Archive | November, 2012

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Parker School debaters bring home a trophy from Oahu tournament

The Parker School debate team came away with the trophy for largest number of winning ballots from the University Lab School Debate Non-Qualifying Tournament on November 17. One of thirteen schools who participated in the event, they earned 57 winning ballots. Iolani School came in second with 52 winning ballots. Damien Memorial School won the […]

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County building in Hilo to host ‘Magic of the Season’ Dec 10–21, 2012

Free fun, food and festivities for the whole family will be part of the County of Hawai‘i’s 2nd Annual holiday open house – the Magic of the Season – to be held December 10-21 at the Hawai‘i County Building in Hilo.

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Police have located a Kainaliu woman reported missing

Big Island police have located 31-year-old Sarah Cain of Kainaliu, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Naʻalehu on Saturday morning (December 1).

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Keiki Triathlon winners announced

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) have announced the winners of the inaugural Keiki Triathlon held October 20 at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Makaeo Park. More than 50 youth athletes from around the island finished the challenging swim, bike and run courses. […]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Expect traffic delays due to military convoys Sunday (Dec 2)

Oahu-based military units will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pōhakuloa Training Area on Dec. 2 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. via Kawaihae Road, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway and Saddle Road.

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NASA is accepting proposals for reduced gravity education flights

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is accepting applications from teams of kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers to conduct scientific experiments aboard the agency’s reduced gravity aircraft next year.

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Hawaii to improve student success at community colleges

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii has been announced as one of five states accepted into the Postsecondary State Policy Network, an initiative led by Jobs for the Future in conjunction with Achieving the Dream, Inc. The other states are Connecticut, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Virginia. The Postsecondary State Policy Network now totals 11 states – Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, […]

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High Surf Advisory for Big Island North and East shores

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for North and East facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Saturday (Dec 1). Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Maui are also under a High Surf Advisory.

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GAO reports further evidence of unfair FECA cuts

MEDIA RELEASE The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two new reports this week that analyzed changes to the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act and their impact on federal employees and Postal Service employees. GAO found that proposed cuts to Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) benefits in the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S.1789) would result in […]

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Allen moves on in ‘Greatest Athlete of All Time’ competition

Kevin Mackinnon | Ironman In a unique competition to decide who is the greatest athlete of all time, Mark Allen won 52 percent of the votes in the Endurance category. That means he moves on in the competition, a collaboration between ESPN Programs “SportsCenter” and “Sport Science.” Allen’s victory came this week when voters were […]

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Hilo man honored for contributions to HIV / AIDS prevention

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health STD/AIDS Prevention Branch has announced the 9th Annual Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award will be presented to Lenard Allen of Hilo. The award will be presented at the World AIDS Day event Saturday, Dec. 1 in Honolulu. Allen is being honored for his tremendous contributions to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment […]

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Colleagues praise Akaka at Indian Affairs hearing

MEDIA RELEASE Several members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs offered kind words Thursday for departing Chairman Daniel K. Akaka at what could be the final hearing he leads as he nears the end of his 36 year career in Congress. “You, Mr. Chairman, have been a champion for Native Americans during your […]

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Federal grand jury indicts 8 for gambling

MEDIA RELEASE Vida G. Bottom, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Harry S. Kubojiri, police chief of the Hawaii Police Department; Kenneth J. Hines, special agent in charge of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; and Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, announced that law enforcement officers have […]

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Big Island Carbon looking for buyer

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Big Island Carbon, a high-tech company that plans to turn macadamia nut shells into granular activated carbon, is seeking a new backer. According to reports, Big Island Carbon filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this month in Delware, the state where the company is incorporated. It listed secured debt of $16.4 million […]

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