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BIPC announces annual Lava Tube, Torch of Light awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club awards its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to state Sen. Lorraine Inouye and the Lava Tube dishonor award to Department of Land and Natural Resources Chairwoman Suzanne Case. The Torch of Light award is given to an individual who brightens the public’s right to know, while the […]

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The Grassroot Institute’s transparency initiative strives for open government

The Grassroot Institute’s finds Hawaii County a difficult place when it comes to open government and transparency. Video of their findings.

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Big Island Press Club luncheon features talk on opening up government

The Big Island Press Club invites the public to a luncheon talk on Thursday, June 18, from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Restaurant Kenichi to hear about The Grassroot Institute’s Transparency Initiative. The Grassroot Institute’s transparency initiative has broken new ground in shedding a light on holding government in Hawaii accountable.

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BIPC deadline for scholarships April 18

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club (BIPC) announces the availability of scholarships for eligible students pursuing higher education in journalism or a related field. BIPC annually offers: $1,500 Robert C. Miller Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Bill Arballo Scholarship, $1,000 Marcia Reynolds Scholarship, $600 Yukino Fukubori Memorial Scholarship and the $500 Jack Markey Memorial Scholarship. Last […]

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Big Island Press Club selects Torch of Light and Lava Tube Awardees for 2014

The Big Island Press Club (BIPC) awards its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to the team of scientists at USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the Lava Tube dishonor award to state Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago.

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Francis to speak at Hilo luncheon (Feb. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to a luncheon talk at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 25 with Dennis Francis. Francis is president of Oahu Publications, Inc., and in charge of Black Press Group Ltd.’s operations in Hawaii. He serves as President of both Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today, which were acquired by […]

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Revisiting Hawaii’s Primary Election Luncheon Panel Friday (Oct 10)

Could Puna voters have changed the outcome of the election? Should media have called Senator Brian Schatz the winner on Election Day despite the delay of Puna voters?

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Big Island Press Club social media talk (May 15)

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Press Club hosts a social media talk focusing on how to the most out of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great business networking tool for professionals in a variety of industries. Learn top 10 tips to get the most out of LinkedIn How to use LinkedIn to generate sales leads and find […]

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BIPC announces 2013 Lava Tube, Torch of Light awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club has given the Democratic Party House District 5 Council the dubious honor of the 2013 Lava Tube Award for its behind-closed-doors handling of a special election naming three nominees to replace Rep. Denny Coffman, who left in the middle of his term. District 5 covers Kailua- Kona, Kealakekua, […]

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Big Island Press Club offering scholarships

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club (BIPC) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for eligible students pursuing higher education in the field of journalism or a related field. BIPC annually offers: $1,000 Bill Arballo Scholarship, $500 Yukino Fukubori Memorial Scholarship, $500 Jack Markey Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 Robert C. Miller Memorial Scholarship and […]

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BIPC announces annual scholarship winners

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club announced its annual scholarship recipients at a July 19 dinner in Hilo. The $4,600 in scholarships support good students of journalism and communications. They also honor friends and members who have contributed service to the Big Island Press Club over the years. The Big Island Press Club congratulates […]

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BIPC announces Lava Tube, Torch of Light awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club has given state Sen. Clayton Hee the dubious honor of this year’s Lava Tube Award for his leadership role in overturning Hawaii’s shield law, which protected news reporters’ sources and unpublished notes. Reporters consider a shield law crucial in encouraging news sources to provide public-interest information that newsmakers […]

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Big Island Press Club member reports on elections night

Robert Duerr toughs out 19-hour day as official media observer at ballot counting center

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Big Island Press Club awards Governor Abercrombie their dishonorable Lava Tube Award

The Big Island Press Club this week gave Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie the dubious honor of naming him the recipient of the club’s 15th annual Lava Tube award for a number of his actions last year. Like the lava tube itself, the award recognizes the year’s most notable offense for keeping the public in the […]

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