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Tsunami: Getting ready on the Big Island

Tsunami: Getting ready on the Big Island

The county’s 72 sirens began sounding the alert at 6 a.m., some five and one-half hours after Mayor Billy Kenoi signed an emergency declaration for the Big Island. Tsunami were expected at 11:04 a.m. The mood remains calm in the county’s Civil Defense Agency headquarters in Hilo, as county officials watch six giant screens. Hilo […]

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County, Kamaaina Pumping sign new contract

County, Kamaaina Pumping sign new contract

MEDIA RELEASE The county has finalized a new contract with Kamaaina Pumping Inc. to have the firm resume cleaning drywells and culverts islandwide. The company’s bid price per unit for the new contract is approximately half the price Kamaaina Pumping was paid to do the same work last year. That means the county has an […]

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Lingle, Kenoi, Aiona statements on Fasi's death

Lingle, Kenoi, Aiona statements on Fasi’s death

Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement on former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi, who died Feb. 3 in Honolulu at the age of 89: “Our state has lost a true leader and an outstanding public servant who worked tirelessly to make life better for the people. When it came to getting things done, Former Honolulu […]

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Mayor kicks off 'Live Aloha Live Drug-Free' month (Feb. 5)

Mayor kicks off ‘Live Aloha Live Drug-Free’ month (Feb. 5)

MEDIA RELEASE Drug-Free Hawaii Awareness Month (DFHAM) 2010 will kick off with an official proclamation ceremony, “Live Aloha, Live Drug-Free.” hosted by Mayor Billy Kenoi, at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at the County Building, 25 Aupuni street in Hilo. “DFHAM allows schools, service organizations, counties, and government agencies opportunities to sponsor activities and events […]

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Kenoi supports withdrawal of spigot bill

Kenoi supports withdrawal of spigot bill

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi is supporting a request to withdraw the administration’s proposal to regulate the use of public County water spigots on Friday’s County Council agenda. The administration submitted Bill 189 to prevent abuse of the free water provided by the County at 15 public spigots located around the island. The County provides […]

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Big Island mayor seeks state support for youth programs, projects to create jobs and boost local economy

Kenoi outlines county priorities for state lawmakers

Big Island mayor seeks state support for youth programs, projects to create jobs and boost local economy

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Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi released the following statement today in response to Governor Linda Lingle’s bid to balance the state budget by stripping the counties of their fair share of the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT).

Kenoi responds to plan to take counties’ share of the TAT

Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi released the following statement today in response to Governor Linda Lingle’s bid to balance the state budget by stripping the counties of their fair share of the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT).

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Mayor Kenoi talks about his first year in office

Mayor Kenoi talks about his first year in office

Video by David Corrigan | Big Island Video News MEDIA RELEASE FROM MAYOR BILLY KENOI I wanted to take a few minutes today to thank our County of Hawai’i residents for the honor and opportunity to serve as mayor of the most beautiful, diverse and fascinating island on the planet. At the close of my […]

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What about the County Budget next year? Will property taxes have to be raised? Will there be transfer station disposal fees? Everyone is looking for answers about what next year will be like.

Mayor Billy Kenoi and staff will explain how they plan to deal with the difficult economy at a Kona Town Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 6-8 p.m., at the Makaeo Pavilion at the old Kona airport.

Q & A with the Mayor and staff on Tuesday in Kona

What about the County Budget next year? Will property taxes have to be raised? Will there be transfer station disposal fees? Everyone is looking for answers about what next year will be like. Mayor Billy Kenoi and staff will explain how they plan to deal with the difficult economy at a Kona Town Meeting on […]

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The latest newsletter out of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's office is now online for reading.

Mayor Billy Kenoi’s November newsletter online

The latest newsletter out of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi’s office is now online for reading.

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Federal Highways Administration, state Department of Transportation approve Mid-Level Road using $35 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; bids go out in January

County receives $35M for Ane Keohokalole; bids out in January

Federal Highways Administration, state Department of Transportation approve Mid-Level Road using $35 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; bids go out in January

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'Bay Concert' celebrates Kahaluu Bay, Kane

‘Bay Concert’ celebrates Kahaluu Bay, Kane

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Margaret Masunaga The Bay Concert, a celebration of life at Kahaluu Bay, gave special recognition this year to artist, historian and author Herbert Kawainui Kane. The fundraiser, sponsored by The Kohala Center, was Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Kane, a resident of Honaunau, was […]

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Hotel employees giving back; residents making the most of second chances

HIUW donors get creative raising funds

Hotel employees giving back; residents making the most of second chances

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Mayor says Big Island has much to celebrate and look forward to, despite some hard times

Kenoi prefers to focus on assets, not budget woes

Mayor says Big Island has much to celebrate and look forward to, despite some hard times

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