Archive | April, 2013

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Waimea blasting scheduled through May 31

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners that after multiple test blasts conducted last week, its contractor Blasting Technology will proceed with blasting activities 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through May 31, 2013. Blasting activities facilitate rock excavation at the construction site for Phase 2A of DHHL’s […]

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Results of the BIIF track and field meet at Kamehameha Schools

BIIF Track and Field Week Kamehameha Schools Kamehameha – Kea’au – 4/27/2013 Kea’au, HI Results

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HT-H seeks to reduce back pay owed to journalists

MEDIA RELEASE More than seven years after illegally firing two reporters for union activity, management of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald is seeking to reduce the amount of back pay it owes the wronged journalists, according to the Pacific Media Workers Guild. Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey D.Wedekind conducted a two-day compliance hearing at the Honolulu offices of […]

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Kaiminani Drive side streets closed for resurfacing (April 29-May 17)

MEDIA RELEASE Motorists are advised of street closures and detours along Kaiminani Drive, in North Kona scheduled for Monday, April 29. Closures and detours for the roadways listed are scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detour signs will be posted along the streets directing motorists. Residents on the side streets affected […]

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County reopens renovated Waiakea Recreation Center

Mayor Billy Kenoi: ‘This is where our children learn sportsmanship, hard work and pride’

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Bill on school readiness program moves forward

MEDIA RELEASE A measure that would serve as a building block to creating a state-funded early childhood education program in the future has advanced in conference committee. Senate and House conference committee members voted to move forward Senate Bill 1093, which establishes a school readiness program as a major component of the early learning system. […]

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Vara elected to Bank of Hawaii Corp. board of directors

MEDIA RELEASE Bank of Hawaii Corporation has announced its shareholders have elected Raymond Vara to serve on its board of directors, effective April 26. Vara is the president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider and parent company of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi […]

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Fire burns part of home in Hawaiian Acres Sunday (April 28)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:33 a.m. alarm Sunday (April 28) to a structure fire at 15-2712 Nenue St. in Hawaiian Beaches. Firefighters found a single story home with a room addition in the back engulfed in flames. Fire crews were able to have the fire out by 3:55 a.m.

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Big Island Lane closures for the week of Monday April 29 through May 3, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — AKONI PULE HIGHWAY — 1) VICINITY OF HAWI TOWN Alternating single lane closures on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in both directions in the vicinity of Hawi to Kapaau Towns between Milepost Markers 21.2 […]

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Trident Diving Equipment recalls high-pressure scuba diving air hoses due to drowning hazard

The High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses that connects the regulator to the tank’s pressure gauge can leak, posing a drowning hazard to the user. Trident has received one report of a hose leaking. No injuries have been reported.

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Police warrants list for Friday, April 26, 2013

As of Friday, April 26, 2013, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Fire destroys home in Hawaiian Acres Friday (April 26)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 10:47 a.m. alarm Friday (April 26) for a structure fire located in Hawaiian Acres on Road 6 between Roads C and D. Crews found a multi-story home engulfed in flames. Crews used water from a catchment tank to extinguish the blaze and had the fire out by 12:13 p.m.

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Police locate Hilo man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 68-year-old Paulo Vakautafefine of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found a short distance from his Wainaku home at 3:55 p.m. Friday. After paramedics examined him, he was returned to his family.

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Morimoto is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for April

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Derek Morimoto on Thursday (April 25) as “Officer of the Month” for April. Morimoto, a detective in the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, was honored for spearheading the search for a missing 69-year-old man who was partially blind and in the early stages of dementia.

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