Archive | February, 2014

High surf advisory for West facing shores of the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for West facing shores of the Big Island starting at 6 p.m. Saturday (March 1). A strong low pressure system Northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands has generated a large West-Northwest swell which will produce dagerously large surf.

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High wind warning for Big Island summits until Saturday morning

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 a.m. Saturday (March 1). Winds are forecast to come from the West at 35-55 mph with higher gusts. The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile […]

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Big Island film ‘The Land of Eb’ is released on iTunes and Google Play

“The Land of Eb”, a feature film produced entirely on the Big Island of Hawaii has been released worldwide on digital platforms including iTunes and Google Play.

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House bill directing PUC to discuss upgrades to electric grid moves forward

The House today passed a measure that will help resolve the inability for thousands of Hawaii families to install photovoltaic solar panels while being left in limbo by electric utilities. The measure directs the Public Utilities Commission to establish new guidelines and rules that will support the upgrade and modernization of Hawaii’s electric grid and […]

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Minimum wage bill moves forward in the Senate

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means today advanced an amended version of Senate Bill 2609, a measure that would incrementally increase Hawaii’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2017. The changes to the measure reflect the committees desire to strike a balance between concerns from advocates on both sides of the issue to […]

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Hawaii House of Representatives pass over 200 bills to the Senate

The House today passed 83 bills that cover a broad range of issues on education, health care, social services, housing and homelessness, economic development, aging and senior care, space exploration, and climate change and the environment. The body now stands in recess and will reconvene to take action on additional measures up for third reading […]

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Mayor Kenoi submits operating budget to the Hawaii County Council

This FY 2014-2015 budget is $9,403,477 or 2.3 percent larger than the budget in effect when this administration took office in 2008. During the past five years of budget challenges caused by the national and international recession, we have continued to invest in county infrastructure while restricting spending and coping with increased health care and […]

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Police charge Hawi man and his mother with meth distribution

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Hāwī man and his mother and charged them with meth distribution and other offenses. On Thursday morning (February 27), officers from the Area II Vice Section, North Kohala Patrol and Community Policing served a search warrant at a home on the 55-3300 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Hāwī. […]

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State accepts Territorial Savings as Hawaii-Chartered Bank

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Division of Financial Institutions (DFI)today announced that it has approved Territorial Savings Bank to become a state-chartered financial institution. Territorial Savings Bank has been a federal-chartered savings bank. It was organized first in 1921 as a mutual building and loan association.

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Police warrants list for Friday, February 28, 2014

As of Friday, February 28, 2014, 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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Banyan Drive one-way traffic during Health Fair walk (March 15)

To accommodate mass walkers at the 17th Annual Hilo Heart & Stroke Walk & Health Fair, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Banyan Drive. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northeasterly, direction on Banyan Drive between both sides of Lihiwai Street. The one-way traffic pattern will be […]

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DLNR offers lottery drawing for feral cattle control in Hilo

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will be extending opportunities for special public access to the Hilo Restricted Watershed for the control of feral cattle.

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Hiker lost in Piha Forest Reserve is rescued Thursday (Feb 27)

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:25 a.m. alarm for a lost hiker in the Piha Forest Reserve near Laupahoeehoe Thursday (Feb 27). Crews searched for the lost 20-year-old male hiker lost in the Piha forest reserve. Rescuers were able to use GPS coordinates triangulated from the man’s cellphone position. The hiker was spotted by Chopper […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 27, 2014

A lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu produced nighttime glow that was visible via HVO’s Webcam during the past week.

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