Archive | January, 2013


Public hearing on the reopening of Kulani Correctional Facility

The second of two public hearings on the reopening of Kulani Correctional Facility was held at the Keaau Community Center Thursday (Jan 31).

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Police investigate Thursday morning robbery in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Police are investigating a reported robbery attempt in a Hilo park early Thursday morning (January 31). At about 6:32 a.m., police received a report that an 82-year-old female visitor was walking near the area of Liliuokalani Park on Banyan Drive in Hilo when she was accosted by two male suspects. One of them […]

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Hilo woman arrested in connection with armed robbery Thursday (Jan 31)

HawaiÊ»i Island police have arrested a Hilo woman in connection with a robbery Thursday morning (January 31) in Downtown Hilo. Shortly after noon, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at 11:50 a.m. at a business at the corner of Keawe Street and Furneaux Lane. They learned that a 33-year-old female […]

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Park Ranger Keanaaina graduates with honors from National Search and Rescue Academy

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Law Enforcement Ranger Nainoa Keana‘aina is the first-ever recipient of the Honor Graduate Award from the National Search and Rescue Academy (NSARA). The intensive six-week NSARA program was conducted at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 7,000 feet, near Bridgeport, CA.

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PTA to allow bow hunting this weekend (Feb 2-3)

Pōhakuloa Training Area will open several areas to bow hunting on Saturday Feb. 2 and Sunday Feb. 3. There will be no bird hunting. Training Areas 1-4 and 9-15 will be open for mammal hunting between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. No early access to hunting areas is permitted. Hunters must check out by 7:30 […]

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NASA observes Day of Remembrance February 1, 2013

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident.

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High surf advisory for Big Island starting this evening (Jan 31)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. Friday (Feb 1) for West facing shores of the Big Island. The forecast is for six to 10 foot surf along West facing shores of the Big Island beginning this evening.

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Mazie K. Hirono

Senator Hirono placed on three Judiciary subcommittees

Senator Mazie K. Hirono was selected to serve on three subcommittees on the Judiciary Committee today. Hirono will serve on the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security; Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights; and Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.

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‘The Hawaiian Tattoo’ available in Waimea

MEDIA RELEASE The traditional Hawaiian art of “kakau” (tattooing) all but disappeared in the 1800’s, under missionary influence. However, thanks to writers and artists like P.F. ‘Ski’ Kwiatkowski and Tom Oo Mehau, their imagery and legacy have been preserved for future generations. Kwiatkowski first self-published “The Hawaiian Tattoo” in 1996. The new edition, by Mutual […]

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Meeting on Kulani in Keaau (Jan. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE The second of two meetings on the state Department of Public Safety’s proposed plan to re-open Kulani Correctional Facility is slated for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Keaau Community Center. The Environmental Assessment will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public and questions and comments are welcome. For further information, […]

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KCFA petitions for labeling law reform

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has been sent a petition asking for his support in repealing Hawaii’s 10% Coffee Blend Labeling Law (HRS 486-120.6). One hundred fifty-three coffee farmers and coffee consumers signed the petition Jan. 25 during the Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s 6th Annual Kona Coffee Exposition. The petition reads: Dear Gov. Abercrombie: This […]

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Coffee berry borer beetle battle

Some farms finding success; Kona brand still threatened by destructive pest

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Hartz Chicken Chews and Oinkies Pig Skin Twists for dogs recalled

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park names Makuakane-Jarrell as Chief of Interpretation

Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell is the new Chief of Interpretation at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and oversees visitor services and educational and cultural programs at the park. She is the first native Hawaiian to serve in the position.

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