Archive | January, 2013

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 Friday and Sunday (Feb 1 & 3)

Hilo-based military units will convoy from Keaukaha Military Reservation (KMR) to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Friday, Feb. 1 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The unit will redeploy from Pōhakuloa Training Area to Keaukaha Military Reservation on Sunday Feb. 3 between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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Strong 6.7M quake in Chile, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. Chile reports no injuries or damage to infrastructure from this quake and no local tsunami is expected.

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The Mamalahoa bypass was open for a test run Monday, March 9. (Hawaii247.com photo by Karin Stanton)

Mamalahoa Highway bypass now open 24/7

The Mamalahoa Highway Bypass is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide much-needed traffic relief to the families of South Kona. The bypass is located midway between the shoreline and Mamalahoa Highway. The bypass starts at the southern edge of Keauhou and runs approximately three miles to the bottom of […]

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Image of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope taken at 8:39 a.m., January 30, 2013 from the Gemini Telescope.

Winter weather advisory continues for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the winter weather advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet through 12 noon today (Jan 30). Mauna Kea rangers report Mauna Kea Access Road is open to the public.

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Police have located a Hilo woman reported missing

Missing Hilo woman Lea Devaney has been located, all is in order.

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2012 financial results

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., has reported its financial results for the full year 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012. 2012 Full Year Financial Highlights * Adjusted net income, reflecting economic fuel expense and excluding lease termination costs, of $55.6 million or $1.06 per diluted share, an increase […]

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Laupahoehoe Music Festival auction to raise funds for school bus

MEDIA RELEASE Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS) will conduct a silent auction Feb. 23 at the Laupahoehoe Music Festival to help raise funds for the purchase of the first hybrid school bus in the state. The purchase of the Thomas Built C2e Hybrid Bus is part of the school’s Green Sustainability Program, which also […]

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‘Senior Prom’ to be hosted by UH-Hilo Student Athlete Advisory Committee

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Athlete Advisory Committee will host a “Senior Prom” for seniors 60-years-and-older on Sunday, February 24 in the UH Hilo gymnasium. Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii” is the theme for this free event which begins at 5:30 p.m. “This is a great opportunity for the community to meet and mingle […]

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State continues to seek ‘meaningful, fair’ HSTA agreement

MEDIA RELEASE The State negotiations team has notified the Hawaii State Teachers Association it cannot responsibly accept its latest proposal, which would cost the State $1,050,445,815 over four years, mostly in additional compensation and benefit expenses. On Dec. 5, 2012 the State offered HSTA $49.2 million in pay increases – 2 percent annual increases for […]

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Schatz strongly supports equal pay act

On the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Senator Brian Schatz urges Congress to act now and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is common sense legislation that would require women to be paid the same as men for the same job.

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House takes first step to address PLDC

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committee on Water and Land has scheduled a hearing Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 regarding the abolishment of the Public Land Development Corporation or alternatives to achieve the original intent to generate revenue from public land. In response to public frustration over the manner in which the Public Lands Development Corporation was […]

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Mauna Kea summit area from the W.M. Keck Observatory webcam at 9 a.m. on January 29, 2013.

Winter weather advisory for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a winter weather advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 30).

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Whale flips man and outrigger canoe over in Keauhou

Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:16 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Jan 29) 1/4 mile off shore of the Outrigger Kanaloa in Keauhou for a paddler who was flipped over by a whale in his one-man outrigger canoe (OC-1).

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Police locate Washington state man reported missing, last seen in Waimea

Big Island police have located 20-year-old Alexander Adams who was reported missing. He was found in good health Thursday afternoon (January 31) in the Discovery Harbor area.

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