Archive | July, 2013

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DLNR reopens all parks, trails, forest reserves

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) closed trails, parks and campground areas on Saturday July 27 with additional closures made Monday July 29 due to the expected impacts of Tropical Storm Flossie. All areas that were closed are now reopened to normal operating hours. The following trails, campgrounds, and parks have […]

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Hilo carjacking suspect nabbed near Mauna Kea Access Road

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Police captured a Hilo carjacking suspect Tuesday evening after an all-day search. Police report Jeremy Todd Rios, 31, of Hilo, was arrested when he walked out of a pasture area at about 6:30 p.m. to Mauna Kea Access Road, and ran into a police officer making checks in the area. Rios was […]

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy Launches Ohana Sustainability Program

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy proudly launches its 2013-2014 Ohana Sustainability program with a special screening of Dirty Energy at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center; doors open at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. Dirty Energy brings to light the personal stories […]

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Power restoration update from Hawaii Electric Light Company (UPDATE July 30, 6 p.m.)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company announces that power has been restored to all customers who experienced power outages caused by Tropical Storm Flossie on Monday, July 29, 2013. Gusty winds caused outages beginning at 10:53 a.m. and continuing through the early evening. About 12,500 customers were affected including customers in lower Puna (Kalapana to […]

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Document damages from Flossie (UPDATE July 30, 5 p.m.)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii State Civil Defense and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs would like to share some tips following Flossie’s path over the Hawaiian Islands. Report: If your home was impacted by the storm, contact your county civil defense/emergency management agency to report damages: Hawaii 808-935-0031 Maui 808-270-7285 City and County of Honolulu […]

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Few parks remain closed following Flossie’s departure (UPDATE July 30, 1:00 p.m.)

MEDIA RELEASE The following parks have reopened following this morning’s assessment of conditions: Hawaii Island: State Parks Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area (including Hapuna and Waialea sections) Kiholo State Park Reserve Kekaha Kai State Park (including Manini owali (Kua Bay) and Mahaiula sections) Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park Lapakahi State Historical Park Maui:  State Parks […]

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Queen Liliuokalani Trust welcomes Purdy as manager

MEDIA RELEASE Weston James Manaoio “Mana” Purdy has joined the Queen Liliuokalani Trust as Manager Associate at its Kailua-Kona office, according to trust vice president LeeAnn Crabbe. Born and raised on the island of Hawaii, Purdy’s role at the Trust will focus on its Keahuolu master planning efforts, with particular emphasis on the Trust’s conservation […]

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Hawaii moves to tame OPEB liability

MEDIA RELEASE Helped by a stronger revenue outlook, Hawaii took steps on several fronts in its recently enacted budget to shore up its financial position. Benefits from the new provisions, passed as part of the budget and as distinct statutes during the legislative session, will strengthen the state’s fiscal position in both the near and […]

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DOE cleared from ‘Race to the Top’ high-risk status

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Department of Education has received notification from the U.S. Department of Education that its Race to the Top (RTTT) grant is no longer considered “high-risk” and is in good standing. “This is great news that validates the good work that’s been done by the teachers, educational leaders and our community […]

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Waimea Middle School welcomes VP Kendziorski

MEDIA RELEASE Amy Kendziorski has joined Waimea Middle School as vice principal to help solidify schoolwide student support programs, principal Matt Horne said. An experienced school administrator who grew up in Wisconsin and who has 23 years experience in public education, Kendziorski began her teaching career at Waianae High School in 1990, where, in addition […]

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Unemployment rate fall to 4.6% in June

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June declined to 4.6 percent, from 4.7 percent in May. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent was in September 2008. Statewide, there were 617,250 employed and 29,700 unemployed in June, for a total […]

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App may help protect wild dolphins

By Ashley Yeager | Duke University Traveling to Hawaii sometime soon? If so, you’re probably excited to experience spinner dolphins in the wild. If not, you can still dream about it. And now, there’s an app for that. Scientists at Duke’s Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C. have released the Nai’a Guide — a new iPad […]

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Draft geothermal health assessment released

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The results of an independent geothermal health assessment study have been posted in draft form. The 118-page document is billed as a joint fact finding effort by a study group. At the request of Mayor Billy Kenoi, the working group was convened by Peter Adler, a nationally known and Hawaii-based expert in […]

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Free preparedness guidebook available for boaters

MEDIA RELEASE In Hawaii, being the only island state completely surrounded by water and 2,500 miles from the nearest continental landmass, residents are keenly aware of the potential for widespread destruction caused by severe coastal storms. Ideally, we have prepared our homes and have our emergency preparedness kits ready. As a boat owner, do you […]

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