Archive | April, 2012

At about 12:36 a.m. Monday, police received a report from a 30-year-old female visitor from California. She reported that last night at about 11:30 p.m., she and a 26-year-old male companion, also from California, were parked in a rented silver Jeep Patriot in the area of the Ahalanui Park in lower Puna. They were awakened by a rock shattering a window of the Jeep. The rock struck the 26-year-old passenger, who declined treatment for minor injuries.

Robbers smash car window, threaten and rob occupants in Puna

At about 12:36 a.m. Monday, police received a report from a 30-year-old female visitor from California. She reported that last night at about 11:30 p.m., she and a 26-year-old male companion, also from California, were parked in a rented silver Jeep Patriot in the area of the Ahalanui Park in lower Puna. They were awakened […]

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3.1M temblor shakes Waikoloa Monday afternoon (April 30)

Magnitude 3.1 Date-Time Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 01:17:35 UTC Monday, April 30, 2012 at 03:17:35 PM at epicenter Location 19.841°N, 155.685°W Depth 37.7 km (23.4 miles) Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII Distances 16 km (10 miles) SE (135°) from Waikoloa Village, HI 20 km (13 miles) S (184°) from Waimea, HI 21 km (13 […]

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During the week of April 23, 2012, through April 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 471 DUI arrests compared with 459 during the same period last year, an increase of 2.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of April 23–29, 2012

During the week of April 23, 2012, through April 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 471 DUI arrests compared with 459 during the same period last year, […]

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Meeting on NHCH maternal care program (May 1)

Meeting on NHCH maternal care program (May 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Waimea and North Hawaii residents are invited to a facilitated discussion about the future of North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Waimea Women’s Center and its maternal care program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Parker School Theatre. Coordinated by Waimea Community Association, the meeting will begin with Friends of the Community Hospital Ohana, […]

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Drought conditions to persist or intensify for Leeward areas of Big Island

On April 24, 2012, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported no change in drought conditions from those of last week. A total of 60.07 percent of land area was rated as being in some stage of drought. The seasonal drought outlook for Hawaii from April 19 through July 31, 2012 indicated drought conditions are likely to […]

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Police locate Puna girl reported missing

Big Island police have located 17-year-old Noriko Miranda Rigaud of Puna, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Keaʻau on Saturday afternoon (April 28).

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PacX Challenge offers scientific grand prize of $50k

PacX Challenge offers scientific grand prize of $50k

MEDIA RELEASE * Explore 2,250,000 Data points & 33,000 miles of ocean * Submit ideas on how to use this unprecedented data * Win $50,000 BP reserarch grant and six months of Wave Glider data services WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT On Nov. 17, 2011 in San Francisco, Liquid Robotics, with its PacX partners and sponsors, […]

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout May.  Most programs are free (except where noted), and park entrance fees apply.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park programs for May 2012

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout May. Most programs are free (except where noted), and park entrance fees apply.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 7.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 7 cents the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 7.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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Statement from Lingle on TSA

Statement from Lingle on TSA

MEDIA RELEASE Former Gov. Linda Lingle has announced that if she is elected to the U.S. Senate, she will support Congressional investigation efforts into the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policies and practices. “Keeping the people of Hawaii and our country safe is our number one priority. However, with this responsibility comes a duty to carry […]

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Case: Advancing women's rights

Case: Advancing women’s rights

From Ed Case, candidate for U.S. Senate: Today, in communities across our country, women and men are joining together in a national Protest Against the War on Women. This is part of a movement to protect the advances of the last generations in assuring the rights of women and to continue toward our goal of […]

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Lava flows from Kilauea are active but have not reached the coastline

The summit continued long-term extension with short-term back-to-back deflation-inflation tilt events during which lava lake levels mimicked the tilt.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the summits of Haleakala, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 until 6 p.m. Monday (April 30). Winds will be coming from the East at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Motorists are advised to use caution as windy conditions can make driving difficult especially when driving high profile vehicles. The Mauna Kea Access Road has re-opened to the public as of 9:26 a.m.

Wind advisory issued for Big Island summits until Monday evening (April 30)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the summits of Haleakala, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 until 6 p.m. Monday (April 30). Winds will be coming from the East at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Motorists are advised to use caution as windy conditions can […]

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Ways and Means Committee chair outlines Senate package

Ways and Means Committee chair outlines Senate package

MEDIA RELEASE During the 2012 State Budget Conference Committee meeting this morning, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair David Y. Ige outlined the priority measures in the Senate 2012 Economic Accelerator package, which include: * Advancing $400 million in R&M to create jobs and to provide needed investments in aging facilities. * Refocus and enhance […]

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