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Barbara Garcia headlines Big Island Press Club scholarship dinner Thursday (May 9)

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club’s annual scholarship dinner will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Hilo’s Seaside Restaurant where the club will honor its 2016 scholarship recipients and Barbara Garcia, publisher of Ke Ola Magazine, as the guest speaker. The press club annually awards scholarships at this dinner to students […]

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Big Island Press Club bestows ‘Excellence in Media Innovation Award’ to Hawaii Tracker Facebook group

The Big Island Press Club is awards its inaugural Excellence in Media Innovation award to the Hawaii Tracker Facebook Group.

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Big Island Press Club reveals awards of honor and dishonor for 2018

The Big Island Press Club awards its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to County Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy and the Lava Tube dishonor award to the county Civil Defense Agency. The Torch of Light award is given to an individual or entity who brightens the public’s right to know

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Madison Pratt, Montana State University student and winner of the Big Island Press Club Yukino Fukubori Scholarship in 2018, with BIPC President John Burnett.

Big Island Press Club offers scholarships, application deadline is April 1, 2019

The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $5,100 to six Hawaii Island students at its annual scholarship dinner.

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Big Island Press Club offers 2018 scholarships

The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $4,600 to six Hawaii Island students at its annual scholarship dinner. Application deadline is April 2. To qualify applicants must: have Big Island residential ties, demonstrate an interest […]

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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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A Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow community meeting at Pahoa High School on September 9 2014 during a presentation by the USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

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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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 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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Big Island Press Club scholarships for budding journalism students

The Big Island Press Club is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarships to students with Big Island ties who are seeking careers in journalism. This is one of the core tenets of the press club’s mission, which is comprised of dozens of Big Island media professionals and supporters of open government.

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The state Board of Land and Natural Resources is this year's recipient of the Big Island Press Club’s negative Lava Tube Award for running afoul of the state's open meetings law.
 
The state Office of Information Practices ruled late last year that the Land Board violated state law when it proposed amendments to state boating rules.

BLNR wins Lava Tube Award dishonor from Big Island Press Club

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources is this year’s recipient of the Big Island Press Club’s negative Lava Tube Award for running afoul of the state’s open meetings law. The state Office of Information Practices ruled late last year that the Land Board violated state law when it proposed amendments to state boating […]

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In a continuing effort to foster literacy, the Big Island Press Club has launched a campaign to help replenish the children's book collections at three East Hawaii public libraries just in time for Christmas. 

"Learning and loving to read is a key element to a discriminating public, and for a lot of children,  the public library is their first exposure to vast choices in reading," said BIPC president Stephanie Salazar.

Books For Tots:Big Island Press Club welcomes donations for libraries

In a continuing effort to foster literacy, the Big Island Press Club has launched a campaign to help replenish the children’s book collections at three East Hawaii public libraries just in time for Christmas. “Learning and loving to read is a key element to a discriminating public, and for a lot of children, the public […]

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