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Island Issues Interviews To Continue Online

February 16, 2012
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Even though Big Island News Center isn’t posting new original news stories–be sure to catch the weekly Island Issues programs.  They are available over the radio waves on Sundays–6:30 a.m. on KKOA 107.7 fm, and at 8 a.m. on LAVA 105.3 fm.  And, you may listen online, or download them for listening at your convenience–they are posted here on Big Island News Center, down on the right, in the middle. For questions or suggestions, contact host Sherry Bracken at sherryb@lava105.com or call Mahalo Broadcasting at 808-329-8090.

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BINC Takes a Holiday

November 11, 2012
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Mahalo Broadcasting management has decided to “pause” original news reporting on Big Island News Center, for now. The original Island Issues weekly broadcasts hosted by Sherry Bracken will still be available for online listening on the site, or downloading–they’re down…

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Fourth Hike Against Hunger Starts November 3

October 18, 2012
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Will Zucker is hiking against hunger.   Zucker, sales manager at Mahalo Broadcasting (LAVA 105.3fm/KKOA 107.7 fm/KHNU 620 am), will walk the 126 miles  from Hilo up the Hamakua Coast, through Waimea and Waikoloa to Kona, to raise awareness of…

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Christmas Parades Coming Soon and Looking for Entries

October 18, 2012
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Christmas Parades Coming Soon and Looking for Entries

Christmas, in October?  Yes!   It’s time to think about signing up for several Christmas parades, and groups or individuals wanting to enter need to get their entries in.   •The Hilo Christmas Parade kicks off the season on the Saturday…

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Hilo Pharmacy College Gets Accredited

October 18, 2012
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Hilo Pharmacy College Gets Accredited

A residency program in community pharmacy, giving licensed pharmacists opportunities for further training through Hawai`i’s College of Pharmacy (CoP) at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, has been awarded national accreditation. “Pharmacy residency programs are similar to training that allows…

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Golf Tourney to Support Waikoloa Dry Forest Set for November 4

October 18, 2012
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The Waikoloa Dry Forest 2 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, November 4 at the Waikoloa Village Golf Club. Check-in starts at 7:00 am and the shotgun start is at 7:30 am. Cost is  $80 per player. The registration…

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Night of Elegance Ball is November 3

October 18, 2012
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Night of Elegance Ball is November 3

The Kona Ballroom Dance Club and the Waimea Ballroom Dance Club have teamed up to present A Night of Elegance at the Waikoloa Hilton on Saturday, November 3. The event will include a buffet dinner and dancing to the sounds…

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Hilo’s Black and White Night is November 2

October 18, 2012
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Hilo’s Black and White Night is November 2

One of downtown Hilo’s most festive events of the year is coming Friday night, November 2.  It’s Black and White Night in downtown Hilo, when the night will be transformed from a time of dark to a time of downtown…

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Voters Can Learn About Candidates, Issues in Online Talks

October 18, 2012
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With absentee ballots in mailboxes now, and walk in voting starting October 23, Hawaii County voters must make up their minds about for whom they wish to vote–and how they want to vote on the issues. Right here at www.bigislandnewscenter.com,…

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Absentee Ballots Arriving Now

October 17, 2012
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Absentee Ballots Arriving Now

The first round of mailing of absentee ballots for those who requested either permanent absentee ballots or ballots for this election only started Monday, and the ballots are arriving in mailboxes around the island now.  Those who have absentee ballots…

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Hawaii PUC Coming to the Island to Get Your Input

October 17, 2012
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The Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission will hold two hearings on Hawaii Island, the week after next.  The intent is to get resident input on two topics:  the pending 4.2% rate increase requested by Hawaiian Electric Light Company and the…

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Waimea School Advisory Panel Invites Public to Next Meet

October 17, 2012
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Students, families and interested community members are invited to the next meeting of Waimea Middle School’s Local Advisory Panel from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 29, 2012 in Classroom K-4, which is located in the courtyard immediately behind the school office.…

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Honoka’a High’s Washburn to Debut New Work October 27

October 17, 2012
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Honoka’a High’s Washburn to Debut New Work October 27

Gary Washburn, Jazz musician, composer, and director of Grammy-winning Honoka‘a High School Jazz Band for more than 30 years has a reputation nationwide as one of the best music educators in the business.  On Saturday, October 27, he will debut…

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Danny Akaka To Do Talk Story at Kahilu Theater October 28

October 17, 2012
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Danny Akaka To Do Talk Story at Kahilu Theater October 28

There’s a Kokua Kahilu event coming up Sunday, October 28, at the Kahilu Theater in Waimea.   Cultural historian Danny “Kaniela” Akaka and friends will offer  an evening of stories and music at the Kahilu Theatre.  A benefit for the…

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Hoot for Hunger Set for October 27

October 17, 2012
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The sixth annual Hoot for Hunger Hootenanny is Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the from 3-9pm at the Honpa Hongwanji Sangha Hall.  This is Hilo’s signature fundraising event for The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank.   Activities at the…

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Kealakehe Chorus and Uke Band to Perform in Kona

October 17, 2012
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The Kealakehe Intermediate School Chorus and Ukulele Ensemble will appear at the Kailua-Kona Library on Saturday, October 27, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The group’s leader is longtime Kona music teacher and musician Gloria Juan-Tapaatoutai.  The group has performed…

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