Archive | June, 2013

Stanga serving visitors a special mushroom recipe (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Roya Sabri)

Discover specialty mushroom in Hamakua

Bob Stanga: I thought I was having fun flying until I started farming’

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Bus fare increases on all Hele-On bus routes

MEDIA REALEASE Effective Monday, July 1, 2013, bus fares will increase on all Hele-On bus routes. The increases will be as follows: * Cash fare for all rides will be $2.00 * Cash fares for students, individuals 60 years and older, and certified disabled individuals will be $1.00 with proper identification. * No charge for […]

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Duckies, duckies, duckies, everywhere. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

Kings’ Shops and United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii to honor first responders at Fourth of July celebration

MEDIA RELEASE In addition to bringing the community together to raise much needed funds for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii at the 22nd Annual Rubber Duckie Race, Kings’ Shops and UCPA will honor Hawaii Island’s first responders. The race will take place July 4. Those to be honored for their exemplary service to […]

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Schatz acts to stop student loan rates from doubling

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz joined Sens. Reed, Hagan, Franken, Harkin, Warren, and Stabenow, among others, in taking action to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling July 1. The Keep Student Loans Affordable Act, in which Schatz is an original co-sponsor, would extend current student loan interest rates for a year so that students […]

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DOE releases income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) has announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Copies of the policy are available at public schools.

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Kona roads resurfacing start July 1

MEDIA RELEASE Residents on St. John’s Road and in Sunset Terrace are advised of possible delays due to county road resurfacing starting Monday, July 1. Highway Maintenance crew prepped the shoulders, removing foliage along the roads scheduled for resurfacing. Paving will be done between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays, excluding July 4. One-lane closures […]

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Applications for property tax exemptions due July 1

MEDIA RELEASE July 1, 2013 is the due date for exemption applications for the Homeowner’s, Homes of Totally Disabled Veterans, Properties of Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease and Properties of Persons who are Blind, Deaf and/or Totally Disabled programs. If you feel that any of these programs apply to you, applications must be submitted by […]

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July Ducks Fireworks (Photo courtesy of Queens' Marketplace)

Fireworks crown Queens’ Marketplace’s ‘Family Fourth’

MEDIA RELEASE Queens’ MarketPlace is where the Big Island wants to be on the 4th of July, when folks of all ages come out to play, shop, enjoy good food and great music all afternoon and evening—capped off with spectacular fireworks over Waikoloa Bowl. In the Coronation Pavilion five of the island’s favorite bands take […]

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No special session expected over vetoes

MEDIA RELEASE Earlier this week, Gov. Neil Abercrombie informed the state Legislature of his intent to veto nine bills passed during the 2013 legislative session. After reviewing the bills and discussions with members of the Legislature, House Speaker Joseph M. Souki and Senate President Donna Mercado Kim announced it does not appear at this time […]

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Senate passes immigration reform bill

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz joined a bipartisan group of Senators in passing S.744, which will provide a pathway to citizenship for 11.5 million people living in the shadows, reunite families by clearing the visa backlog, and reduce the deficit. “For those of us who live in Hawaii, this has special meaning. What makes our […]

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Kohala Zipline wins Business Innovation Award

MEDIA RELEASE Kohala Zipline has been recognized by the Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce with a Pualu Award for Business Innovation. The award recognizes Kohala Zipline for its commitment to product development, safety, and customer service. From course design to ongoing industry-leading expert consultations, Kohala Zipline has set a high standard for zipline design and […]

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Delegates from India visit Hawaii Community College

MEDIA RELEASE A three-member delegation from the University of Mumbai in India visited Hawaii Community College on Thursday, June 27 as part of a visit to the state, where the delegates have been studying the University of Hawaii system. The delegates have been meeting with key UH administrators and government officials during the past week […]

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Visitor expenditures level off in May

MEDIA RELEASE Visitors who came to Hawaii in May 2013 spent a total of $1.05 billion, relatively unchanged from May 2012, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals, which have continuously increased since November 2011, rose another 3.7 percent to 645,711 visitors in May 2013. However, compared to a […]

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Kona burglary, theft reports (June 22-28)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Policing staff compile a weekly listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers June 22-28. BURGLARIES On June 22, a reported burglary in the 1300 block of Hawaii Belt Road. Jewelry and an antique Oriental design vase was taken. UCPV (STOLEN VEHICLE) On June 22, a […]

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