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West Hawaii Commuity Health Center Gets Award For Those Who Cannot Pay

October 15, 2012
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Since opening its doors in 2005, the West Hawaii Community Health Center has made quality, comprehensive and integrated health services accessible to all, regardless of the ability to pay. Recognizing this deep commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals, the Bank of Hawaii Foundation honored West Hawaii Community Health Center as a 2012 Bank of Hawaii Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award recipient. The monetary award of $5,000 will provide funding for West Hawaii Community Health Center patients who are unable to pay for medical prescriptions.   The Bank of Hawaii Monty Richards…

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Police Arrest 37 for DUI Last Week

October 2, 2012
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From Hawaii County Police: During the week of September 24, 2012, through September 30, 2012, Big Island police arrested 37 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,062 DUI arrests compared with 1,096 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.1 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District Weekly Total Year to Date Hamakua 0 10 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 19 392 Puna 6 128 Ka’u 1 21 Kona…

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Kohala Seniors Get New Building

September 28, 2012
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Kohala Seniors Get New Building

The County of Hawai‘i has held a blessing and recognition ceremony at the former Bank of Hawai‘i branch in Kohala, which will now be used by the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Office of Aging for expanded senior citizens programs. The building, on Akoni Pule Highway in Kapa‘au near the Kamehameha statue and North Kohala Civic Center, was constructed around 1900. Bank of Hawai‘i purchased the building in 1922, serving Kohala for 90 years before closing earlier this year. The Bank of Hawai‘i automated teller machine and depository will remain available at the…

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Residents Have Many Chances to Hear From Candidates

September 27, 2012
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There are a number of upcoming candidate debates and forums at which the public may learn about their candidates in more detail:   Monday, October 1, North Kohala Senior Citizens Non-Partisan Candidate Forum:  9 a.m., Kohala Senior Citizens Center (old courthouse in Kapa’au).  All candidates for this area have been invited including federal, state and county races and most have accepted.  Info:  Michael Sumja, coordinator and moderator (987-2653).   Monday, October 1, Mayor Candidates and County Prosecutor Candidates, 6 p.m. til 8:15 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria and broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm.  Candidates…

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No New Dui Fatalities This Week; 26 Arrests

September 25, 2012
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No New Dui Fatalities This Week; 26 Arrests

From Hawaii County Police: During the week of September 17, 2012, through September 23, 2012, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,025 DUI arrests compared with 1,076 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District Weekly Total Year to Date Hamakua 0 10 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 11 373 Puna 4 122 Ka’u 0 20 Kona 11 429 South Kohala 0 62 North…

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Traffic Fatalities Double Over Last Year…DUI Arrests Down

September 17, 2012
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During the week of September 10, 2012, through September 16, 2012, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 999 DUI arrests compared with 1,050 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.9 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District Weekly Total Year to Date Hamakua 1 10 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 7 362 Puna 1 118 Ka’u 0 20 Kona 16 418 South Kohala 1 62 North Kohala 0 7 Island Total:…

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Kapolei Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash in Kohala

September 17, 2012
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From Hawaii Police Department: A 76-year-old Kapolei man died Friday (September 14) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday (August 29) on Kohala Mountain Road (Route 250) at the 18-mile marker in the North Kohala District. The man was identified as Calvin B.T. Hoo, of a Kapolei address. Responding to a 12:33 p.m. call, North Kohala patrol officers determined that the motorcyclist was traveling north on Kohala Mountain Road when he ran off the right side of roadway and lost control of the motorcycle. The man was transported to the North Hawai?i…

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North Hawaii Drug Free Group Needs $30K by September 30

September 14, 2012
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North Hawaii Drug Free Group Needs $30K by September 30

North Hawaii will lose $125,000 in federal funds unless $30,000 needed for matching operational funding can be secured by the end of the month, according to North Hawaii Drug-Free Coalition (NHDFC), a project of Five Mountains Hawaii.   This tenth and final year grant is scheduled to begin on September 30.  NHDFC was recently notified that Five Mountains Hawaii was not able to secure sufficient funds needed to continue operations through the entire grant cycle, required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health  Services Administration (SAMHSA). “It would be such a shame to have it all…

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Traffic Fatalities Up 80%–Half Related to Drugs, Alcohol

September 10, 2012
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From Hawaii Police Department: During the week of September 3, 2012, through September 9, 2012, Big Island police arrested 26 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 973 DUI arrests compared with 1,017 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.3 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District Weekly Total Year to Date Hamakua 1 9 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 12 355 Puna 0 117 Ka’u 0 20 Kona 10 402 South…

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Hawi Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

September 5, 2012
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From Hawaii Police Department: A 65-year-old Hawi man died Tuesday (September 4) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash Monday (September 3) on Akoni Pule Highway, 1 mile west of Pololu Loop in North Kohala. The man was identified as James R. Wright of a Hawi address. Responding to a 1:21 p.m. call, North Kohala patrol officers determined that the motorcyclist was traveling east on Akoni Pule Highway when he crossed the centerline and ran off the left side of the road, hitting a tree. Wright and his female passenger, a 49-year-old Hawi woman,…

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County DUI Arrests Lower Than Last Year

August 28, 2012
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County DUI Arrests Lower Than Last Year

From Hawaii County Police: During the week of August 20, 2012, through August 26, 2012, Big Island police arrested 28 motorists for drunk driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 912 DUI arrests compared with 940 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.0 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District Weekly Total Year to Date Hamakua 0 8 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 11 325 Puna 2 117 Kau 1 19 Kona…

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Police Arrest 27 for DUI Last Week–Arrests Down, Deaths Up

August 15, 2012
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From Hawaii Police Department: During the week of August 6, 2012, through August 12, 2012, Big Island police arrested 27 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 846 DUI arrests compared with 878 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.6 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were: District Weekly Total Year to Date Hamakua 0 6 North Hilo 0 2 South Hilo 12 296 Puna 3 112 Ka’u 0 18 Kona…

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Kohala Library to Present Bat Talk

August 6, 2012
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Kohala Library to Present Bat Talk

“The establishment of bats in Hawai‘i is among the most spectacular over-water colonization events in mammalian history,” says Frank J. Bonaccorso, Ph.D., wildlife ecologist and author of Natural History and Migration of the Endangered ‘Ape‘ape‘a in Hawai‘i. On Monday, August 13  at 6:30 pm, “bat man” Dr. Frank Bonaccorso and his team will visit North Kohala Public Library to share fascinating insights into our only native land mammal. These USGS researchers “listen” to the activity of ‘Ope‘ape‘a (Hawaiian hoary bats) around the Big Island and collect data using acoustic equipment.   Come, “hang out” and…

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