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House Passes Rep. Gabbard’s Bill to address America’s Nursing Needs

MEDIA RELEASE Washington, DC—Monday (Oct 28), the House passed H.R.728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) who are co-chairs of Congressional Nursing Caucus. The bill would reauthorize federal funding for the nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and […]

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Women's Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.

Women’s Legislative Caucus Opens Lactation Room at State Capitol

MEDIA RELEASE Women’s Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.Women’s Legislative Caucus members celebrate the blessing and opening of the new Lactation Room at the State Capitol. (From left) Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Rep. Lauren Matsumoto, Sen. Laura […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys between Kawaihae and PTA this week

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday (29 Oct.) there will be several military convoys traveling from Kawaihae to PTA between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Additionally, on 31 Oct. at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be additional convoys traveling from Kawaihae to PTA. Convoy leadership are reminded to pay close attention to backlogs of Hawaii motorists […]

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Year-round Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program Starts Friday (Nov 1)

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management’s Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section announces its year-round Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, beginning on November 1, 2019.  This Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program will assist registered vehicle owners with properly and legally disposing of unwanted vehicles, thereby reducing the number of derelict and abandoned vehicles discarded […]

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Elections commission holds meeting in Honolulu Tuesday (Oct 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Pearl City, October 28, 2019: The Hawaii State Elections Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at State Office Tower, 235 South Beretania Street, Room 203, Honolulu. The Office of Elections will provide the commission with a status of operations update and the public will be provided the opportunity […]

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Road closure of one line in Waimea due to waterline construction

MEDIA RELEASE AFFECTED AREA: WAIMEA, SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I The Department of Water Supply will be working on Māmalahoa Highway (Highway 19) between Nohomalu Place and White Road (approximately between mile markers 53 and 54) on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, and Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for the purpose of installing […]

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Kelvin “Monster” Udac

Police are searching for a man wanted on numerous warrants

MEDIA RELEASE Kelvin “Monster” Udac The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Kelvin “Monster” Udac, a 39- year-old male known to frequent the Kaʻū area.  He is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants. Udac is described as being 5-feet-5-inches, 175 pounds & has many visible tattoos on his entire body.   […]

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35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Officer Alric Dalere (center) Honored

Police Officer Alric Dalere honored

MEDIA RELEASE 35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Officer Alric Dalere (center) Honored On October 24, 2019, the 35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Banquet was held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Oahu. This banquet is held to recognize excellence in the field of law enforcement and security. Hawai‘i Police Department Officer Alric […]

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Reckless driving leads to firearms and ammunition arrests by police

MEDIA RELEASE Justin PaishonRaina Kaupu Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a Hawaiian Paradise Park couple with firearms offenses that occurred on (October 9). Police were patrolling the Hawaiian Paradise Park area when they observed a sedan almost crash into their police vehicle on Old Beach Road in the Puna District. Police stopped the […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 25, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE As of Friday, October 25, 2019, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: This is the official list from the Hawaii County Police Department Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this list call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. […]

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Machaela Bailey

Police are searching for a girl last seen in the Keaukaha area

MEDIA RELEASE Machaela Bailey Hawaii Island Police are looking for Machaela Bailey, last seen in the Keaukaha area near Apapane Street on October 13, 2019, in the afternoon hours. Bailey who is a runaway described as 5’3″, 110 lbs, slim, hair, hazel eyes, last seen wearing a long black t-shirt, and blue denim shorts. Anyone […]

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Waikoloa woman dies after crash Thursday (Oct 24)

MEDIA RELEASE A 50-year-old Waikoloa woman died following a single-vehicle collision on Thursday (October 24) in Waikoloa Village on Ka-Uhiwai Street. The woman has been positively identified as Christina Linn Lewis. Responding to a 2:46 p.m. call, police determined that a red 1997 Nissan Pathfinder heading north had crossed the double solid yellow lines and […]

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Spencer Beach Park to Reopen Saturday (Oct 26)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Spencer Beach Park will reopen on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6 a.m. The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this park closure may have caused, and thanks the public for their patience and understanding throughout this temporary closure. For more information, […]

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"Officer's of the Month" of October Sergeant Shawn Tingle (L) Officer Michael Lucas-Medeiros (R)

East Hawaii’s “Officer’s of the Month” for October: Shawn Tingle, Lucas-Medeiros, and Lunsford

MEDIA RELEASE “Officer’s of the Month” of October Sergeant Shawn Tingle (L) Officer Michael Lucas-Medeiros (R)“Officer of the Month” of October Officer Chance Lunsford (unable to attend the ceremony) The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi honored three Big Island Police Officers today (October 24) for their efforts that helped save a woman’s life. On […]

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