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Miss Hawaii 2015: Jeanne Kapela

Former Miss Kona Coffee scores pageant crown; will compete in Miss America

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, May 29, 2015

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Very strong 7.8M quake off-shore Japan, no tsunami threat Saturday (May 30)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred in the Bonin Islands, Japan region at 1:23 a.m. HST, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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A 47-year-old fisherman died Friday (May 29) in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident.

Responding to a 10:48 a.m.call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokōhau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture wound to the man’s upper chest.

Kona man killed by swordfish Friday (May 29)

A 47-year-old fisherman died Friday (May 29) in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident. Responding to a 10:48 a.m.call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokōhau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture […]

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State Senate confirms committee leadership

MEDIA RELEASE The State Senate has confirmed the chairs for all 14 committees under Senate President Ron Kouchi. “This lineup of committee leadership is a thoughtful and effective placement of our Senators,” said Senate President, Sen. Ronald Kouchi (Kauai, Niihau). “With these new configured committees, we believe we are able to better address the important […]

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Puna man faces felony offense after shoplifting in Hilo

A Puna man faces a felony offense after struggling with a store employee who tried to detain him for shoplifting. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 26) police responded to a home improvement store on the 300 block of Makaʻala Street in Hilo. A store employee had reportedly seen a shopper attempting to leave the store […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 28, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated over the past week, but remained well below the Overlook crater (vent) rim and out of direct view from Jaggar Museum.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) welcomed a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Rep. Mike Rogers, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to Hawaii. She joined them on an overview brief of the United States Pacific Command (PACOM), which covers over 50 percent of the globe’s surface and includes nearly 60 percent of […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mazie K. Hirono’s bipartisan resolution recognizing May as Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. “Over the course of this month, I’ve met dynamic Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders who continue to build upon the achievements and foundation laid by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (May)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mark Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced a bill to preserve endangered Native languages. The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act creates a new grant initiative to establish or expand Native language immersion programs. The grants will support the revitalization […]

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CROPPED This Voyager 1 image mosaic shows a large area of Io's volcanic plains, with numerous volcanic calderas and lava flows. Loki Patera, an active lava lake 1,000 times large than Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake, is the black horseshoe-shaped feature in the lower part of the image. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Volcano Watch: Active lava lakes are found beyond Earth

Exploration of volcanoes within our solar system has been much like the exploration of Hawaiian volcanoes in the 19th century: sporadic.

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Ironman announces lottery changes

MEDIA RELEASE Ironman has announced that the Ironman World Championship Hawaii State/Big Island Lottery will no longer operate in its current form and announced new plans for a 2015 Ironman World Championship Hawaii State/Big Island Drawing. Legal residents of the state of Hawaii will have the opportunity to enter the new Hawaii State/Big Island Drawing […]

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Strong 6.7M quake near Alaska, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred inthe Alaska peninsula at 9 p.m. HST on Thusday, May 28, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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KCCF commissions Tsong artwork

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Coffee Cultural Festival leadership wanted to do something special and out of the box to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Hawaii’s oldest food festival this year. As a result, critically acclaimed artist and Kona resident Jing Jing Tsong was commissioned to create the official art piece for the 2015 Kona Coffee Cultural […]

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