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Hirota and Hosaka are two newest members of Mayor Harry Kim’s administration

Mayor Harry Kim has announced that Sharon L. Hirota is the County’s new Administrator of the Office of Housing and Community Development, effective October 1, 2018. Barett Otani, a veteran public relations specialist, joined the Office of the Mayor as an executive assistant on August 1, as the administration tackles an array of challenges, including […]

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Mayor Kim to be awarded for leading emergency preparedness efforts in Hawaii County

Mayor Harry Kim will be recognized for his years of leading emergency preparedness efforts in Hawai’i County after a panel discussion in Honolulu on August 9. The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO), a group of more than 100 organizations protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards, will present its Leadership Award to Mayor Kim and […]

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Mayor Harry Kim undergoes insertion of defibrillator as out-patient procedure

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim underwent an out-patient procedure involving the insertion of a defibrillator as a precautionary measure at Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday morning (July 31). “Knowing Harry, he’ll be back at work soon,” Managing Director Wil Okabe said. “We appreciate everybody’s good wishes and support.”

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Mandatory Evacuation Area in Leilani Estates

Mayor Kim signs mandatory evacuation order for part of Leilani Estates Thursday (May 31)

Mayor Harry Kim orders the evacuation of all civilians from all that area of Leilani Estates subdivision, East of Pomaikai Street, as specifically highlighted on the map effective Thursday, May 31, 2018.

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Mayor Kim out of hospital, returns to Hilo Sunday (April 29)

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim has checked out of the hospital and will return home to Hilo on Sunday, after undergoing procedures at The Queen’s Medical Center. The Mayor was discharged on Friday evening and stayed in Honolulu with his wife over the weekend. He returns to Hilo on Sunday, but his family is requesting […]

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Mayor Kim feeling better, having more tests done at The Queen’s Medical Center

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim, who was medevaced after feeling chest pains on Thursday, is feeling much better Friday (April 27) after procedures done at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. The Mayor continues to have tests and procedures on Friday, but there is no diagnosis as of yet, said Wil Okabe, the County’s Managing […]

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Mayor Kim medevaced to Oahu after having chest pains Thursday (April 26)

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim is in stable condition at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, as he weighs options regarding a procedure after being medevaced after experiencing chest pains early Thursday, April 26, 2018.

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Mayor Kim issues emergency proclamation, frees funds for well repairs

Mayor Harry Kim issued an Emergency Proclamation on Wednesday regarding the North Kona water emergency. His statement is as follows: “The Emergency Proclamation which was officially signed today was initially intended to be completed in August. The purpose of this Proclamation is to ensure that all administrative readiness is established by the County in the […]

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Waimea brushfire. Photo courtesy of Karol Wack.

Mayor Kim recognizes those who fought a recent Waimea brush fire

Mayor Harry Kim on Friday expressed his appreciation to Federal, State, County agencies and private entities for their response to the recent Waimea fire, which burned some 2,200 acres of pasture last week.

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Stene: Lack of communication with Mayor’s Kim’s administration is discouraging

Mayor Harry Kim’s administration has been in office roughly six months.The way I’ve been treated over this period of time has been nothing short of abysmal, and made me very discouraged about interacting with his administration about transportation issues. It isn’t very appealing to get a phone call from the mayor directly, who proceeds to […]

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A polling site at Hawaiian Paradise Park's community center on primary election day Saturday (Aug 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Primary Election 2016 final results for Hawaii County

Total of 40,180 (or 36.6%) of registered Big Island voters cast ballots

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Polling place at Hilo High School Cafeteria for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Primary Election 2016: Kim to return to mayor’s office

Empty council seats in Hilo, Puna up for grabs; Rep. Evans in tight battle with Tarnas

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Kim: An act that should not be

This letter is written to you because of my very strong feelings on a law that was passed in 2012 that should not be, because of its impact on our island environment and people’s desired lifestyle. This is not about taking positions for or against geothermal development and the need to seek sensible alternate energy […]

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Puna Pono Alliance meeting (Nov. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE The Puna Pono Alliance invites the general public to attend another exciting and informational Community Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Akebono Theatre, 15-2942 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa. The focus of this meeting will be to discuss protecting Puna from further geothermal exploitation and industrialization. Speakers include: * Palikapu Dedman, president […]

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