Archive | April, 2014


Pacific Boats & Yachts supports PVS worldwide voyage

MEDIA RELEASE In a measure of support for the mission and crew of the vessels Hokulea and Hikianalia, as they set out on the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s (PVS) remarkable voyage around the world, Pacific Boats & Yachts has made two unique sponsorship contributions. The first was helping to secure the 50-foot sailing catamaran Noa Noa […]

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Big Island Yoga Center marks 25th anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE More than 65 people attended a dinner marking the 25th anniversary of Big Island Yoga Center (BIYC). The event honored yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala and recognized others who were instrumental in forming the Kealakekua nonprofit organization. It also kickstarted a year-long membership drive to widen community outreach. Believed to be West Hawaii’s oldest […]

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PUC orders lower electricity costs, more solar

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has announced four major decisions and orders today that collectively provide key policy, resource planning, and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO Companies). The orders require the HECO Companies to develop and implement major improvement action plans to aggressively pursue energy cost reductions, proactively respond […]

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Hawaii Supreme Court takes oral argument at Kealakehe

Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald: ‘This gives students the opportunity to go beyond the textbooks and experience a Supreme Court oral argument in person’

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Paniolo Avenue extension opens in Waikoloa

Road extends from the Hooko Street traffic light near Waikoloa School to the Kamakoa Nui subdivision and Kamakoa Nui Park

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May Day Brunch on Kamakahonu Bay

MEDIA RELEASE Tickets for May Day Brunch on Kamakahonu Bay are available at

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Legislature passes state 2014-2015 budget

Includes $10 million for grant-in-aid, more than $2 billion for Capital Improvement Projects

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DLNR announces changes to coral, live rock rules

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced that amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 13-95, Rules Regulating the Taking and Selling of Certain Marine Resources, will take effect Thursday, May 1, 2014. The purpose of the amendments is to strengthen the rules and stiffen penalties for intentional or negligent large-scale damage […]

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Police identify woman’s body found along Wainaku shoreline

A body found in Hilo over the weekend has been identified as 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo. She was identified through fingerprints during an autopsy conducted Tuesday (April 29). The autopsy revealed that her injuries were consistent with a fall from a height. The cause of death is being deferred, however, pending a toxicology […]

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Legislature approves funds for Puna Community Medical Center and Library

On Friday April 25, 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature appropriated $750,000 for a new emergency room facility for the Puna Community Medical Center. The Hawaii State Legislature has appropriated $800,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the feasibility study, planning, and design components for a new Puna District Regional Library.

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Police DUI stats for the week of April 21-27, 2014

During the week of April 21, 2014, through April 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 422 DUI arrests compared with 432 during […]

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Woman’s body found along shoreline in Wainaku, police investigating

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found in Hilo over the weekend. South Hilo patrol officers responded to an 11:42 p.m. call Saturday (April 26) and received information that a fisherman had discovered a body along the shoreline off Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the Wainaku area.

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Roller Derby in Hilo. Photo courtesy of Paradise Roller Girls

“SuperHeroes vs. SuperVillains” Roller Derby Friday (May 9)

Paradise Roller Girls presents their roller derby themed bout of the season “SuperHeroes vs. SuperVillains” on Friday May 9 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Doors open at 6 pm, battle kicks off at 7 pm. Come out and support the rivals by dressing up as your favorite comic book Superhero or SuperVillain and […]

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Pauahi Keiki Scholars applications due April 30

MEDIA RELEASE The application deadline for Kamehameha Schools’ Pauahi Keiki Scholars cycle 1 preschool scholarship is April 30, 2014. The Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) program provides need-based scholarships for keiki who attend participating non-Kamehameha preschools. Last year, Kamehameha Schools provided over $15 million to 2,341 Native Hawaiian children attending eligible preschools in their communities. In […]

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