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Hawaii: Star of Honolulu to take a dry-dock hiatus before Christmas - Los Angeles Times

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Hawaii: Star of Honolulu to take a dry-dock hiatus before Christmas
Los Angeles Times
At 232 feet long, the Star of Honolulu is the largest vessel of its kind in Hawaii. It includes a 60-foot observation deck and can accommodate 1,500 passengers.
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The popular ship used for sunset dinner cruises will enter dry dock on 13 December 2013.  The "Star of Honolulu" is the largest ship of its kind in Hawaii.  At 232 feet long, it boasts a 60 foot observation deck and can accommodate 1,500 passengers.  While the "Star" is undergoing repairs in dry dock, its sister ship, the "Dolphin Star", will continue to welcome guests for sunset cruises.  Aloha, Russ.

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Help save Hawaii football from going under - Mountain West Connection

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Help save Hawaii football from going under Mountain West Connection Since most people like to get something in return for spending money for a cause -- well, unless you are good-doer and all -- we will provide our backers with one-of-a-kind Hawaii...
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On Monday afternoon, Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay "dropped the bombshell: "there's a very real possibility of football going away." Facing the possibility of losing the football program at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, a group of local boosters says "Hawaii football must not be dropped, so we the fans are taking it into our hands to make sure the Warriors football program lives on." The group wants to offer "one-of-a-kind" Hawaii football-themed items for donating money to save the Warriors football program. Items will run the gamut from lessons on how to do the "Haka" chant and greeting to an authentic UH-Manoa football jersey. On the top end of the scale, a donation of $100,000 "can earn you a shot at the starting quarterback job." According to this booster group, "it's up to you to try to save Hawaii football." I don't know if this somewhat sarcastic proposal from Jeremy Mauss, Chris L. Turner, and Chris Hondros is for real, but the sentiment expressed is genuine. The UH-Manoa football program is in real danger of being cut because of mounting debt and travel expenses. Similar choices are being faced by BYU-Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University, which have reduced the amount of sports being offered on campus. A new era may be starting at UH-Manoa--a school without a football team. Aloha, Russ.
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Schatz pushes for plan for damaging albizia trees

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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is working with state and local officials on Hawaii's Big Island to form a hazard mitigation plan for albizia trees on Hawaii's Big Island.
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According to the Associated Press, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz is working with state and local officials on Hawaii Island to form a hzard mitigation plan for albizia trees. Schatz met with State Senator Russell Ruderman, Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, and other island officials on Tuesday. They agree that all levels of government share responsibility for dealing with the hazard posed by the trees. Hundreds of albizia trees fell during Tropical Storm Iselle, damaging homes and power lines and blocking roads. The group says the next step is to create a budget and figure out how to split the cost. Aloha, Russ.
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Residents tell of storm impact.

More than 250 homes damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle.
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Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Reporter: Colin M. Stewart. According to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, a total of 260 Hawaii Island residents reported sustaining damage to their homes as the result of Tropical Storm Iselle. Over a four day period last week, Puna residents were asked to visit Disaster Assistance and Recovery Centers in Pahoa and Mountain View to report their experiences, as well as to aks for help from various government agencies offering assistance in rebuilding damaged homes. Data sheets from the meetings showed that 1,419 people attended those centers, and 1,059 filled out intake forms. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Shelly Kunishige said, "This information was all self-reported...and the validated damage assessments will be part of the governor's request to the President for declaration...the request should be coming out fairly shortly,and it should include that information." Aloha, Russ.
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Puna Geothermal Venture plant coming back online - West Hawaii Today

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Puna Geothermal Venture plant coming back online
West Hawaii Today
The plant was shutdown after transmission lines were disrupted by fallen trees, Mike Kaleikini, PGV senior director of Hawaiian affairs, told Stephens Media Hawaii on Aug.
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According to "West Hawaii Today", The Puna Geothermal Venture plant near Pohoiki will resume normal operations by the end of the week.  Mike Kaleikini, the PGV senior director of Hawaiian Affairs, said the plant was shutdown on 08 August 2014 because transmission lines were "disrupted" by fallen trees.  Kaleikini said steam was released as a safety measure during the shutdown.  Some of the steam contained hydrogen sulfide, a potentially toxic gas, which was contained shortly after venting of the steam.  For details, call PGV at 934-9072.  Aloha, Russ.

