Archive | February, 2013

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HELCO seeking additional geothermal energy

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company today issued a Geothermal Request for Proposals (Geothermal RFP). The company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal energy from geothermal resource developers at prices not tied to the cost of oil to help lower electricity costs for customers. The added power must also blend […]

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Aloha Exchange Club President Jay Kimura presents an 'Officer of the Month' plaque to Officers Murray Toledo and Luke Watkins

Toledo and Watkins are East Hawaii’s Officers of the Month for February

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officers Murray Toledo and Luke Watkins on Thursday (February 28) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officers of the Month” for February. The two officers, who are assigned to the Puna District, were honored for rescuing foreign visitors who got lost during a hike near the lava viewing area […]

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Police remind bicyclists to obey traffic laws

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding bicyclists that they must follow all traffic laws that apply to motorists when they travel on public roadways. In addition, bicyclists must ride in single file, as far to the right of the road as possible and on bike paths where provided. Bicycles may not be ridden on sidewalks or […]

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Governor releases $10.7M for airports, harbors

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island airports and harbors have received $10.7 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP). The funds are part of the $113 million CIP package for various statewide projects that Gov. Neil Abercrombie released earlier this week. “I appreciate the Governor for releasing the funds for these important projects that will enhance our […]

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Hanohano apologizes for racist comments

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Puna’s State Rep. Faye Hanohano has apologized to those offended by racial and ethnic remarks she made in response to artwork being installed in her office. As part of the “Art in Public Places” program, artwork is provided for the state Capitol offices of elected officials. Exhibit specialists with the State Foundation […]

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Schatz supports Obama, Reid on sequestration

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz announced his opposition for the Republican plan that does not avert the harmful impacts of sequestration and would only hurt middle-class families by not addressing the deficit. President Obama announced Thursday that he would veto the legislation (S. 16). “I stand with President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid in […]

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Police are searching for the driver that hit and killed a pedestrian in Kona Thursday (Feb 28)

A 71-year-old Kealakekua man died Thursday (February 28) from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian crash on the Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) and Hokukano Road in Kealakekua. Responding to a 1:32 a.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that the pedestrian was walking in a northerly direction on the mauka shoulder of the highway […]

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Police seeking identity of theft suspect seen on video surveillance

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect caught on video during the theft of a weed eater. The crime took place in Puna in late January of 2013. The suspect appears to be a male with close cropped dark hair and a thin build.

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Flight attendants ratify narrow-body aircraft agreement

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants have ratified a tentative agreement reached earlier this month between the company and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) on new contract terms covering the operation of long-range, single-aisle aircraft the company plans to acquire to complement its current fleet of wide-body aircraft serving Hawaii from the U.S. West […]

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Hawaii No. 1 for long term care facility quality

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii ranks higher than any other state in the quality of its nursing facilities. 38 percent of nursing facilities in Hawaii earned a five out of a possible five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of medical care. […]

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National park tourism creates $278M in economic benefit

MEDIA RELEASE A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows the 4.7 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $278 million in communities surrounding those parks. This spending supported 3,330 jobs across the state. “The national parks in Hawaii are great places to learn about America’s story,” said NPS Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. […]

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Hawaiian unveils ‘Wedding Wings’ program

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines is giving couples planning a wedding or civil union ceremony even more reason to choose Hawaii for their special day with the savings and convenience offered by its new online Wedding Wings program. Registration in the program is free and offered as a value-added benefit to members of HawaiianMiles, Hawaiian’s frequent […]

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Strong 6.9M quake in Russia, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection (March 2-3)

MEDIA RELEASE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as follows: * Saturday, March 2 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station * Sunday, March 3 at the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station These events are for household generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency or farm […]

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