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Kahaluu Bay beach cleanup and sunscreen swap Saturday (April 14)

The Kohala Center’s Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center, in partnership with the Kona Kai Ea Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, will kick off National Volunteer Week and Earth Day activities with a community beach cleanup and sunscreen swap at Kahalu‘u Bay and Beach Park this Saturday, April 14, from 8 to 11 a.m.

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Campaign against sexual assault kicks-off Wednesday (April 4)

April 4, 2018 is Start By Believing Day. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. No other crime carries with it so many myths and negative societal attitudes, self-shame and trauma as sexual assault.

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Go to https://mping.nssl.noaa.gov to read about and find links to the mPING app.

Public can submit weather reports via app to help National Weather Service

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app available for smart phones or mobile devices.

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CERT training course coming to Ka‘u in April 2018

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has scheduled an in-depth, 4-day Community Emergency Response Team or CERT Basic Training Course in Ka‘u. Training will take place over 4 consecutive Saturdays starting April 7th which will be held at the Ocean View Community Center located at 92-8924 Leilani Circle, Ocean View.

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Hilo Self-Help Center volunteer attorneys were recognized for assisting more than 1,100 people in 2017, an increase of over 30 percent from 2016. Those recognized at the January 8 Hawaii County Bar Association (HCBA) meeting include, from the left: Michelle Oishi, Paul Hamano, Ryan Caday (obscured). First Row (seated): Sherry Tavares (HCBA Vice-President & President-Elect), Peter Kubota, William Heflin, Peter Steinberg, Jennifer Zelko, Christopher Schluter. Second row: Shaunda Liu, Alfred Lerma, Jo Anne Goya, Jackie Mena, Jill Hasegawa, Per Diem Judge Mahi Hiatt, Third Circuit Chief Judge Greg K. Nakamoto, Molly Ward, Lincoln Ashida, Per Diem Judge Bruce Larson, Jeffrey Ng (HCBA President). Third row: Ray Hasegawa, Per Diem Judge Robert Crudele, Andy Son, Zachary Wingert, Justin Lee, and Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald.

Hilo attorneys honored for assisting over 1,000 people for free in 2017

Forty-seven attorneys were recognized during the Hilo Self-Help Center Recognition Awards on January 8 for providing free legal information to more than 1,000 people on Hawaii Island.

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MANA is a flowy, calligraphy-style mural that honors Hawai‘i Island’s terrestrial and spiritual elements of earth, fire, and water. Photo courtesy of Emad Rashidi

Temple Children paints downtown Hilo’s largest mural

Downtown Hilo’s largest public mural, located on the corner of Haili and Keawe Streets, was recently completed by Temple Children.

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Hilo ‘Shop with a Cop’ charity event which will be held at the Hilo Target Store on Saturday morning, December 9, 2017. This collaborative community event helps bring joy to at-risk teens and young children during the holidays in a unique way that bridges important relationships and transforms possible fears into friendships.

Hilo ‘Shop with a Cop’ charity event to be held Saturday (Dec 9)

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Hilo ‘Shop with a Cop’ charity event which will be held at the Hilo Target Store on Saturday morning, December 9, 2017. This collaborative community event helps bring joy to at-risk teens and young children during the holidays in a unique way that bridges […]

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Operation Christmas Child

Project Operation Christmas Child collects 10,827 gift boxes

`Tis the season and Operation Christmas Child is in full swing at the Hawaiʻi Police Department. Total shoeboxes collected for East Hawaiʻi this year is 6,103 and for the Big Island a total of 10,827.

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Underwater and shoreline clean up seeking volunteers in Kailua-Kona Saturday (Sept 16)

Jack’s Diving Locker is donating one free tank rental per diver and 1/2 off rental gear for divers participating in the annual International Coastal Clean Up Day to clean up Kailua Pier 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Kailua Bay pier in Kona.

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Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association presents $35,000 to Hawaii Island homeless services agencies

The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association presented a combined $35,000 to two Hawai‘i Island non-profit agencies focused on servicing homelessness, in partnership with the Institute for Human Services (IHS) and the County of Hawai‘i. The grants—to HOPE Services of Hawai‘i Island and Hawai‘i Rise Foundation—were presented at a reception on August 31 at the Waikoloa […]

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Firefighter Chili Cook-Off in Waimea Saturday (Aug 26)

Join Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) for tasty chili and good music under the stars on Saturday, August 26 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Parker Ranch.

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The County of Hawai'i is urgently seeking applicants to vacancies on the Board of Appeals, an important body whose key task is the interpretation of County Code and other laws related to planning and construction.

Members of the Board of Appeals hear appeals from final decisions by the Planning Director or the Director of Public Works.  The ideal candidate for the Board will have background or expertise in broad areas of planning and/or construction and be able to focus on the community needs without catering to special or self-interest.

Hawaii County seeking applicants to Board of Appeals

The County of Hawai’i is urgently seeking applicants to vacancies on the Board of Appeals, an important body whose key task is the interpretation of County Code and other laws related to planning and construction. Members of the Board of Appeals hear appeals from final decisions by the Planning Director or the Director of Public […]

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The County of Hawai'i wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all of the many volunteers and sponsors for their kokua during the massive two-day clean-up of Old Kona Airport Park, to make this facility a nicer place to play for our keiki.

County expresses heartfelt mahalo to Old Kona Airport clean-up volunteers

The County of Hawai’i wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all of the many volunteers and sponsors for their kokua during the massive two-day clean-up of Old Kona Airport Park, to make this facility a nicer place to play for our keiki.

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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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