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Why Hawaii Wants Liquefied Natural Gas From the Mainland - TIME

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Why Hawaii Wants Liquefied Natural Gas From the Mainland
TIME
The Hawaiian archipelago is among the most isolated places on earth—it's farther away from a major landmass than any other island chain on the planet.
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According to energy analyst Allan McFarland, the state of Hawaii will use inexpensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) to bridge the gap between imported petroleum and coal and renewable energy sources.  Hawaii pays between three and four times as much for electricity as does many mainland states because of its reliance on imported fossil fuels.  McFarland says low natural gas prices and new shipping technology will help trim the cost of producing electricity until more renewable energy sources come on line.  McFarland adds that Hawaii is working hard to gain at least 70% "clean energy" from renewable solar, wind, and geothermal sources before the year 2030.  Until that point is reached, LNG will fill the cost gap and perhaps give some relief to consumers.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii teachers earn high marks in new evaluation - Hawaii News Now

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Hawaii teachers earn high marks in new evaluation
Hawaii News Now
New results show that most of Hawaii's public school teachers are earning high marks despite complaints about a controversial evaluation system that ties pay to performance.
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Despite criticism about a controversial teacher evaluation system that ties pay to performance, "nearly 98% of Hawaii's more than 11,000 public school teachers earned scores in the top two categories."  Ronn Nozoe, the deputy superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education, said, "The numbers shook out about what we expected...we always knew that we had really good teachers in the Department of Education, very hard working, committed folks." Many educators felt the new evaluation system was confusing and that the classroom observation and other elements took too much time.  Nozoe said the evaluation system "is a work in progress" and will be modified through feedback from teachers and principals.  Aloha, Russ.

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More than $80K donated for Big Island storm relief - Hawaii News Now

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More than $80K donated for Big Island storm relief
Hawaii News Now
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that at least 225 homes have been damaged or destroyed, mostly in the Puna district south of Hilo on the island's east side.
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According to the Associated Press, organizations have raised more than $80,000 in donations for tropical storm relief efforts on Hawaii Island.  At least 225 homes have been damaged or destroyed, mostly in the Puna District south of Hilo on the island's east side.

 

Janice Bueltmann of Hawaii United Way said needs are changing day by day, and rebuilding will take time and money.  Bueltmann is coordinating the organization's relief efforts in Puna.  Hawaii Island United Way and sister organization Aloha United Way have collected more than $31,000 in online donations.

 

Bueltmann said another $50,000 was donated by First Hawaiian Bank Foundation and Bank of Hawaii, while even more money has been pledged.  Tropical Storm Iselle knocked over trees, snapped power poles, blocked roads, and left people without electricity.  Fortunately, there were no deaths or major injuries from the storm on Hawaii Island.  The Hawaii Island Food Basket said it had donated more than 5,000 pounds of food to more than 3,000 Hawaii Island families.  Other groups are offering free legal advice, phone calls, and internet access.

 

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Albizia trees rooted on Oahu, looming over major highways - Hawaii News Now

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Albizia trees rooted on Oahu, looming over major highways
Hawaii News Now
The trees from Asia were first brought to Hawaii in the 1920's to provide shade. Since then, they've spread to every major Hawaiian island.
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It has taken a Tropical Storm and miles of blocked roads to convince state officials to do something about the fast growing, but fragile albizia trees which are slowly taking over land and highway space in Hawaii.  Much of the delay in getting help to Puna and Ka'u District residents has been attributed to miles of fallen albizia trees near roads and highways on Hawaii Island.  Apparently, the same problem looms for Oahu, where this once imported shade tree has become a menace to public roads and highways.  The tree presents a definite safety and public welfare issue.  Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz recently met with Hawaii Island and DLNR officials to map out a plan to contain and possibly eliminate the tree from roadways.  This will be a tough task, since the invasive tree has had almost a century to establish itself in Hawaii.  Aloha, Russ.

