Archive | October, 2013

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Electronic devices allowed during flights

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta has announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the […]

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Air riflery: Waiakea’s Gray new state champion

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Waiakea’s Justin Gray is the 2013 air riflery state champion. With 537 points, Gray was just shy of the state record of 553 set 14 years ago, but seven points ahead of Punahou’s David Watanabe. Mid-Pacific’s Zachary Chang (529) was another point back in third and Waiakea’s Chris Silva (527). The Waiakea […]

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Hawaii Horse Expo hosts series of equine clinics

MEDIA RELEASE To support its goal of equine continuing education Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Hawaii Horse Expo will begin a series of clinics under the direction of noted equine behaviorist and trainer Charles Wilhelm. Beginning Nov. 10 and continuing into the New Year, clinics will cover a wide variety of topics and allow participants to […]

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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 2013 complete schedule

OPENING WEEKEND FRIDAY, NOV. 1 The Kona Coffee Art Show & Competition Donkey Mill Art Center 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa Travel up to Kona coffee country and this restored Kona coffee mill that is now the vibrant home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture to enjoy the works […]

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Mama’s House Thrift Shop moves to new Waimea location

MEDIA RELEASE The thrift shop with a mission, Mama’s House will relocate to Saffron (formerly Daniel Thiebaut Restaurant) on Kawaihae Road as of Nov. 1, 2013. Bringing a fresh energy to the historic Chock In Store, Mama’s House will open an “Upcountry Chic Boutique” in the front room and a quaint little “Christmas Store” in […]

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Virgin koa forest for sale in Hakalau

MEDIA RELEASE The third largest privately owned old-growth koa forest on the planet is for sale on the Big Island. Named Ohana Sanctuary, the property covers nearly five square miles of pristine koa cloud forest and is listed for $22 million. Beverly Molfino of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is representing the sellers in the […]

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Food assistance program receives federal award

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Human Services (DHS) has been awarded a federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) bonus of $724,139 for the most improved Program Access Index for fiscal year 2012. Formerly called Food Stamps, the federally funded SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households. SNAP […]

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New rules for money transfers

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii is reminding money transmitters and consumers that new rules for the millions of transfers made each year began Oct. 28. The changes are in accordance with the federal Dodd-Frank Act that was designed to provide more consumer protections, including enhanced implementation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. A “remittance […]

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KVBID eyes thematic heritage lighting design

MEDIA RELEASE Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) has identified the need to improve public lighting design, particularly within the Historic Kailua Village core along Alii Drive between Palani Road and Walua Road. “Evening light can have a transformational effect on the appearance and safety of how a sidewalk, street and village are perceived and […]

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Hiatt scholarships awarded to two HPA seniors

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy seniors Scott Fetz and Lyle Boland Bleckel are the recipients of the Hiatt College Scholarships for Community Service and Academic Creativity and Initiative. HPA parents Jerry and Mahilani Hiatt were on hand for the presentation Oct. 22 at the Upper School assembly. Fetz received the Community Service Award and a […]

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Neighbor isles expected to lead job growth through 2020

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has announced the release of several publications – Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations, 2010-2020 for Honolulu MSA, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County. DLIR’s Research and Statistics Office produces the series, which provides long-term industry and occupational projections. Industry Projections Positive industry growth […]

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DOE revises graduation rate for 2012

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education has reported revised high school graduation rate results. The data changes affect the statewide graduation rate percentage, graduation rates for 37 high schools and the status of 11 schools in the Strive HI Performance System. The Strive HI Performance System is designed to measure and understand school performance […]

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Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

Steven Finkelstein: ‘There are way more regions of very high star formation than we previously thought. … There must be a decent number of them if we happen to find two in the same area of the sky.’

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Army issued license for depleted uranium at PTA

MEDIA RELEASE The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license to the U.S. Army authorizing the possession of depleted uranium (DU) at two sites in Hawaii. The Army trained with the Davy Crockett weapons system at the two sites in the 1960s. This system included DU “spotting rounds,” used to assist with targeting accuracy. The […]

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