Archive | February, 2015

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Hilo Adult Day Center breaks ground

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation (HICDC) and Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc. (HIAC) have broke ground for the construction of infrastructure for the future new home of the Hilo Adult Day Center. The funding for the infrastructure road and utility work is provided through a grant-in-aid from the state Legislature and the county […]

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LavaTalk: February 26, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The Thursday morning (Feb 26) overflight has revealed that the lava flow front remains stalled. The breakout along the north margin has widened but has not advanced since Monday. Smoke conditions were light with a light southwest wind blowing the smoke in a northeast direction.

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This map depicts the course the James family members took along their voyage before their Feb. 8 rescue. The voyage took the three-man crew from Mexico to approximately 300 miles northeast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The boat became disabled while in rough seas. The crew called the Coast Guard, who coordinated the rescue with the Horizon Reliance cargo vessel, registered to the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System. U.S. Coast Guard illustration.

PMA, ILWU announce West Coast waterfront contract

MEDIA RELEASE The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh. The […]

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Photo from the Tuesday morning (Feb 24) overflight showing the north margin breakout. This photo is looking downslope with Pahoa in the background. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

Study looking at how people cope with vog

MEDIA RELEASE A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kilauea volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway. Led by Dr. Claire Horwell, director of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network and a researcher at Durham University in the United Kingdom, the study is being conducted in cooperation […]

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House, Senate Republicans join forces on legislation

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives Minority Caucuses have joined forces this year and introduced several pieces of companion legislation, in an effort to relieve the burdens on Hawaii citizens. A top priority for the Minority Caucus is reducing the rising cost of living in Hawaii, where expenses like rent, home prices, […]

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TMT scientists ‘Journey Through the Universe’ (March 1)

MEDIA RELEASE TMT is participating again at this year’s Journey Through The Universe’s Family Science Day and Astronomy Educators in the Classroom. For 10 years, the Journey Through the Universe program has excited classrooms and students in Hilo and beyond with exciting science. Journey Through the Universe brings local students and teachers together with astronomers […]

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Two schools chosen to take part in Research Investigating Dust Expulsion Removal Systems experiment

Kealakehe selected for student lunar flight experiment

Two schools chosen to take part in Research Investigating Dust Expulsion Removal Systems experiment

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26).

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-8 foot range.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should heed the advice given by ocean safety officials and be careful. Know your limits and when in doubt, don't go out.

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 until 6 a.m. Thursday (Feb 26). Surf is forecast to be in the 6-8 foot range. Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and […]

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Puuanahulu Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PTA to open Keamuku for bow hunting Saturday (Feb 28)

Army officials are opening the Keamuku Training Area for bow hunting, here, Feb. 28, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Keamuku Training Area 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 with blue […]

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (Jan. 28-Feb. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced her subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. On Armed Services, Gabbard will continue serving on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and has joined the Readiness Subcommittee. “Serving on both the Seapower and Readiness Subcommittees give me a solid platform to advocate […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Jan. 29-Feb. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) will serve on five key Senate Appropriations Subcommittees: Defense; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; and Legislative Branch. “I am grateful to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Mikulski for the opportunity to help shape the Department of […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (Jan. 28-Feb. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s congressional delegation has announced the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) will receive a $9,036,788 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of its Capital Fund Program for Public Housing Agencies. “Safe, affordable housing is a basic necessity that every person deserves,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). […]

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Island Market closing its doors Feb. 27

Naalehu residents losing sole supermarket

Island Market closing its doors Feb. 27

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During the week of February 16, 2015, through February 22, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 139 DUI arrests compared with 189 during the same period last year, a decrease of 26.5 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of February 16-22, 2015

During the week of February 16, 2015, through February 22, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 139 DUI arrests compared with 189 during […]

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