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Vehicle strikes stone wall killing Big Island woman - Hawaii News Now

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Vehicle strikes stone wall killing Big Island woman
Hawaii News Now
A fatal vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon has claimed the life of a Big Island woman.
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A 25-year-old Hawaiian Paradise Park woman died Sunday from injuries sustained in a one-car crash in Hawaiian Paradise Park.  Police identified the victim as Christina K. Fujiyama.  Officers responding to the 3:28 p.m. call determined Fujiyama was driving a 1994 Acura 4-door sedan east on 20th Avenue near Kaloli Drive and struck a rock wall.  She wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car.  Fujiyama was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. at the Hilo Medical Center.  It's unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved, but police said speed was a factor in the accident.  An autopsy has been ordered.  Aloha, Russ.

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1500 without power as crews progress with Hawaii Island restoration - KHON2

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1500 without power as crews progress with Hawaii Island restoration
KHON2
Progress has been made in Hawaiian Acres, Hawaiian Beaches/Hawaiian Shores, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Seaview Estates, and Black Sands Beach.
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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) crews continue to restore damaged power lines and utility poles in areas hard-hit by Tropical Storm Iselle.  As of late Tuesday, 18 August 2014, only 1,500 customers are without power.  Most of those cut off from electric service live in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Seaview Estates, Black Sands Beach, Hawaiian Beaches, and Hawaiian Shores.  The reconnection effort is proceeding slowly because of downed trees and storm debris blocking access roads.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii's election chief defends primary performance - Hawaii News Now

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Hawaii's election chief defends primary performance
Hawaii News Now
Hawaii's chief election officer is facing sharp criticism once again.
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Hawaii's Chief Elections Officer, Scott Nago, is in the proverbial "hot seat" for his supervision of the storm-extended primary election.  Nago, tells "Hawaii News Now" that "Given the circumstances that the staff did (face), I think everybody involved in this election did a good job."  State Senator Sam Slom disagrees, noting that "People are disgusted...we sweep things under the carpet...nobody is held accountable."  Nago said he was within state law when he scheduled a special primary election for two Puna precincts closed by Tropical Storm Iselle.  Elections Commission Chairman William Marston said he is reserving judgment until he speaks with Nago.  Perhaps, there is a simple solution to this issue:  namely, have all voting done by mail.  Or, you could supply each polling site with a complete list of registered voters, so those displaced from one polling site could vote at another site.  A simple computer program could check for duplicate voting to eliminate potential voter fraud.  Better yet, revert to an old pattern used when Hawaii became a state in 1959.  Have all elections run by the Lt. Governor's Office.  Something has to be done to correct this elections mess.  At the very least, this recent snafu is embarrassing.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hurricane gains strength in Eastern Pacific.

Tropical Storm Karina getting more powerful.

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Source:  Hawaii News Now/Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

 

Tropical Storm Karina continues to gain strength in the Eastern Pacific, with maximum sustained winds climbing to 60 miles per hour. as of Tuesday morning (19 August 2014). At 2 a.m. Tuesday, Karina was 1,415 miles east of Hilo, moving west-southwest at 7 miles per hour.  After a couple of days as a weak tropical storm, Karina stated to regain strength Monday morning.  The forecast has Katrina moving westward and slowing in speed over the next 48 hours as it begins to feel the tug of larger Tropical Storm Lowell to its east.  Karina is expected to still be meandering in the Eastern Pacific later this week.  The current five-day forecast has Karina still outside the Central Pacific by the end of the week.  Tropical disturbances ahead and behind Karina have been affecting the storm's direction and causing Karina to move erratically.  The storm system ahead of Karina, about 850 miles east-southeast of Hilo, remained nearly stationary Monday and forecasters say it has no chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.  Aloha, Russ.

 

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Copper thieves strike the Wainaku Executive Center.

Several thousand dollars worth of metal taken.

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Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

 

The owner of the Wainaku Executive Center says thieves broke into the building Thursday night or early Friday morning and removed approximately 150 lineal feet of copper drain pipe.  Copper brings a high price on the metals market.  Ed Olson believes the incident involved more than one person, because a long ladder and truck were used to take the 4-inch copper pipe.  Olson says there was a problem with the security gate, because the gate was secured with only "a cord."  Copper theft is a "huge" problem in Hawaii.  Thieves have disables highway lights on major highways, such as the H-1, H-2, and H-3 freeways on Oahu.  Olson said the copper drainpipes are original fixtures and he plans to replace them once the security gate is fixed.  Aloha, Russ.

