Archive | September, 2013

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Loose dogs, electric bills at Waimea town meeting (Oct. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE Trouble comes in many forms in rural upcountry Waimea – and the 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 Waimea Community Association Town Meeting in Waimea school cafeteria will discuss two very different but troubling issues impacting the community – loose dogs and the high cost of electricity. First will be a panel discussion on […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.28/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.54/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Driver charged in Puna cyclist fatality

MEDIA RELEASE Police have charged the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal vehicle-bicycle crash Friday (Sept. 27) in Puna. At 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police charged 27-year-old Siaku L. Aholelei of Mountain View with first-degree negligent homicide and first-degree manslaughter. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $275,000 […]

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Puna assault victim identified

MEDIA RELEASE Police have identified the victim of an assault that resulted in a large deposit of blood left fronting a vacant establishment in Puna. At about 7:30 a.m. June 26, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section and evidence specialists responded to a report of blood discovered in an alcove fronting a closed […]

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FoodCorps program launches in Hawaii

Initiative connects children to fresh, healthy food; puts well-trained fellows in school gardens

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Porking out at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Cochon 555 U.S. Tour brings its ‘five chefs, five wineries, five pigs’ to Big Island for non-competitve culinary event

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Strong 6.7M quake near New Zealand, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Christie, wife plead guilty over marijuana ministry

Hawaii 24/7 Staff According to published reports, Roger Christie and his wife Sherryanne have pleaded guilty in a marijuana trafficking case that stemmed from their Hilo marijuana ministry. On Friday in Honolulu federal court, Christie pleaded guilty to one count of marijuana trafficking and two counts of failure to file tax returns for the years […]

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Papaya trees destroyed on Kapoho farm

MEDIA RELEASE Police have initiated a criminal property damage case in connection with the destruction of papaya trees at a farm in Puna. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) and 6:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 27), 100 papaya trees were cut down in Kapoho off Highway 132 near the 4-mile marker. The trees were 3- […]

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Captain Cook woman dies in apparent drowning

MEDIA RELEASE Emergency crews responded to an apparent drowning Friday afternoon at Kua Bay. Police and fire/rescue personnel reported responding to the 2:12 p.m. call and transported a woman to Kona Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3:24 p.m. Police identified the woman as Carol Vandermyden, 44, of Captain Cook. An autopsy has […]

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Bicyclist dies in Keaau crash

MEDIA RELEASE A 66-year-old Puna man died Friday (Sept. 27) in a vehicle-bicycle crash. Ag 11:56 a.m., a 2004 Dodge pickup truck was traveling south at a high rate of speed on Highway 11 near the 8-mile marker in Keaau when it lost control, crossed the grassy median and struck a bicycle traveling north on […]

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Gabbard introduces bill to protect military pay if government shuts down

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has introduced legislation to protect servicemembers and critical Defense Department employees if the government shuts down Oct. 1. The Military Pay Protection Act (H.R. 3187) ensures that those who are serving in the Armed Forces, and critical civilians working to support our servicemembers, can still be paid for their work […]

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KUA receives OHA grant for fishponds

MEDIA RELEASE KUA receives OHA grant to support the coordination of loko ia (traditional fishpond) organizations and practitioners. Kuaaina Ulu Auamo (KUA) has been awarded a $228K Pae Aina Sustainability grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to build the capacity of loko ia practitioners to successfully implement restoration and management activities. Over the […]

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Regents endorse successful graduation initiative

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii Board of Regents formally endorsed the Hawaii Graduation Initiative (HGI) and the university’s strategies for achieving its goals at its September board meeting. The HGI’s primary goal is to increase the number of UH graduates by 25 percent by 2015. This would mean awarding 10,500 degrees/certificates in 2015 compared […]

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