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Kona Town Meeting: Community support services (May 8)

Kona Town Meeting: Community support services (May 8)

MEDIA RELEASE Who can provide assistance to a visitor in need? Who provides athletes with intellectual difficulties incentives for personal growth? Who can help provide homes for those needing shelter? Kailua Kona has a number of wonderful organizations providing much needed programs to assist our community. Come learn how these organizations perform their invaluable tasks […]

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Kona Town Meeting: County update (April 10)

Kona Town Meeting: County update (April 10)

MEDIA RELEASE What is the economic outlook for Hawaii County in 2013? How does the Mayor plan to balance next year’s County Budget without raising taxes? What major projects is the County planning for next year? What are the priorities for the Hawaii County Council for next year? Guest speakers will be Mayor Billy Kenoi […]

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Kona Town Meeting: Helping the community (March 13)

Kona Town Meeting: Helping the community (March 13)

UPDATE: The meeting location has changed. Kona Town Meeting will now meet at Kekuaokalani Gym. MEDIA RELEASE Who can the less fortunate citizens in our community turn to for help with their families and difficult living circumstances? Who takes care of abandoned animals? Kailua-Kona has a number of wonderful organizations who provide a safety net […]

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Kona Town Meeting: State projects update (Sept. 13)

Kona Town Meeting: State projects update (Sept. 13)

MEDIA RELEASE When will the new West Hawaii Community College be ready? Where will the new State Courthouse be built in Kona? What are the DLNR’s plans to improve Honokohau Harbor? Come listen and ask questions about these important state projects in West Hawaii. Guest speakers include: Dr. John Morton, Vice-President of Community Colleges, University […]

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County budget, Legislature update on Kona Town agenda (May 10)

County budget, Legislature update on Kona Town agenda (May 10)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County is still facing difficult economic times and property values continue to decline presenting a likely budget shortfall for next year. What should be done to balance the County budget? Should property taxes be raised again? Should County services be reduced? Should County expenses such as payments to the County employee Health […]

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Kona Town Meeting: Budget, shelters and radiation

Kona Town Meeting: Budget, shelters and radiation

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The Kona Town Meeting this month focused on emergency preparedness, although County Council Chairman Dominic Yagong kicked off Tuesday’s meeting with a quick budget update. Yagong said he wanted to hear opinions on whether the county should authorize a $56 million bond, which would be dedicated mostly to construction […]

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Emergency preparedness on Kona Town agenda (April 12)

Emergency preparedness on Kona Town agenda (April 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Where were you when you heard about the Japan earthquake and the tsunami warning for Hawaii? Were you prepared for the impending tsunami? The only sure thing is that there will be more emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis in the future. Are you fully prepared? Come listen to the experts in […]

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Kona Town Hall: Impact fees, Kona CDP (March 8)

Kona Town Hall: Impact fees, Kona CDP (March 8)

MEDIA RELEASE West Hawaii has a severe shortage of infrastructure and public services, like connecting roads, neighborhood parks, police and fire stations and sewer facilities. How can increased shortages be prevented when new developments are built? What are Impact Fees and how do they work? How will the infrastructure improvements which have been identified in […]

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Kona Town Meeting: Geothermal energy (Feb. 8)

Kona Town Meeting: Geothermal energy (Feb. 8)

MEDIA RELEASE Approximately 70 percent of the electricity used on the Big Island is generated by expensive, imported fossil fuel. Our dependence on imported fossil fuel not only presents a serious risk to our power system and creates huge amounts of greenhouse gases, but also drains billions of dollars from our economy annually. Hawaii Island […]

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Kona Town Meeting legislative roundtable (Jan. 12)

Kona Town Meeting legislative roundtable (Jan. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE * With a new governor in office, will the Legislature be able to balance the state budget, and eliminate furloughs without raising taxes? * What can the Legislature do to restore our economy and put people back to work? Come talk story on these issues and more with Sen. Josh Green, Rep. Cindy […]

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Kona Town Meeting: Food sustainability (Nov. 16)

Kona Town Meeting: Food sustainability (Nov. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE Currently Hawaii imports 90 percent of its food from the mainland and foreign countries. Imported food is expensive and usually less nutritious than fresh locally grown food. Come learn how to prepare your home garden and grow your own fresh, healthy food. Guest speakers are Ken Love, Executive Director of the Hawaii Tropical […]

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DUI prevention at Kona Town Meeting (Oct. 12)

DUI prevention at Kona Town Meeting (Oct. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island has the highest drunk driving fatality rate in Hawaii. Many of us have lost loved ones to drunk drivers. What can be done to prevent more needless deaths? Guest speakers are Dr. Sharon Vitousek, Executive Director of the North Hawaii Outcomes Project, Mitchell Roth, Office of Prosecuting Attorney, Lisa Onorato, Program […]

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Kona Town Meeting on astronomy (Sept. 14)

Kona Town Meeting on astronomy (Sept. 14)

MEDIA RELEASE Topic: Thirty Meter Telescope, Mauna Kea and Astronomy What will the 30 Meter Telescope be like? What scientific advances will it provide? Who manages the Mauna Kea Astronomy projects? How are the Hawaiian Cultural interests on Mauna Kea being protected? Come learn about the largest telescope project in the world. Guest speakers are […]

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Kona Town Meeting hosts lieutenant governor candidates (Aug. 10)

Kona Town Meeting hosts lieutenant governor candidates (Aug. 10)

MEDIA RELEASE Who should be the next lieutenant governor of Hawaii? Come listen and ask questions of the candidates for lieutenant governor. Candidates attending include: Lyla Berg; Robert Bunda; Lynn Finnegan; Steve Hirakami; Gary Hooser; Jon Karamatsu; Adrienne King; Norman Sakamoto; Brian Schatz; Deborah Spence Bring your questions to ask the candidates. The Kona Town […]

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