Archive | August, 2013

MicronesianCultureBug

Church of the Holy Apostles hosts Micronesian program (Aug. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo will be hosting a free talk presented by Micronesian cultural expert Josie Howard. The Pacific Islander Ministry Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii and the Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP) is sponsoring the event 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 31 at the church’s campus on 1407 […]

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Hawaii: Second lowest state-local sales tax

MEDIA RELEASE Consumers in Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Washington, and Oklahoma are shouldering heavier combined state and average local sales tax rates than consumers in other states, according to a new study by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Additionally, the report indicates that Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have the lowest combined rates, and details the […]

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Pair arrested in Pepeekeo drug raid

MEDIA RELEASE A man and a woman were arrested Thursday (Aug. 22) when vice officers served a search warrant on their home in Pepeekeo. During execution of a narcotics search warrant Thursday morning on Kaapepa Street, officers recovered 35.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine along with paraphernalia associated with its distribution. Police also recovered a 2006 […]

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Police release woman arrested following fatal stabbing in Puna

Detectives have released a 27-year-old Puna woman who was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a fatal stabbing in Hawaiian Beaches. At 8:30 p.m. Friday, after conferring with prosecutors, detectives released Manaolanalani Benford of Pāhoa pending further investigation.

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Puna man arrested after shots fired

MEDIA RELEASE One of two Puna men arrested in connection with shots being fired in a residential neighborhood has been charged with nine offenses. Peter Lopes Jr., 45, of Hawaiian Beaches was charged at 3:15 p.m. Friday with first-degree reckless endangering, abuse of a family/household member, three counts of ownership prohibited, three counts of place […]

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Officer injured in booby-trapped marijuana patch

MEDIA RELEASE Police are investigating a case involving a Federal Task Force officer who stepped on a booby trap device in a marijuana patch while chasing a wanted suspect in Puna. At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (August 21), while conducting warrant sweeps in the Ainaloa subdivision, a Federal Task Force officer was attempting to apprehend […]

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Two men arrested, charged for Puna robbery

Two men arrested, charged for Puna robbery

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island police have located two 30-year-old Puna men who being sought in connection with a robbery in the Leilani Estates subdivision last month. Mark McCurley of Hawaiian Beaches and Kawika Kahee of the Black Sand subdivision were arrested at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 20) during a warrants sweep in Hawaiian Beaches. At […]

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

MEDIA RELEASE Two men and a woman have been charged with drug offenses following a traffic stop in North Kohala. Patrol officers stopped the car in Kapaau on Thursday (Aug. 21) because of a seat belt violation. During the stop, it was determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Police also determined that the […]

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$18.7M released for state facilities, schools

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $18.7 million in capital improvement project (CIP) and grant funds for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities and public schools, as well as installation of a new photovoltaic system for a charter school on Kauai. “Our economy is getting stronger, and capital […]

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Governor shares draft marriage bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has provided state legislators a marriage bill drafted by the state Attorney General. The bill is based on Senate Bill 1369, introduced in the 2013 regular session, and was drafted in collaboration with legislators, staff and stakeholders. “We are doing our due diligence to remain open, transparent and accessible on […]

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‘Let Freedom Ring’ 50th anniversary (Aug. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE A half-century to the minute after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Gov. Neil Abercrombie invites the people of Hawaii to “ring a bell” at 3 p.m. (HST) Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, as part of a worldwide 50th anniversary commemoration. The governor also requests places of […]

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Pahoa Community Aquatic Center reopens

Renovations total $1.5 million on pool and facility

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Healthy B&B spa to host grand opening in Hilo

Hale Lamalama Kaili welcomes public to celebration Aug. 31

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Gabbard visits Kealakehe High School, HPA

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Tulsi Gabbard visited with Big Island students and educators Monday to highlight educational opportunities. She congratulated Kealakehe High School’s Robotics Team for its recent successes at the 2013 MATE International ROV Competition. Then, she taught a history class at the high school as the first event in her “Undercover Congresswoman” series. Monday […]

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