Archive | November, 2013

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 28, 2013

On Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow continues to advance slowly into the forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: What goes up must come down, at least at volcanoes

In past Volcano Watches, we’ve emphasized a radically new way to view Kīlauea—as an explosive volcano. Though not explosive now, it was dominantly explosive during 60 percent (1,500 years) of the past 2,500 years.

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Police warrants list for Friday, November 29, 2013

As of Friday, November 29, 2013, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Kona burglaries, thefts (Nov. 22-28)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Policing staff compile a weekly listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers Nov. 22-28. BURGLARIES On Nov. 23, a reported burglary in the 5500 block of Mamalahoa Hwy. Furniture was removed. On Nov. 25, a reported burglary in the 6800 block of Alii Dr. A […]

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Governor releases $2.5M for Waimea District Park

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $2.5 million in general obligation bonds for Phase 1 of 5 of the Waimea District Park project. “I would like to thank Gov. Abercrombie for releasing these bonds, enabling us to move forward with the creation of a district/regional park in Waimea” said Sen. Malama Solomon, who represents […]

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Onishi named Hawaii Farm Bureau ‘Legislator of the Year’

MEDIA RELEASE Freshman Big Island Representative Richard H.K. Onishi (Hilo, Keaau, Kurtistown, Volcano) has been named as 2013 Legislator of the Year by the state wide Hawaii Farm Bureau. Onishi serves as Vice Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and member of the Finance; Economic Development and Business; Tourism; and Veterans Military Affairs & International Affairs […]

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West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill gas collection system complete

MEDIA RELEASE Waste Management of Hawaii, Inc., which operates the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill for the County of Hawaii, has completed the installation of a gas collection and control system at the landfill in Puuanahulu. The gas management system, which began operation earlier this month, uses a series of wells located throughout the landfill to […]

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Young legislators establish Hawaii Future Caucus

MEDIA RELEASE A bipartisan group of state and county leaders age 40 and under have established the Hawaii Future Caucus (HFC) to increase government openness and participation among young people. The Caucus will facilitate policy discussions between public, private and nonprofit sectors and advance legislative packages within the State House and City Councils. The co-chairs […]

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Free surf camp for disabled children (Dec. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE A free Surfers Healing Camp for children with autism and other disabilities is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo. Now in its fourth year, the Surfers Healing Camp provides disabled children and their families with the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions. Knowledgeable surfing […]

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Visitor expenditures, arrivals down for second month

MEDIA RELEASE October 2013 was the second month that total visitor expenditures (-2.6% to $1.1 billion[1]) and visitor arrivals (-1.6% to 636,245 visitors) to Hawaii were less than the previous year, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Hawaii has witnessed slower growth in visitor arrivals since July 2013. The average daily […]

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Hawaii Supreme Court hearing oral argument in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Hawaii Supreme Court Convening on Big Island WHO: Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald Associate Justice Paula Nakayama Associate Justice Simeon Acoba, Jr. Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna Associate Justice Richard Pollack Joy A. San Buenaventura, Attorney for Petitioner Andrew S. Iwashita, Attorney for Respondent WHEN: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 WHERE: UH Hilo Performing […]

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State critical of TV show misrepresenting hunting

MEDIA RELEASE In response to The History Channel’s new series “American Jungle,” the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), as well as representatives of hunting, animal protection and film agencies in Hawaii, find the series’ depiction of hunting activities on the Island of Hawaii to be inaccurate, offensive, and in some cases, potentially illegal. […]

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Hawaiian begins ticket sales for Beijing service

MEDIA RELEASE Tickets are on sale for Hawaiian Airlines’ new non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing, its first Mainland China gateway destination, which launches April 16, 2014, subject to government approval. The new service will offer flights three days weekly. Travelers in Beijing can book tickets through their favorite travel agent or by calling Hawaiian […]

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Guy Toyama Memorial Day Celebration (Dec. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE The Guy Toyama Memorial Fund hosts a beach clean up and community BBQ to honor Toyama’s vision for the environment. Attendees will then join hands in a collaborative human aerial art event that will be photographed from the sky to capture the moment with a visual keepsake. Wear pink, red, white or bright […]

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