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Is recent earthquake activity unusual? Scientists say no

Is recent earthquake activity unusual? Scientists say no

MEDIA RELEASE China’s tragic magnitude 6.9 earthquake on April 13 and the recent devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Mexico, and elsewhere have many wondering if this earthquake activity is unusual. Scientists say 2010 is not showing signs of unusually high earthquake activity. Since 1900, an average of 16 magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes — the […]

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Kona hospital employees providing care in Haiti

Kona hospital employees providing care in Haiti

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital (KCH) registered nurses, Jessica Higgins and Ian Doleman, of the Medical Surgical department have departed for Haiti and returning April 5. They will be on the ground in Haiti for a total of seven days. The sponsoring program for their trip is Hospitals for Humanity. Both employees have been with […]

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Haitian dance, drumming, cultural lecture and demonstrations and a silent auction at the Honokaa People's Theater Wednesday (March 24).

Fundraising performance in Honokaa to help Haiti

Haitian dance, drumming, cultural lecture and demonstrations and a silent auction at the Honokaa People’s Theater Wednesday (March 24).

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'That’s why I joined the Coast Guard — to have the chance to help those in need and make a difference'

Hawaii-based aircrews make a difference in Haiti

‘That’s why I joined the Coast Guard — to have the chance to help those in need and make a difference’

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Alii Gardens Marketplace Haiti relief fundraiser (Feb. 6)

Alii Gardens Marketplace Haiti relief fundraiser (Feb. 6)

MEDIA RELEASE The small business owners at Alii Gardens Marketplace are planning a giant rummage sale to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake disaster. The sale is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders. Residents are invited to donate items to […]

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Haiti relief donations qualify for 2009 tax deductions

Haiti relief donations qualify for 2009 tax deductions

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON — People who give to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti can claim these donations on the tax return they are completing this season, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Taxpayers who itemize deductions on their 2009 return qualify for this special tax relief provision, enacted Jan. 22. Only cash contributions made […]

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel restauranteurs, chef raising funds for Doctors Without Borders; tickets on sale now

Monettes sponsors ‘Hawaii for Haiti’ benefit dinner (Jan. 25)

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel restauranteurs, chef raising funds for Doctors Without Borders; tickets on sale now

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.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced today that the Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has started preparing the Alakai, a combined cargo and passenger ship built for ferry service in the Hawaiian Islands, for relief duty in Haiti.  The ship will be crewed with U.S. civilian mariners.

Hawaii Superferry Alakai mobilized for Haiti duty

.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced today that the Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has started preparing the Alakai, a combined cargo and passenger ship built for ferry service in the Hawaiian Islands, for relief duty in Haiti. The ship will be crewed with U.S. civilian mariners.

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The crew of a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, evacuated more than 60 Haitian-Americans Sunday (Jan 17) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Hawaii Coast Guard crew evacuates more than 60 Haitian-Americans from Haiti

The crew of a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, evacuated more than 60 Haitian-Americans Sunday (Jan 17) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Lingle statement on Haiti earthquake recovery

Lingle statement on Haiti earthquake recovery

Gov. Linda Lingle has issued the following statement: “The people of Hawaii have been following the news of the devastating disaster in Haiti with great interest and have been generously donating towards the relief effort. The U.S. government has sent thousands of military personnel and tons of aid, including supplies and volunteers. As always, our […]

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