Archive | December, 2014

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Charter School Commission report highlights progress, challenges

MEDIA RELEASE The State Public Charter School Commission has presented its annual report to the State Board of Education, the third annual report by the Commission since its creation in 2012 by Act 130. The report, which primarily provides information from the 2013-2014 school year, highlights both successes and ongoing challenges in Hawaii’s charter system. […]

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Ige appoints DCCA, DOA, DHHL, leadership posts

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced the appointment of numerous members of his Cabinet. “All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Ige. “There is hard work to be done and together we will address the issues facing our state in […]

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Wet season rainfall outlook for Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Summary of the dry season (May through September 2014) Statewide: Most locations had near to above average rainfall Wettest dry season in the last 30 years (based on average rankings from eight sites) despite late August and early September dryness. o Monthly rainfall records broken at 16 sites o July rainfall at Waimanalo […]

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Hilo Walmart fire under investigation

Hawaii 24/7 Staff UPDATED, 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 Police are investigating a suspicious fire Tuesday (Dec. 30) at a store on Makaala Street in Hilo. Responding to a 4:24 p.m. call from an employee at Walmart, Fire Department and police personnel learned that employees had extinguished a burning rack of clothing. The entire store […]

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Building with bamboo workshop (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Building with Bamboo in Hawaii workshop is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at a private residence in Kailua-Kona. The cost is $75 and includes a locally sourced lunch. Attendance is limited to 30 people, advance registration is required at www.isfhawaii.org or by calling 889-6845. The Jan. 17 workshop is the first […]

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Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2015 (Jan. 1-9)

More than 60 offerings explore ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture

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LavaTalk: December 31, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The Wednesday afternoon (Dec 31) assessment revealed that the flow has decreased in activity and has not advanced since this yesterday. The flow front remains about 0.5 miles from the Pahoa Village Road/Highway 130 intersection.

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Kumu Keala Ching conducts the blessing Tuesday to mark the reopening of Hulihee Palace. (Hawaii247 photo by Karin Stanton)

Hulihee Palace 2015 schedule

MEDIA RELEASE In 2015, Hulihee Palace will continue its popular monthly Sunday presentations of Hawaiian performing arts and monthly teas. In addition, the palace’s annual fundraiser, Day at Hulihee, will be March 28. Hulihee Palace is open for docent-guided and self-guided tours. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday—with the […]

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PTA open for bird hunting January 1-4, 2015

Army officials are opening several training areas for bird hunting January 1-4, 2015. Hunting passes will be provided at the check-in stations beginning Friday after 5 p.m. These passes must be signed and placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Hunters who do not have a signed hunting pass on their dashboard will be barred from hunting […]

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Duke Gonzales, Communications Specialist for the U.S. Postal Service, briefs the public on the contingency plans for the Pahoa Post Office should they vacate due to the lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Pahoa Post Office to stay open until Civil Defense orders to vacate

In the event of a post office closure Pahoa mail would be directed to a contingency site in Keaau.

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Police still seeking info on Waiakea Uka Gym fire

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a fire at the Waiākea Uka Gym in Hilo on December 10. Police and firefighters responding to a 4:30 a.m. report found the fire concentrated at the northwest corner of the building. Fire personnel extinguished the flames and estimated the damage to the walls and […]

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Smoke rises from the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow mauka of Pahoa Marketplace at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

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

The Tuesday morning (Dec 30) overflight revealed that the flow is active and has advanced about 40 yards since this yesterday. The flow front is about 0.5 miles from the Pahoa Village Road/Highway 130 intersection.

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Police identify Seattle man in Wailea Beach swimming fatality

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning over the weekend in the South Kohala District. At 9:35 a.m. Sunday (December 28), South Kohala officers responded to report of a male swimmer in distress at Wailea Beach in Puakō. A kayaker had found the swimmer motionless in the water and had taken him to shore.

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

During the week of December 22, 2014, through December 28, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,152 DUI arrests compared with 1,363 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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