Archive | June, 2012

Puna Geothermal Venture. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Volcano Watch: Can geothermal energy development be balanced with volcanic hazards in Hawaii?

For decades, the State of Hawaii has been trying to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy from Hawai`i geothermal resources is but one of several alternate energy sources that have been explored.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 28, 2012

A lava lake within the Halema`uma`u Overlook vent resulted in night-time glow that was visible from the Jaggar Museum overlook during the past week.

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Kamehameha Schools alumni business showcase (June 30)

Kamehameha Schools alumni business showcase (June 30)

MEDIA RELEASE Kamehameha Schools alumni, family & friends are invited to attend an “Alumni Helping Alumni” (AHA) Business Showcase and meeting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the West Hawaii Civic Center Community Meeting Hale (Building G). Alumni are invited to sign up for the event’s “trade show” to promote their business. Each participant […]

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Classic cars and 'Hawaiian Motown' (June 30)

Classic cars and ‘Hawaiian Motown’ (June 30)

MEDIA RELEASE Waikoloa Beach Resort invites fans of classic cars and classic Motown to a full day of fun, flashbacks and music from “back in the day” on Saturday, June 30. The Resort will host the Cruise Paradise classic car expo at Queens’ MarketPlace and a concert by the Motown tribute band A Touch of […]

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Eddie Aikau Restaurant hosts Aeder booksigning

Eddie Aikau Restaurant hosts Aeder booksigning

MEDIA RELEASE Back from a West Coast book tour, Waikoloa author and surf photographer Kirk Lee Aeder will sign books 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Eddie Aikau Restaurant, during Eddie’s “Surf Hours.” This will be Aeder’s first book signing on the Big Island to promote his new book “Child of the Storm.” “Child […]

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Pahala's Kailiawa to play hoops at UH

Pahala’s Kailiawa to play hoops at UH

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii women’s basketball head coach Laura Beeman has announced the signing of Pua Kailiawa who will be returning home after playing two seasons at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Kailiawa, a 6-2 post player from Pahala, is the fifth player to join the Rainbow Wahine hoops squad for 2012-13. Kailiawa […]

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Law addresses early childhood development

Law addresses early childhood development

MEDIA RELEASE A bill establishing the Executive Office of Early Learning (EOEL) was enacted Thursday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The measure, Senate Bill 2545, creates the EOEL with an appointed cabinet-level director who the governor named at the bill signing ceremony. Terry Lock, the current State Early Childhood Coordinator, will head the EOEL. “One of […]

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Liquid Robotics, Schlumberger form oil, gas joint venture

MEDIA RELEASE Liquid Robotics, Inc. and Schlumberger has announced the creation of Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, the world’s first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles. The joint venture will combine Liquid Robotics Wave Glider technology with Schlumberger oil and gas expertise […]

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Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which proponents say will improve the country’s current health care system by increasing access to healthcare coverage for Americans and introducing new protections for people who have health insurance. The ACA provides tools to increase the ability of most […]

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Ka‘u man sentenced for child sex abuse

Ka‘u man sentenced for child sex abuse

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced Ka‘u resident David Kaawa was sentenced June 28 by Judge Ronald Ibarra to an indeterminate to 40 year prison sentence for sexually abusing a child. Kaawa was tried in Kona Circuit Court in April on two Class A felony counts. On April 26, a jury found he […]

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Big Island police are investigating a report of a robbery in Hilo that involved a firearm.

On Wednesday morning (June 27) shortly after 6 a.m., police responded to a convenience store in the upper Kaumana Drive area, where a 41-year-old Hilo man reported that while on his morning walk at about 4:30 a.m., he was approached by two male suspects standing near a car at the intersection of Kaumana Drive and the Puainakō Avenue extension.

Man struck on head and robbed in Hilo Wednesday (June 27)

Big Island police are investigating a report of a robbery in Hilo that involved a firearm. On Wednesday morning (June 27) shortly after 6 a.m., police responded to a convenience store in the upper Kaumana Drive area, where a 41-year-old Hilo man reported that while on his morning walk at about 4:30 a.m., he was […]

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Beginning next week, the Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center is raising fees for two services the public can obtain from the Hawaiʻi Police Department.

The fee for obtaining a printout from a public access terminal will increase from $15 to $25. The cost for a complete set of fingerprints will also increase from $15 to $25.

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center fees to rise, info still free at Hilo and Kona Police stations

Beginning next week, the Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center is raising fees for two services the public can obtain from the Hawaiʻi Police Department. The fee for obtaining a printout from a public access terminal will increase from $15 to $25. The cost for a complete set of fingerprints will also increase from $15 to […]

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Unemployment at 6.3 percent for May

Unemployment at 6.3 percent for May

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations has announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 6.3 percent, unchanged from April. Statewide, there were 612,550 employed and 41,400 unemployed in May, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 654,000. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2 percent up from […]

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Energy, economic development measures become law

Energy, economic development measures become law

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law bills that are aimed to move Hawaii forward in reducing its dependence on imported oil. Two of the measures enacted are Senate Bills 2785 and 2787, which were among the governor’s priority bills this past session. “I want to thank the Legislature for recognizing the commitment […]

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