is part of a […]

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'Our Capitol is leading by example'

‘Our Capitol is leading by example’

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Senate Majority Caucus In April 2011, the Hawaii State Senate was recognized by Gov. Neil Abercrombie for its efforts to reduce energy use and support green business practice. Through the Paperless Initiative, the Senate has significantly reduced the Senate’s paper usage by 80 percent since the program was put in […]

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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 10:25 a.m. Thursday morning, 6/30/2011, approximately 12,643 customers in various parts of the Big Island experienced a power interruption when a HELCO generator tripped off-line unexpectedly.  Other HELCO generating units in reserve were immediately started and service to all affected customers was restored by 10:37 a.m.  The exact cause of the HELCO’s generator trip is still being investigated at this time.

HELCO experiences power loss on Big Island Thursday (June 30)

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 10:25 a.m. Thursday morning, 6/30/2011, approximately 12,643 customers in various parts of the Big Island experienced a power interruption when a HELCO generator tripped off-line unexpectedly. Other HELCO generating units in reserve were immediately started and service to all affected customers was restored by 10:37 a.m. […]

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KCCF scores visitor industry marketing award

KCCF scores visitor industry marketing award

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is a proud recipient of this year’s Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce Visitor Industry Marketing Award presented to the Festival at the Chamber’s recent annual membership meeting. Since 1979, the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce has recognized leaders in West Hawaii through this award for their dedication and […]

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KJCA hails Consul General, essay winners

KJCA hails Consul General, essay winners

Hawaii 24/7 reporting by Margaret Masunaga The Kona Japanese Civic Association hosted its annual meeting and festival Sunday, June 26 at Konawaena High School. Consul General of Japan Yoshihiko Kamo and his wife were on hand as the day included honoring military veterans and student essay winners, as well as swearing in the new slate […]

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Census: Reforms to reduce costs, enhance data quality

Census: Reforms to reduce costs, enhance data quality

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Census Bureau has announced a realignment of its national field office structure and management reforms designed to keep pace with modern survey collection methods worldwide and reduce costs by an estimated $15 million to $18 million annually beginning in 2014. The reforms build on the work the Bureau’s leadership did in […]

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Abercrombie on public employees

Abercrombie on public employees

MEDIA RELEASE The close of the fiscal year will result in changes to public employee wages and benefits. Beginning Friday, the start of the new fiscal year, the Abercrombie Administration must implement the state budget as passed by the State Legislature. This includes a 5 percent in temporary pay reductions from June 30, 2009 salaries […]

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Independence Day weekend events, festivities and happenings across the Big Island

Need something to do this weekend?

Independence Day weekend events, festivities and happenings across the Big Island

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