Archive | August, 2012

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Drug arrest leads to burglary suspects with three on the loose

A drug arrest during a warrant sweep has linked the suspect to a burglary ring believed responsible for numerous break-ins in West Hawaiʻi. On Wednesday (August 29) at about 11:30 a.m., officers participating in an islandwide fugitive warrant sweep arrested Joseph Augustino Narzisi at an apartment complex in the Kalaoa area.

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Flags at half-staff for Mary Jane McMurdo (Sept. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and Hawaii flags at State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, Sept. 1 as a mark of respect for the memory of former State Legislator Mary Jane McMurdo. McMurdo served […]

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill kicks off 'No Kid Hungry' campaign

Romano’s Macaroni Grill kicks off ‘No Kid Hungry’ campaign

MEDIA RELEASE Romano’s Macaroni Grill has announced its campaign to ignite the nationwide community to help end childhood hunger in America. Kicking off Sept. 1, the company will partner with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to help connect kids to 1 Million Meals through a platform that includes in-restaurant promotions, social sharing activations […]

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Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo (Sept. 1-2)

MEDIA RELEASE The 38th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. The action-packed weekend is held annually as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees. Family-style fun begins […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 31) to the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve in the Volcano district for a missing hunter.

The 36 year-old man had entered the forest at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (Aug 29) to go pig hunting.

Missing hunter in Volcano district is rescued Friday (Aug 31)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7 a.m. alarm Friday (Aug 31) to the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve in the Volcano district for a missing hunter. The 36 year-old man had entered the forest at 9 a.m. on Wednesday (Aug 29) to go pig hunting.

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Researchers share surprising discovery about coral reef ecology

MEDIA RELEASE Researchers at the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The general assumption has been that the more flexible corals are, regarding which species of single-celled algae (Symbiodinium) they host in coral tissues, the […]

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County earns awards for financial reporting

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, also known as the CAFR. Stephen J. Gauthier, spokesman for the association which serves about 17,500 government financial professionals, said the CAFR prepared […]

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Very strong 7.6M quake hits the Philippines no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. it may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter. For those areas – when no major waves are observed for two hours after the estimated time of arrival or damaging waves have not occurred for at least two hours then local authorities can assume the […]

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State Historic Preservation five-year plan ready for public review

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) has posted a draft copy of the October 2012 to October 2017 State Historic Preservation Plan to provide opportunity for public review and input. “The 2012-2017 plan, when finalized, will help set priorities for the State Historic Preservation Division and […]

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Pacific collaboration sets framework for ocean partnership

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the governors of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), and Guam have signed a partnership agreement to assist the region in identifying coastal and ocean management priorities that require a coordinated regional response and increased collaboration. Joining Abercrombie in signing the Governors’ Pacific Regional Ocean Partnership […]

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Career criminal sentenced to prison

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced that on Aug. 27, 2012, Jason K. Moke, 38, of Hilo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the offenses of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree, Possession of Firearm Prohibited, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Prohibited Acts Related to Drug Paraphernalia, and Unauthorized […]

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Gabbard to speak at Democratic National Convention (Sept. 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard has been invited to speak at next week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Gabbard will have a prime time speaking role Tuesday, Sept. 4. She will address the convention in a segment led by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Gabbard, a Captain in the Army National Guard, said, […]

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'Now we have a chance to show our respect for these natives, and help them re-establish their populations'

Reversing extinction, one plant at a time

‘Now we have a chance to show our respect for these natives, and help them re-establish their populations’

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Kiope Pond - restoration success

Kiope Pond – restoration success

MEDIA RELEASE In March 2011, Kailua-Kona sustained extensive damage from the Tohoku earthquake originating from the Pacific coast of Japan. Unfortunately it was no exception for Hulihee Palace. The palace basement flooded, the Kuhio building (where the gift shop is located) and the caretaker’s hale also sustained damage. Kiope Pond, a sacred pond built with […]

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