Archive | January, 2014

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Senate introduces more than 1,000 bills

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate has introduced 1,127 Senate bills on this second year of the 27th Legislature. The deadline for bill introductions was Thursday, Jan. 23. The measures are now being sent to their respective committees for consideration. The Hawaii Senate and House Majorities recently announced a joint majority package of priorities for the […]

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Stene: Right of way acquisition issues

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Hiker caught in snowstorm is rescued from Mauna Loa

Alex Sverdlov: ‘I’ve done many crazy hikes, but this one pretty much tops the bill’

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Two students in custody following explosion at Hilo High School

‘It was a huge boom and I thought ‘Holy Moly.’ It was kind of scary’

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Abercrombie to honor community contributors at Cherry Blossom Festival

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to join the celebration of Waimea’s Japanese heritage by planting flowering cherry trees in honor of exceptional community contributors during the 21st Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The community festival showcases the blooming of Waimea’s historic 60-year-old cherry trees, which are primarily […]

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Bill to exempt Hawaii, Alaska from increased air travel fees

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii and Alaska congressional delegations have introduced legislation that would exempt Hawaii, Alaska, and communities that rely on essential air service as subsidized by the U.S. Department of Transportation, from the increase in air travel fees included in December’s budget deal. This exemption would protect interisland flights from increased air travel fees, […]

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Governor releases $28M for DBEDT infrastructure

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $28.3 million in capital improvement project (CIP) funds administered by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). More than $13 million of these CIP funds will go toward improvements to Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA) facilities on Hawaii Island. “A successful test-bed […]

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Winter storm warning for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter storm warning for Big Island summits until noon Wednesday (Jan 29).

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Tanning bill protects health, safety of minors

MEDIA RELEASE HB 611 HD1, relating to tanning facilities, passed third reading Tuesday in the House and moves to the Senate for its consideration. The measure seeks to protect the health and safety of minors by making it unlawful for a tanning facility to allow individuals under 18 to use tanning equipment that tans the […]

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Neiman Marcus breach may impact thousands in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) received notice from Neiman Marcus that at least 9,600 shoppers in Hawaii may have been affected by a recent data breach. OCP Executive Director Bruce Kim urges Hawaii residents to take precautions if they believe they may be affected by […]

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The launch of phase II of the "55 by '25" campaign is celebrated by (L to R): Senator Jill Tokuda, Dr. GG Weisenfeld, David Lassner, Karen Lee, Kathryn Matayoshi, John La Forgia, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Rep. Roy Takumi, and John Komeiji. (Photo courtesy of Department of Education)

Education goal: 55 percent with college degree by 2025

MEDIA RELEASE Leaders in education and business, and politicians spoke at a news conference Tuesday in an effort to strengthen the state’s workforce through higher education. During the event at Honolulu Community College, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawaii P-20), a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawaii State Department […]

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Kona’s Yano Hall rededicated

Renovations took seven months and $753,000

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President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2014

‘After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth’

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Police arrest man for murder of 19 month old girl

Police have arrested a 38-year-old Mountain View man for a 2011 murder in Hilo. At 9:40 a.m. Tuesday (January 28), acting on a tip, police arrested Xavier J. Cortez Jr., also known as Pee Wee Cortez, on the strength of a sealed arrest warrant for second-degree murder.

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