Archive | May, 2014

Native Hawaiian trees planted in collaborative effort

MEDIA RELEASE On March 6, a group of more than 50 school children hiked into the new Discovery Forest around the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) to take part in reclaiming the disappearing wild lands of Hawaii. As part of an ongoing conservation effort led by San Diego Zoo Global and the Hawaii Forest Institute […]

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Governor signs bill to raise state’s minimum wage

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed Senate Bill 2609 (Act 82), a measure that incrementally increases the state’s minimum wage rate over the next four years and the tip credit over the next two years. “A hardworking sector of our community has gone seven years without a raise,” Abercrombie said. “This legislation will raise […]

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Waikoloa to receive $525,000 for public library design

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon has announced that funding identified by the Legislature for a new public library in Waikoloa has been released by the administration. The project includes $525,000 for design work for a new Waikoloa Public Library. “Residents of Waikoloa worked very hard over the years to get this much-needed public library in […]

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Energy Excelerator looking for 14 local startups

Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator is seeking 14 energy startup companies from Hawaii and the mainland to participate in its upcoming cohort. As part of the mentoring program, the excelerator will provide $5 million in funding and mentorship to help the startups bring their ideas to market. Of the 14 companies selected for the program, Excelerator directors […]

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SmugMug Films: Swimming with fire by Lava Light

CJ Kale: ‘We love the excitement of witnessing the creation and destruction of the landscape right before our eyes’

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Stene: Irked over stalled highway projects

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Ironman 70.3 Hawaii (May 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Created in 2004 in the footprint of its big sister, Ironman 70.3 Hawaii is the only qualifier for the Ironman World Championship held on island itself. Nicknamed Honu, in honor of the Hawaiian green sea turtle, the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii offers competitors a beautiful venue. It starts with an open-ocean swim and follows […]

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NOAA expects near-normal or above-normal Central Pacific hurricane season

Twenty-year era of low activity likely to be offset in 2014 by impacts of El Nino

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PTA open to bow hunting this weekend, May 31-June 1, 2014

Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, May 31-June 1, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-4, 9 and 12-16 will be open for bow hunting of mammals only. Hunters are allowed one pig, one goat and one sheep, per day, in keeping with state bag limits. Shooting sheep […]

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Police remind public about no parking zones in Keaukaha

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public that some areas along Kalanianaʻole Avenue in Keaukaha are designated “No Parking” zones. No Parking zones are designed to allow emergency vehicles access to assist the public and for residents to exit their driveways safely. With the summer season approaching, the number of beach goers is expected to […]

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Randall Todd Chase

Police charge man with various offenses in violent Kona robbery

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged one of the men arrested in connection with a violent robbery early Tuesday in Kailua-Kona. At 5 p.m. Wednesday (May 28), detectives charged 28-year-old Randall Todd Chase of Kailua-Kona with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, assault, two counts of third-degree theft, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug, and possessing […]

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Flood advisory in effect for the Big Island due to heavy Kona rains

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 12:15 a.m. Thursday (May 29). At 10:15 p.m. Wednesday weather radar showed rainfall diminishing along the Leeward coast of the Big Island between Kailua-Kona and Captain Cook, however runoff and ponding continues from earlier heavy rainfall.

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Kona men arrested following beating and robbery

Two Kona men are in police custody while detectives continue investigating a violent robbery early Tuesday in Kailua-Kona. At 1:57 a.m. Tuesday (May 27), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery outside a restaurant on the 75-1000 block of Henry Street.

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Police seek to identify Hilo shoplifting suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with a shoplifting case. A surveillance camera captured an image of a suspect taking a cell phone case from a store at 50 E. Puainako Street on April 17. Police ask anyone who knows the identity or […]

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