Archive | January, 2012

Event is part of national anniversary celebration that dates to 1902; full slate of festivities lined up for Feb. 4

19th Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

Event is part of national anniversary celebration that dates to 1902; full slate of festivities lined up for Feb. 4

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Foxworthy: West Hawaii Officer of the Month

Foxworthy: West Hawaii Officer of the Month

MEDIA RELEASE The Feb. 1, “Officer of the Month” luncheon will feature Officer Jason Foxworthy, a member of the Hawaii Police Department since August 2008 and assigned to the Kona District since June 2009. On Dec. 21, Foxworthy – while responding to another call – came across a fight in progress between two males on […]

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Applicants wanted for ethics, campaign spending commissions

Applicants wanted for ethics, campaign spending commissions

MEDIA RELEASE The Judicial Council is seeking interested and qualified applicants to serve on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission and on the Campaign Spending Commission. Members of both commissions serve on a voluntary basis for a four-year term. The Ethics Commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists, and state employees (with the exception of […]

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Case: Enhancing Hawaii's defense community

Case: Enhancing Hawaii’s defense community

From Ed Case, candidate for U.S. Senate: My top priority as U.S. Senator will be to grow our economy and create good jobs. For Hawaii that means in part maintaining and enhancing our current economic drivers. At upwards of a quarter of our total economy and our second largest employer (after tourism), our defense community […]

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Eyes of the Reef training workshops (Feb. 2 & 16)

Eyes of the Reef training workshops (Feb. 2 & 16)

MEDIA RELEASE You can make a difference in preserving our ocean resources through the Eyes of the Reef community reporting network for coral bleaching and disease, COTS and marine invasive species. Attend a three-hour workshop to learn how to identify and report coral bleaching, coral disease, Crown-of-Thorns Sea Stars and marine invasive species. Whether you […]

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Leonard visits Parker School campus

Leonard visits Parker School campus

MEDIA RELEASE On Jan. 20, Jeremy Leonard visited the Parker School campus to share his career journey with the 11th and 12th grade classes as part of Parker School’s Speaker Series. The series, started by Rea Callender, in September of 2005, has served as an excellent professional development opportunity for Parker students; bringing many well […]

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Legislature passes 'fast track' bills to boost economy

Legislature passes ‘fast track’ bills to boost economy

MEDIA RELEASE In a united effort, the Hawaii State Senate and the House of Representatives has voted to pass Senate Bills 239 and 809. Conference Committees convened two weeks ago to “fast track” both measures that were carried over from the 2011 session. Senate Bill 809 increases University of Hawaii (UH) authorization to issue revenue […]

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Green talks about Senate Bill 239

Green talks about Senate Bill 239

MEDIA RELEASE On Jan. 30, following the passage of Senate Bill 239, in both the Senate and House chambers, Senate Committee on Health Chairman Josh Green, M.D., briefed the media. Senate Bill 239 allows the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) to continue using the Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund for […]

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UH receives $9.68M from Palamanui for new West Hawaii campus

The University of Hawaii received $9.68 million from Pālamanui LLC to begin construction of the first phase of the planned Hawai‘i Community College Pālamanui campus in West Hawaii.

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Hannemann collects $538,000 for Congressional bid

Hannemann collects $538,000 for Congressional bid

MEDIA RELEASE Democrat Mufi Hannemann reports his campaign for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District has collected more than $538,000 ($526,000 raised and a $12,000 loan from the candidate) since he announced his candidacy on Aug. 30 through Dec. 31. Overall, 82 percent of the contributions came from in-state, with close to one-half of those in the […]

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A new website will allow internet users to determine their computer or electronic device’s internet speed and help the state map its broadband coverage as the Abercrombie Administration moves forward with its Hawai'i Broadband Initiative. Participants can take the test at hawaiispeedtest.net. The data collected will assist the state in identifying and closing gaps in service throughout Hawai'i.

State launches website to aid in mapping internet speeds in Hawaii

A new website will allow internet users to determine their computer or electronic device’s internet speed and help the state map its broadband coverage as the Abercrombie Administration moves forward with its Hawai’i Broadband Initiative. Participants can take the test at hawaiispeedtest.net. The data collected will assist the state in identifying and closing gaps in […]

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Big Island police have reclassified the investigation of body a found Saturday in the Eden Roc subdivision from a coroner's inquest to a murder.

An autopsy conducted Tuesday morning (January 31) determined that the victim died from a combination of ligature strangulation and a brain injury from a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Robert John Leong of Eden Roc.

Police report dead man found in Eden Roc was strangled and shot

Big Island police have reclassified the investigation of body a found Saturday in the Eden Roc subdivision from a coroner’s inquest to a murder. An autopsy conducted Tuesday morning (January 31) determined that the victim died from a combination of ligature strangulation and a brain injury from a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified […]

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Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a senior member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a bipartisan group of his colleagues today introduced legislation to require an independent study of  backscatter x-ray scanners and to require signs to alert travelers they have screening alternatives other than the backscatter machines.

Senator Akaka co-sponsors bill to study health effects of TSA body scanners

Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a senior member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a bipartisan group of his colleagues today introduced legislation to require an independent study of backscatter x-ray scanners and to require signs to alert travelers they have screening alternatives other than the backscatter machines.

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New satellite image of Kilauea volcano by NASA

The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite observed Kilauea volcano on January 28, 2012.

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