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Celebrate Hawaii's 55th anniversary with 55 photos

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A view of palm trees in Wailua, Kauai.(#USA #News: Celebrate Hawaii's 55th anniversary with 55 photos:
         http://t.co/cZ8u7tZCnk via .@TheNewsHype)...
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Here is a beautiful collection of photographs celebrating the 55th anniversary of Hawaii statehood. Enjoy! Aloha, Russ.
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Stolen Cross returned.

Cross was reportedly taken by a jogger.
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Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Reporter: John Burnett. According to reporter John Burnett, a cross taken from the front lawn of Hilo's United Community Church was returned Wednesday. The 7-foot tall white wooden cross was stolen on 12 August 2014 from the church lawn at the corner of Kinoole and Mohouil streets. The cross was found in a yard near the Bay Clinic's Hilo Family Health Center on Kinoole Street, less than a block from the church. The cross was recovered by police and returned to the church Wednesday morning. The Reverend Merle Lai said the congregation is relieved and was grateful for the newspaper, police department, and the community for pursuing the case. The incident is being investigated as fourth-degree theft. Aloha, Russ.
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VIDEO: Geothermal Venting Causes Illness, Puna Residents Say - Big Island Video News

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VIDEO: Geothermal Venting Causes Illness, Puna Residents Say
Big Island Video News
This time, Mike Kaleikini, PGV's director of Hawaiian Affairs, spoke with the crowd.
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Thanks to "Big Island Video News" for this video. Puna residents say a steam release from Puna Geothermal Venture when it lost its transmission lines to Tropical Storm Iselle contained toxic hydrogen sulfide gas. PGV said the release was necessary to relieve pressure in the system, but, according to reporter Tom Callis, the release of the gas occurred while "nearby residents were effectively trapped in their homes as fallen trees blocked roadways in and out of their neighborhoods. The clogged roads prevented Hazmat teams from reaching the site in a timely manner to take hydrogen sulfide readings and "stationary monitors were offline because of the power outage." PGV senior director of Hawaiian Affairs, Mike Kaleikini, said the seven staff members at the plant didn't report experiencing health impacts as a result of the steam release. But, several residents attending the public meeting on the incident reported various health problems from the gas release. Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said he has asked PGV speak with Hawaii Electric Light Company officials about coodinating a plant shutdown before the arrival of another strong storm. Civil Defense provided PGV with generators to keep monitors running during power outages. Civil Defense is also adding more monitors to the area and providing hand-held devices for a couple of neighborhoods. Hawaii County is also planning to conduct a geothermal health study to assess impacts from the plant. Aloha, Russ.
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Arakawa: Leaders Formalize Joint Sustainability Commitment - Maui Now

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Maui Now Arakawa: Leaders Formalize Joint Sustainability Commitment Maui Now In an effort to achieve a culture of sustainability in the islands, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa joined his mayoral colleagues across the state, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and...
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Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa has joined his fellow mayors across the state, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) in launching the "Aloha + Challenge."  The commitment "sets clear targets' in six sustainable areas to reach by the year 2030. Areas include:  the establishment of 70% clean energy; doubling local food production; improving the management of natural resources; waste reduction; smart growth; and the creation of "green jobs".  I'm glad to see progress being made to reduce our dependence on imported food and fuel.  We must learn to depend on ourselves.  Aloha, Russ.

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Honolulu named second most expensive city to raise a child - Hawaii News Now

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Honolulu named second most expensive city to raise a child
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (Hawaii News Now)- Two of the most expensive U.S. cities to raise a child are in Hawaii according to a national study.
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The report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Honolulu and Hilo (Hawaii Island) are among the top five most expensive places to raise a child in the United States. Considering housing, childcare, and education from birth to age 17, the cost to parents in Honolulu tops $430,000, while Hilo isn't far behind at nearly $370,000.  The leading cost factor is housing, followed by childcare.  We surely pay the price of paradise.  Aloha, Russ.

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Tropical Storm Lowell strengthens in the East Pacific - Hawaii News Now ... - Hawaii News Now

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Tropical Storm Lowell strengthens in the East Pacific - Hawaii News Now ...
Hawaii News Now
Tropical Storm Lowell is gaining strength as it moves west-northwest from the Baja California peninsula of Mexico.
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The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Lowell is about 775 miles west-southwest of Baja, California, with sustained winds of 50 mph.  Forecasters expect the storm to strengthen over the next few days.  Lowell is "an unusually large storm with tropical force winds extending 205 miles from the center."  The storm is expected to increase its forward speed by Friday.  Aloha, Russ.

