Archive | July, 2011

The following opinion is from the Conservative Forum of Hawaii:

We would like to emphasize the single most important major concern about the recent County Council’s narrow decision (5 to 4) regarding building codes. Every citizen needs to be alarmed by this whole process.

The new law on building codes adopts entirely the 2006 International Building Codes and International Energy Conservation Codes, and now with criminal penalties for violations.

Conservative Forum on building code bill

The following opinion is from the Conservative Forum of Hawaii: We would like to emphasize the single most important major concern about the recent County Council’s narrow decision (5 to 4) regarding building codes. Every citizen needs to be alarmed by this whole process. The new law on building codes adopts entirely the 2006 International […]

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Waikoloa School students, parents got to have fun, have food, entertainment, view class assignment postings and fill out bus applications.

Fourth Annual Waikoloa PTSA Back to School Bash

Waikoloa School students, parents got to have fun, have food, entertainment, view class assignment postings and fill out bus applications.

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No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

However - earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

6.8M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Photos from the 3rd Annual Mango Festival at the Keauhou Beach Resort Saturday (July 30).

Third Annual Mango Festival in Kona

Photos from the 3rd Annual Mango Festival at the Keauhou Beach Resort Saturday (July 30).

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Big Island lane closures for the week of August 1-5, 2011

Big Island lane closures for the week of August 1-5, 2011

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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Wish you were hungry? Big Island tuna steak

Wish you were hungry? Big Island tuna steak

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Hawaii 24/7 reader Jackie Grenier sent in this photo of a tuna steak in the shape of the Big Island. “I posted this attached pic on my Facebook because I thought it was pretty hilarious. A bunch of my friends immediately asked if I kept the steak because it […]

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UH, 28 universities launch Gig.U initiative

UH, 28 universities launch Gig.U initiative

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii is one of a group of 29 universities and communities across the country that have launched Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks in the communities surrounding the nation’s leading research universities to drive economic growth and stimulate […]

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Inouye, Akaka statements on debt negotiations

Inouye, Akaka statements on debt negotiations

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye issued the following statement after a meeting with Senate leaders Saturday afternoon: “At this moment, we have a plan before us that will stave off the certain financial disaster that will occur if the United States defaults on its financial obligations. We have already scared off significant investment […]

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Nearly nine months after being critically injured in car crash, Waikoloa doctor returns to Hawaii

Wang has a happy homecoming

Nearly nine months after being critically injured in car crash, Waikoloa doctor returns to Hawaii

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'All that work. But what are you gonna do? That's fishing for you. Sometimes you lose them.'

Sometimes the fish win and sometimes they don’t

‘All that work. But what are you gonna do? That’s fishing for you. Sometimes you lose them.’

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Marlin Parker earns top charter boat captain honors - again

HIBT 2011 Day 5: Port Vila Game Fishing Club of Vanuatu wins

Marlin Parker earns top charter boat captain honors – again

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Ironman: Defending age-group champs are Kona bound

Ironman: Defending age-group champs are Kona bound

(Gaylia Osterlund profiles some of the 2010 age group world champions) The Ironman World Championships is, no doubt, the pinnacle of our sport. To qualify is an accomplishment in and of it self. In this installment of “Kona Bound Age-Group Women,” you will be introduced to some of the ladies who actually punched their tickets […]

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Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by The Kohala Center Three of four scholars selected as 2011–2012 Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows are from Hawaii Island. They are Larry Kimura, University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) assistant professor, Renee Pualani Louis, Ph.D., Geography (2008), University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa), and Oiwi Parker Jones, Ph.D., […]

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Kent joins HMSA’s Hilo office

Kent joins HMSA’s Hilo office

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) has announced that Diane Kent has joined the organization in Hilo as a provider business relations field manager. Kent is responsible for oversight of HMSA provider services operations in Hilo and Kona. She will work with Hawaii providers to foster quality, accessible health care for the community. […]

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