Archive | August, 2012

Lieutenant Thomas Shopay, Officer Paul Kim and Assistant Chief Marshall Kanehailua are awarded the Silver Medal of Valor for protecting the public from explosive ordnance.

Silver Medal of Honor awarded to three police officers

Three members of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team received the Silver Medal of Valor on Thursday (August 30) for barricading explosive ordnance in February, preventing two days worth of rolling blackouts over Super Bowl weekend.

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Flags to fly at half-staff Friday (Aug 31) in memory of astronaut Neil Armstrong

Governor Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all national and Hawai’i flags at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, August 31, 2012, in memory of astronaut Neil Armstrong, as directed by President Barack Obama.

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Hawaii doctors endorse Lingle for Senate

MEDIA RELEASE HAMPAC, the Political Action Committee of the Hawaii Medical Association (HMA), has endorsed Linda Lingle for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat. “The board of the HAMPAC is delighted today to endorse Governor Lingle for the United States Senate. She is clearly committed to advancing affordable, quality health care for all the people of […]

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Nonaka leads pledge at Republican National Convention

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Hilo native Dylan Nonaka made his national debut Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention’s final night in Tampa Bay, Fla. Nonaka, 31, led the Pledge of Allegiance onstage, joined by 20,000 people in the convention hall and watched by millions on television. Decked in an impressive maile lei, Nonaka recited the […]

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Rudolph: Repeal the PLDC

Rudolph: Repeal the PLDC

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‘Adopt a Highway’ cleans up in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Police Department, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation’s State Highways Division and local community organizations, conducted a coordinated “Adopt a Highway” cleanup project Saturday, Aug. 25 along Highway 130 in the Puna District. More than 100 volunteers from seven community groups participated, along with Puna Community Policing Officers William Brown, […]

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Volcano Watch: HVO exchanges scientists with French Volcano Observatory

In late August, volcano scientists from around the world gathered in Waikoloa, Hawai`i, and shared what they have learned about how Hawaiian volcanoes work.

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Surface flows remain active on the pali and coastal plain, but have not made significant progress towards the ocean. On today's field visit, the closest flows to the ocean were about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the water. This image shows a pāhoehoe breakout at the flow front, with a rigid ropy section of crust being carried forward by the flowing lava beneath it. In the background, the forested areas on the pali are some of the last remaining uncovered portions of Royal Gardens subdivision. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 30, 2012

On a Sunday (Aug 26) lava field visit, the closest flows to the ocean were about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the water.

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Research: Hula effective, engaging cardiac rehabilitation therapy

MEDIA RELEASE For the first time ever, researchers have determined the metabolic equivalent for hula in a study which shows the Native Hawaiian dance form can be an effective and engaging cardiac rehabilitation therapy. Researchers from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu presented […]

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For Labor Day weekend, American consumers in 45 states will likely see the highest fuel prices they’ve ever seen at this time of year. Only motorists in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming will be spared from record-high prices at the pump.

Gas prices expected to be higher over Labor Day weekend compared to last year

For Labor Day weekend, American consumers in 45 states will likely see the highest fuel prices they’ve ever seen at this time of year. Only motorists in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming will be spared from record-high prices at the pump.

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ICAP recaps status of climate change law, policy

MEDIA RELEASE The Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP), at the University of Hawaii (UH) Sea Grant College Program, recently published Climate Change Law and Policy in Hawaii, Briefing Sheet, 2012 See: icap.seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu…). The report chronicles state efforts to (1) reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and (2) build resiliency to climate change impacts. […]

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Governor nominates three to Ethics Commission, Paroling Authority

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has nominated individuals to serve on the Ethics Commission and the Hawaii Paroling Authority. Susan DeGuzman is Abercrombie’s nominee to fill one of two vacancies on the Ethics Commission. DeGuzman served in the state judicial system for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2010. She served as judicial assistant/executive secretary […]

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Visitor spending up in July: arrivals up 7.8 percent

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in July 2012 rose 17.8 percent (or +$193.8 million) compared to the previous year to $1.28 billion1, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Higher daily spending and a 7.8 percent growth in total arrivals (to 720,355 visitors) contributed to this increase. […]

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HPA’s Kelsey named to NACAC’s government relations committee

MEDIA RELEASE Andrew Kelsey, director of college counseling at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, has been invited to serve as a member of the Government Relations Committee of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). Kelsey will serve a three-year term beginning in October 2012. NACAC’s Government Relations committee works at both the state and national […]

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