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State sen questioning Big Island election results - Hawaii News Now

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KITV Honolulu
State sen questioning Big Island election results
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (AP) - A state senator is questioning the results of a Hawaii County council race after the primary election held in storm-damaged areas of the Big Island.
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According to "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" reporter Tom Callis, Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago "will likely be in the hot seat Friday as the state Elections Commission takes a look back at this month's primary."  Hawaii Island state Senator Russell Ruderman and Oahu state Senator Sam Slom have called for Nago's resignation in the wake of the storm-delayed primary election.  Elections Commission Chairman Bill Marston said he expects "a strong turnout for the public comment period", but added the commission was not planning any action.  Marston said he was "reserving judgment until after hearing from Nago and the public."  Aloha, Russ.
 

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Former county worker pleads not guilty.

Worker charged with embezzlement.

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Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

 

A former employee of the county Department of Finance Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division has pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the county.  On Thursday, Hilo Circuit Court Judge Greg Nakamura ordered 45-year-old Mary L. "Leinaala" DeMello of Pepeekeo to stand trial before Hilo Circuit Court Judge Greg Hara at 8:30 a.m. on 24 November 2014.  DeMello was indicted by a Hilo grand jury on 09 July 2014 on charges of first-degree theft and first-degree computer fraud.  DeMello is free on supervised release.  Aloha, Russ.

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Nearly 20 apply to be next Maui police chief - Hawaii News Now

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Nearly 20 apply to be next Maui police chief
Hawaii News Now
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The Maui Police Commission is processing nearly 20 applications from those seeking to be the county's next chief.
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According to the Associated Press, the Maui Police Commission has received nearly 20 applications from those seeking to become the county's next police chief.  The number of qualified applications may change after reviews are done.  Commission Chairman Roger Dixon says there's no deadline to replace Gary Yabuta, who retired 31 July 2014 to become director of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program in Hawaii.  Deputy Chief Clayton Tom now serves as acting chief and is one of the applicants for the job that comes with an annual salary of $135,000.  Aloha, Russ.

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Life-saving Hawaii marrow donor meets recipient - Hawaii News Now

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Life-saving Hawaii marrow donor meets recipient
Hawaii News Now
A California father is a cancer survivor thanks to a priceless gift from his Hawaii bone marrow donor. David Ohara and Ed Nako met for the first time nearly 2 years after the transplant.
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The California man whose life was saved by a bone marrow transplant from a Hawaii man finally met his donor  and reaffirmed the unique bond that unites two strangers.  David Ohara told "Hawaii News Now" that Ed Nako's bone marrow was a miracle, adding that "If he didn't do what he did, there would be a good chance that I wouldn't be here today."  Fourteen months after the transplant, Ohara and Nako began email exchanges and shared family photos.  Eventually, they scheduled a meeting in Hawaii to cement their friendship.  Ohara says each day is a blessing, thanks to Nago's gift of bone marrow. For more information on the bone marrow registry, visit http://www.bethematch.org.  Aloha, Russ.

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Funeral services announced for hula legend Aloha Dalire - Hawaii News Now

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Funeral services announced for hula legend Aloha Dalire
Hawaii News Now
A Honolulu Police Officer accidentally killed himself at his Wilhelmina Rise home over the weekend. More >>.
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The wake for Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire will be held tonight (Tuesday, 19 August 2014), 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.  The viewing will be held Wednesday, 20 August 2014, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the Celebration of Life program at 1 p.m.  Aloha Dalire leaves behind a beloved hula legacy that will be continued by her three daughters, Kapua Dalire-Moe, Kau'i Dalire, and Keola Dalire.  Aloha Dalire will be missed.  Aloha, Russ.

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Flood Advisory for Kailua-Kona expires.

Heavy rains end Monday night.

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Source:  Hawaii News Now.

Reporter:  Ben Gutierrez.

 

A flood advisory that had been posted for the Kona section of Hawaii Island has been allowed to expire as of 9:30 p.m. Monday.  Forecasters said rain gauges and radar indicated that the heavy rain has ended.  Aloha, Russ.

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