Archive | September, 2014

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Gabbard announces legislation to increase rural access to healthcare

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced new bipartisan legislation to ensure the federal government recognizes the unique hardships facing Hawaii’s rural areas in providing quality healthcare options. The bill, H.R.5592, would allow Hawaii and Alaska to decide which areas of the state should be considered rural and, in turn, eligible for federal grants and […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of September 22-28, 2014

During the week of September 22, 2014, through September 28, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 863 DUI arrests compared with 977 during […]

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Updates from Sen. Scahtz

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement following the Senate passage of a bipartisan continuing resolution that funds the government through Dec. 11, 2014 and grants the President authority to take action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria: “I strongly oppose putting U.S. combat troops […]

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Hirono, Schatz announces funds for non-profits, veterans

MEDIA RELEASE Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz announced U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants totaling $3,110,862 to seven Hawaii organizations to support programs that promote asset building, financial literacy and child care for indigenous communities. “This funding allows non-profit organizations to provide needed services to indigenous families,” said Hirono, who […]

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LavaTalk: September 30, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows lava flow activity around the leading edge of the surface lava flow but it has not advanced much since yesterday. Breakouts upslope and North of flow have advanced 20 yards since yesterday.

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Governor releases $4.2M for state infrastructure improvements

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $4.2 million to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) for various capital improvement projects updating state facilities and information technology (IT) infrastructure. “The jobs needed for these projects will help maintain the state’s unemployment rate at its current six-year low and […]

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Schatz announces $10M for job-training programs

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced nearly $10 million in federal funding to community colleges across Hawaii. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, co-administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education, will help support job-training programs at seven colleges in Hawaii. “One […]

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Water conservation notice issued due to breakdown of Honokohau Well

Due to the breakdown of the Honokohau Well, Department of Water Supply customers in the affected area are now under a Water Conservation status. Water Conservation calls for a voluntary 10% reduction in water use.

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Flood Advisory issued for Ka‘u due to heavy rains

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 9:30 p.m. Monday (Sept 29). At 6:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Punaluu in the district of Ka‘u, this area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, […]

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Kona woman is charged with narcotics offenses

A Kona woman was charged with several narcotics offenses after being found in a stolen vehicle. On Wednesday afternoon (September 24), Kona Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle on Maiau Street in the Kaloko Light Industrial area after the vehicle was reported to be stolen. Within the vehicle officers located the operator, a juvenile, along with […]

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A polling site at Hawaiian Paradise Park's community center on primary election day Saturday (Aug 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Voter registration deadline is Monday, October 6, 2014

The Office of Elections and County Clerks of Hawaii remind individuals that the last day to register to vote in the general election is Monday, October 6, 2014. Currently, the State of Hawaii has more than 707,000 registered voters. To be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Hawaii and […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2.7 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Kilauea's June 27th Lava Flow photo taken Monday morning, September 29, 2014. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: September 29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The leading surface lava flow has not advanced since yesterday but the breakout flow upslope along the North flank advanced about 100 yards since yesterday.

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Umauma Bridge construction. August 24, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Big Island lane closures for the week of Sept 27-Oct 3, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF KEAAU TO MOUNTAIN VIEW Alternating single lane closures on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 8.6 and 13.4, in the vicinity of […]

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