Archive | March, 2014

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McDonald’s donates $45,000 to robotics teams

MEDIA RELEASE McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is donating more than $45,000 to the Hawaii robotics teams at this year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition. McDonald’s owner-operators presented a check Saturday during the competition’s opening ceremony for $40,666, which will be divided among the 29 competing Hawaii […]

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SHYLI students to attend Oahu leadership conference

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island students are heading to Oahu this week to attend the 2014 forum for Sustainable Hawaii Youth Leadership Initiative. The conference is Friday, April 4, at Windward Community College in Kaneohe. Students from the Hawaii Island and Lanai will present their sustainability projects to a diverse audience of leaders from business, government […]

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Alternate Energy offering $1,000 scholarship

MEDIA RELEASE For 20 years, Alternate Energy Inc. has been a frontrunner in Hawaii’s solar energy movement, helping educate residents on the environmental and financial benefits to alternate energy sources. This year, it is offering a scholarship to Hawaii students (Hawaii residents and out-of-state students studying in Hawaii are eligible). * Scholarship Amount: $1000 * […]

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Big Island lane closures for the week of March 29-April 4, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD— 1) VICINITY OF LAUPAHOEHOE GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Milepost Markers 26.0 and 27.0 in the vicinity of Laupahoehoe Gulch, on […]

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YWCA honors Sharon Scheele and Audrey Wilson as its 2014 Remarkable People

The YWCA of Hawaii Island has named local real estate executive Sharon Scheele and culinary specialist Audrey Wilson as its 2014 Remarkable People. The pair will be honored at the Remarkable Person Luncheon Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Moku Ola Room.

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Flood advisory extended for Big Island due to heavy rains

The flood advisory for the Big Island has been extended until 7:30 p.m. Monday (March 31). At 4:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy showers falling at rates of two inches per hour over the lower Hilo and Puna districts. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are […]

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Volunteers sought for Stewardship at the Summit April through June 2014

Protect the Hawaiian ecosystem from invasive, non-native plant species by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Police DUI stats for the week of March 24-30, 2014

During the week of March 24, 2014, through March 30, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 327 DUI arrests compared with 334 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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Big Island UH graduate student is finalist for elite international award for innovation

UH Mānoa graduate student John Burns has been selected as a finalist for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. From a pool of more than 1,800 applicants from 129 countries around the world, Burns is one of 22 finalists. The award is targeted to innovators under 30 years of age. The Papaikou resident is one of […]

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Starting April UH to distribute all payroll statements electronically

Beginning in April 2014, the University of Hawai‘i (UH) will be distributing payroll statements for all its employees electronically. Most employees participate in the State of Hawai‘i direct deposit program and, until now, have been receiving paper payroll statements twice monthly. The new application is expected to save money, improve security, and enhance sustainability.

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Police arrest Kona woman on suspicion of attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an investigation of a shooting Friday morning (March 28) in Hōlualoa. Randi-Keli K. Banagan was arrested at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday (March 29) at a residence off of Captain Cook Road.

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Vacant house destroyed by fire in Milolii Saturday (March 29)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:29 a.m. alarm Saturday (March 29) to a Lehua Avenue home in Milolii on fire. Crews arrived to find a single story home engulfed in flames and partially collapsed. Firefighers had the fire under control by 10:15 a.m. and out by noon. Hampering firefighting efforts was the closest source of […]

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Stove fire in Hilo quickly contained Saturday (March 29)

Fire crews responded to a 2:49 p.m. alarm Saturday (March 29) to 2050 Kilauea Avenue in Hilo for a stove fire. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming out of the back of a stove and were able to shut-off the gas line and extingush the fire in a few minutes. Damage was estimated to be […]

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Schatz gets endorsment from President Obama

President Barack Obama today endorsed Senator Brian Schatz in Hawaii’s U.S. Senate election. The President pointed to Senator Schatz’s effective leadership in the Senate and his work to protect Social Security, promote clean energy, and fight for middle-class families.

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