Archive | April, 2012

Marx on the failing American Dream

Marx on the failing American Dream

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, neighbor island candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, joined Rachel Thompson for his weekly web address. This week, the pair addressed the disappearing American Dream, the economy, education, and Marx’s candidacy. Marx was asked about the stagnant unemployment rate and bleak job forecast for many of his constituents. “I think you […]

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Target recalls Bunny Sippy cups due to injury hazard

Approximately 264,000 Target Bunny Sippy cups are recalled. The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard. Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises […]

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Race car skids into officials at Hilo Drag Strip Sunday (April 29)

According to people at the scene a Lotus Elise was heading around the Kart Track in a solo race when the driver lost control, skidded off the track onto wet grass into the officials.

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Big Island Lane closures for the week of April 30–May 4, 2012

Big Island Lane closures for the week of April 30–May 4, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — AKONI PULE HIGHWAY — 1) MAHUKONA Alternating single lane closures on Akoni Pule Highway in both directions in the vicinity of Mahukona between Milepost Markers 5 and 15, on Monday, April 30 through Friday, […]

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Kamehameha-Hawaii takes the water polo crown Saturday (April 29)

Kamehameha-Hawaii shutout Waiakea 12-0 in the BIIF water polo championship Saturday (April 28) at Naeole Pool on the Kamehameha School campus in Keaau.

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Reed’s Bay Beach Park re-opens to the public

A renovated Reed’s Bay Beach Park officially opened to the public Saturday (April 28) adding walkways, showers, landscaping with added safety using low walls for seating and keeping vehicles out.

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Akaka introduces Minority Health Equity Bill

Akaka introduces Minority Health Equity Bill

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012 (S. 2474) with Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) to improve the health of underserved minority communities. The bill is supported by nearly 200 organizations that work to overcome the health disparities that disproportionately affect minority groups. “The Health […]

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Isle advisory council applicants sought

Isle advisory council applicants sought

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, is now accepting applications for vacant seats on the Laupahoehoe Advisory Council and the Puu Waawaa Advisory Council. Laupahoehoe Advisory Council LAC members are expected and encouraged to provide guidance […]

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Singer: Prescription for sick environmentalism

Singer: Prescription for sick environmentalism

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Six Big Tree champions crowned in Hawaii

Six Big Tree champions crowned in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Six Hawaii trees received national titles in this year’s American Forests’ newly released National Register of Big Trees, which recognizes the biggest tree of hundreds of species, gave six Hawaii trees national titles. Three of the trees are on the Big Island. The Department of Land and Natural Resources submitted nominations for the […]

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Kona man convicted of child sexual assault

Kona man convicted of child sexual assault

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. Iboshi has announced a Kona jury convicted David Kaawa, IV, of continuous sexual assault on a child under the age of 14 and of first degree sexual assault of a child between the ages of 14 and 16. The verdict was handed down April 26, 2012 after a two […]

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Akaka authors Wall Street reform provisions

Akaka authors Wall Street reform provisions

MEDIA RELEASE The Wall Street Reform Act includes a number of provisions to strengthen the financial system and prevent future economic crises written by Sen. Daniel Akaka, a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Akaka included a provision to create the Office of the Investor Advocate within the Securities and […]

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Senators: Implement Volcker Rule without delay

Senators: Implement Volcker Rule without delay

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye joined a group of 22 Senators this week calling on regulators to write and implement a strong Volcker Rule free of loopholes and draw clear lines between large hedge-fund like trading and traditional banking. In a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other […]

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Hawaii Island Hoops unveils camp video

Hawaii Island Hoops unveils camp video

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Hawaii Island Hoops helps high school student-athletes achieve their goals through sports and education. All programs such as camps, clinics and college-prep programs focus on providing a positive outlet for our kids by providing them with the tools, resources, and understanding to succeed. Hawaii Island Hoops President and Director Andy Smith is […]

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