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On your bike, Mayor Kenoi!

On your bike, Mayor Kenoi!

Mayor Billy Kenoi played his part Tuesday in Bike to Work Week. The mayor, kitted out with a bike and helmet on loan from Bike Works Kona, pedaled early Tuesday from the Kona Industrial Area to his offices at Hanama Place. Laura Dierenfield, executive director for Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH), said Kenoi set […]

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Mayor to keynote UH-Hilo spring commencement

Mayor to keynote UH-Hilo spring commencement

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi will deliver the keynote address at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s spring commencement 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15 at Edith Kanakaole Stadium. A total of 476 students have petitioned for various degrees and/or certificates. The undergraduates and their respective colleges include: College of Arts and Sciences (373), Agriculture, Forestry […]

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Four slain Big Island officers remembered during 'Police Week'

Police honor fallen comrades in Hilo, Kona ceremonies; flags at half-staff Saturday

Four slain Big Island officers remembered during ‘Police Week’

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"This balanced budget includes estimated revenues and appropriations of $376,001,627 and includes the operations of eleven of the County’s special funds as well as the General Fund. It is $11,044,576 lower than this year’s budget, and is $27,203,371 or 6.74 percent lower than the budget in effect when I took office."

Mayor’s budget sent to Hawaii County Council

“This balanced budget includes estimated revenues and appropriations of $376,001,627 and includes the operations of eleven of the County’s special funds as well as the General Fund. It is $11,044,576 lower than this year’s budget, and is $27,203,371 or 6.74 percent lower than the budget in effect when I took office.”

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Kenoi helps boost Habitat for Humanity's Restore

Kenoi helps boost Habitat for Humanity’s Restore

Mayor Billy Kenoi spoke Tuesday, April 27 at the 3rd Annual Kokua Ohana Event for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii. The event was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore at 73-5576 Kauhola Street in the Kaloko Industrial Area. Among the items for resale were a designer couch w/pillows and two oversized chairs, a corner shower […]

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JAL considers cutting Kona flight

JAL considers cutting Kona flight

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Japan Airlines has included its Kona flight on a list of casualties as the airline tries to work its way out of bankruptcy. State, county and tourism industry leaders, however, are working to save the direct link between Japan and the Big Island. Last week, reports from Japan […]

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Mayor's office corrects County Building furnishing costs

Mayor’s office corrects County Building furnishing costs

MEDIA RELEASE Recent news articles (Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today, March 27, 2010) incorrectly described County plans to spend $400,000 in connection with the County Building renovations, according to Mayor Billy Kenoi’s office. The articles indicated the money would be spent on “furniture and window treatments,” at the new County office building, which is […]

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Kenoi explains 2010-11 budget decisions

Kenoi explains 2010-11 budget decisions

Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi has issued the following statement on his proposed 2010-11 county budget: Crafting a County budget is a series of decisions. When times are good, the choices are easy. When times are tough, they are difficult. Since announcing my proposed Hawaii County budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11, most of the discussion […]

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Children’s Savings Project starts at two isle schools

Children’s Savings Project starts at two isle schools

MEDIA RELEASE Children at Konawaena Elementary School and Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School are now able to open a savings account and start saving for their future. In a partnership between Dr. Michael Cheang of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, local credit unions (Hawaii First Federal Credit Union and Hawaii […]

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State champs Pahoa returning Sunday to Hilo

State champs Pahoa returning Sunday to Hilo

Mayor Billy Kenoi will welcome back the state champion Pahoa High School boy’s basketball team Sunday, March 7 at Hilo International Airport. The team is expected to arrive on Hawaiian Airlines Flight #382 at 10:55 a.m., following Saturday’s victory over Kailua (Oahu) that earned them the state Division II Boys Basketball Championship. Kenoi will deliver […]

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Connection will bolster economic opportunities and educational exchanges between French Polynesia and Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and the rest of world

Cable linking Tahiti to Hawaii lands in Kawaihae

Connection will bolster economic opportunities and educational exchanges between French Polynesia and Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and the rest of world

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Tsunami: Monday morning quarterback talk

Tsunami: Monday morning quarterback talk

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor The tsunami sirens went off again at 11:45 a.m. Monday. The regular monthly test likely was more a source of comfort than an irritant to many on the Big Island. Just two days earlier, the sirens blasted for a very different reason – a tsunami was coming, hammering […]

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Tsunami: 'We've been very lucky for a very long time'

Tsunami: ‘We’ve been very lucky for a very long time’

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor By 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Hawaii County officials were gathered in the Civil Defense headquarters in Hilo, anxiously waiting for the next tsunami update. Slightly more than 16 hours later, they were all still there, anxiously waiting to hear whether the danger truly had passed by Hawaii’s […]

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Tsunami: Watch cancelled for Hawaii at 1:42 p.m.

Tsunami: Watch cancelled for Hawaii at 1:42 p.m.

Director of Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Charles McCreery ready to cancel watch for Hawaii. “We’re not seeing anything alarming. The wave was not any bigger than we expected. In fact, it might have been a little smaller,” McCreery said. “We’re all in agreement out here, we can end this thing for Hawaii.” Mayor Billy Kenoi, […]

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