Archive | January, 2012

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Governor Abercrombie appoints Barbara Yamashita as DHS Deputy Director

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Barbara Yamashita as deputy director of the state Department of Human Services (DHS). She fills the vacancy left by Pankaj Bhanot, who returned to his previous position as chief administrator of the DHS Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD).

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Humpback Whale tail poster released, sales benefit HMMC

The non-profit Hawai’i Marine Mammal Consortium (HMMC) is pleased to announce the release of a glossy, full-color art poster of humpback whale tail fluke photographs. The poster illustrates the beauty of humpback whale flukes and how scientists use them to study whales. The purchase of the poster is tax deductible, and proceeds will directly support […]

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High Surf Advisory for Kona until Tuesday (Jan 31)

High Surf Advisory for Kona until Tuesday (Jan 31)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for Kona until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan 31). Waves are forecast to reach five to eight feet in height with surf peaking early Tuesay morning. Beachgoers and swimmers should use caution in and near the ocean. The high surf […]

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During the week of January 23, 2012, through January 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. 

So far this year, there have been 102 DUI arrests compared with 113 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.7 percent.

DUI stats for the week of January 23-29, 2012

During the week of January 23, 2012, through January 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 102 DUI arrests compared with 113 during the same period last year, […]

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Walgreens recalls Chocolate Covered Raisins packages due to an error in contents

Walgreen Co. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 13-oz. Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins because the packages may contain Walgreens Bridge Mix with peanut, almond and soy ingredients. The error occurred when Walgreens Bridge Mix was mistakenly packaged with the Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisin labeling. Walgreens discovered the incident after receiving a consumer complaint of an allergic reaction.

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The State of Hawai'i is re-energizing its successful EV Ready Rebate Program with an additional $150,000 and has extended the deadline for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and chargers from January 31 to March 31, 2012.

State extends electric vehicle rebate program with $150K boost

The State of Hawai’i is re-energizing its successful EV Ready Rebate Program with an additional $150,000 and has extended the deadline for rebates on new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and chargers from January 31 to March 31, 2012.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled the Wind Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as of 9:56 p.m. Monday (Jan 30). Wind speeds have fallen and are not expected to increase.

Wind advisory for Big Island summits is cancelled

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled the Wind Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as of 9:56 p.m. Monday (Jan 30). Wind speeds have fallen and are not expected to increase.

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Big Island police are investigating a body found in Puna as a coroner's inquest. 

Shortly after 6:52 am, Saturday (January 28), police received a report of a body found near a residence in the Eden Roc Subdivision. The unidentified man appeared to be in his 50s.

Police investigate body found in Eden Roc Subdivision

Big Island police are investigating a body found in Puna as a coroner’s inquest. Shortly after 6:52 am, Saturday (January 28), police received a report of a body found near a residence in the Eden Roc Subdivision. The unidentified man appeared to be in his 50s.

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Hilo Home Depot employee creates music video for competition

Agyai Marshall, an employee of Home Depot in Hilo, sings a song he wrote for the 2012 Home Depot Search for A Star Competition. Four winners will get a an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to perform at the annual manager’s meeting.

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Fire/rescue units responded to a 5:43 alarm Sunday (Jan 29) to a structure fire on Lehua Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

Firefighters found a 10x30 foot structure collapsed and engulfed in flames. Crews had difficulty accessing the fire scene due to terrain and had the fire under control at 6:30 p.m. and out at 6:50 p.m.

Fire destroys structure in HOVE Sunday (Jan 29)

Fire/rescue units responded to a 5:43 alarm Sunday (Jan 29) to a structure fire on Lehua Lane in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Firefighters found a 10×30 foot structure collapsed and engulfed in flames. Crews had difficulty accessing the fire scene due to terrain and had the fire under control at 6:30 p.m. and out at […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii up 1.8 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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After Dark in the Park: ‘Kilauea’s volcanic gases and their environmental impacts’

The public is invited to learn about Kīlauea’s volcanic gases and vog (volcanic air pollution) in an “After Dark in the Park” program at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Tues., Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.

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Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes recalled due to undeclared soy protein

The voluntary recall was initiated after the Company discovered there may have been a potential cross-contact with product that contained soy protein being produced on the same equipment. There have been no reports of illness as a result of this incident. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Red Flag Warning for Kona, Ka‘u and also Leeward Kohala through 6 p.m. Monday (Jan 30) due to strong winds and low humidity.

Red Flag Fire Warning for Kona, Ka‘u and Leeward Kohala

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Red Flag Warning for Kona, Ka‘u and also Leeward Kohala through 6 p.m. Monday (Jan 30) due to strong winds and low humidity.

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