Archive | April, 2013

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Legislature unanimously passes state budget

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Legislature on Tuesday voted unanimously in both the House and Senate to approve the state budget for the upcoming FY2013-2015 biennium. HB200 CD1 appropriates funds for operating and capital improvement costs of the Executive Branch for the biennium fiscal years FY2013-2014 and FY2014-2015. For FY2013-2014, the bill offers $6 billion […]

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Colson named head of Hualalai Academy

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Directors of Hualalai Academy has selected Hawaii veteran educator and school administrator John Colson as its Head of School effective July 2013. “We were seeking a dynamic, compassionate, forward-thinking and resourceful educational leader and we struck gold with John Colson,” said Dr. Matt James, Hualalai Academy search committee chairman and […]

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DLNR seeking streamlined permitted process to restore fishponds

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is taking part in a “Hoala Loko Ia,” initiative with cultural practitioners in Hawaii to assist with the restoration and operation of traditional Hawaiian fishponds. “Hawaiian fishpond systems, loko ia, are some of Hawaii’s most significant traditional cultural resources,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR […]

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Flood advisory issued due to heavy rains along the Kona coast

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 2 a.m. Tuesday (April 30). At 10:42 p.m. weather radar showed persistent moderate to heavy showers continuing over portions of the Kona area from Kona Village Resort to Keahole Point to North of Kailua-Kona town. The showers were nearly […]

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Conquering Kona: Memories of a first-time island love affair

MEDIA RELEASE Last year’s Kona Inspired winners share memories and advice for first-timers. Entries for this year’s Kona Inspired contest are pouring in. As the competition close draws near, Ironman asked the 2012 winners to share the moments that have stuck with them six months after racing in the Ironman World Championship. From swimming with […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 1.5 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.34/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Police arrest Puna man on suspicion of arson

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Puna man in connection with a suspicious fire Friday (April 26). At 10:48 a.m. Friday, patrol officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire at Alulu Road and Oʻoaʻa Road in Hawaiian Acres. The fire was extinguished, but not before causing extensive damage to the structure. A […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of April 22-28, 2013

During the week of April 22, 2013, through April 28, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 437 DUI arrests compared with 464 during the same period last year, […]

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Police to take public online survey during month of May

The public is invited to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawaiʻi Police Department during the month of May. Chief Harry Kubojiri said previous Community Satisfaction Surveys helped him identify actions the Police Department could take to increase community satisfaction. “Our partnership with the community is crucial,” Kubojiri said.

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Congressman Neil Abercrombie talks about his run for the governor's office in 2010.

Abercrombie launches re-election campaign

MEDIA RELEASE Citing hard choices and tough decisions that had to be made to rebuild Hawaii’s economy, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has formally launched his bid for re-election. “I’m pleased to report that the days of fiscal chaos are behind us,” the governor told a gathering of supporters. “I pledge to keep our economy growing, because […]

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Kealakekua courthouse evacuated briefly

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire crews and a Hazmat unit were dispatched Monday morning to the courthouse in Kealakekua for a “possible toxic condition.” The courthouse was evacuated after people began coughing and complaining of irritated throats and eyes, according to the Fire Department. Crews were alerted shortly after 9 a.m. and moved people from the […]

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SHYLI passes the torch

MEDIA RELEASE On April 15, youth leaders celebrated a year full of accomplishments at the Sustainable Hawaii Youth Leadership Initiative’s Graduation. They inspired everyone with their life-changing experiences. They also passed the torch to the new youth who were nominated by their communities to serve as SHYLI delegates for the coming year. To honor the […]

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Kona burglary, theft reports (April 19-26)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Policing staff compile a weekly listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers April 19-26. BURGLARIES No reported burglaries this week. UCPV (STOLEN VEHICLE) On April 21, a reported UCPV in the 5800 block of Alii Dr., a white 1996 Toyota Rav 4 Mpvh with Lic# […]

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Schatz supports Working Families Tax Relief Act

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz joined U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-ILL) in supporting The Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2013 that would permanently enhance critical refundable tax credits that help keep millions of working families out of poverty. It would strengthen and expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and […]

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