Posts Tagged ‘ Sherry Bracken ’

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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Waimea Community Has Candidate Forum Wednesday

October 9, 2012
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With less than 4 weeks left before the General Election,four heated North Hawai’i races will be in the spotlight during anon-partisan forum beginning at 5:15 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10 at Waimea School Cafeteria.    (Note, the forum is Wednesday — not Thursday which is the normal meeting day for Waimea Community Association; the date was changed to accommodate candidate schedules.)   All candidates in the four races have been invited and the following have confirmed participation:   U.S. Senate: Linda Lingle; State Senate:  Kelly Greenwell and Malama Solomon; Hawai’i County Mayor:     Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim;…

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Council Forum Tonight in Kona; More Candidate Forums to Come

October 8, 2012
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Voters on Hawaii Island still have opportunities to see and hear from candidates for office around the island.   Monday, October 8, County Council Candidates, 6 p.m. til 8 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria and broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm, for District 5, South Kona to Ka’u: candidates Maile David, Brenda Ford, and Candidates for District 9, Waikoloa through Waimea and North Kohala; candidates Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille. No food sales, so attendees are invited to bring their own.  Moderator:  Sherry Bracken   Monday, October 8, televised debate between U. S. Senate Candidates…

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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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Forum to Go On Despite Hirono’s Absence

September 20, 2012
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Forum to Go On Despite Hirono’s Absence

Please note:  none of the sponsoring organizations endorse any candidate, party, or platform.  The sponsors of the forums specifically provide the forums for education only.  The decision to continue with Sunday’s event, despite the possibility that one candidate may not attend, does not imply endorsement in any way, shape, or form. A statement from the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, received Friday, September 21, 2012, which they asked us to append to this article: The views and opinions expressed in this invitation are strictly those of  Big Island News Center and its staff. They in no way reflect…

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Candidates to Meet in Puna Saturday

July 25, 2012
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Big Island Chronicle will host a candidates’ forum at Akebono Theater in Pahoa on Saturday, July 28.   Sherry Bracken, from the Mahalo Broadcasting stations of  LAVA 105.3 fm and KKOA 107.7 fm and Hawaii Public Radio, and Kathy Frankovic, former CBS pollster, will serve as moderators of the various forums spanning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Big Island Chronicle has invited candidates to set up informational tables, as well as take part in the forums.   The schedule:   9 a.m. Doors open for candidates’ setup 9:45 a.m. Introductions/ground rules 10 a.m.…

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Mayor Forum Monday in Kona; Many Forums Islandwide

July 8, 2012
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Mayor Forum Monday in Kona; Many Forums Islandwide

The three major candidates for Hawaii County Mayor will meet in their second moderated candidate forum on Monday, July 9, at Kealakehe High School at 6 p.m.  Incumbent Mayor Billy Kenoi faced his challengers, County Council Chair Dominic Yagong and former Mayor Harry Kim, last Thursday at Sangha Hall before a crowd of more than 450 people.   The candidates answered questions about budget, garbage, alternative power, and more.  The exchanges, especially between Mayor Kenoi and Dominic Yagong, at times got heated.  But former Mayor Harry Kim got a bit hot under the collar, too, when…

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Finance Director Responds to Yagong Charge: No, We Do Not Pad Budget

June 22, 2012
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Finance Director Responds to Yagong Charge: No, We Do Not Pad Budget

Received from Nancy Crawford, Finance Director, and reprinted in its entirety.  The Island Issues to which Ms. Crawford refers aired on Sunday morning, June 17, and is available for online listening or downloading at this web site, www.bigislandnewscenter.down on the right. June 21, 2012 In an interview Sunday, June 17th with Sherry Bracken on Island Issues on LAVA 105 and KKOA , Dominic Yagong stated his staff told him that at Finance’s initial budget meeting last August with the departments, including the legislative branch, employees were told “Your job is to pad the budget and…

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Yagong First Up in Mayor Interviews

June 17, 2012
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Yagong First Up in Mayor Interviews

Hawaii County Council Chair Dominic Yagong is running for Mayor to unseat the incumbent Mayor Billy Kenoi in the next election.    Yagong made his formal declaration last January, although he made no secret of his intentions for months before that. This morning, Mahalo Broadcasting will air a one-on-one interview with Council Chair Yagong in which he shares why he’s running for Mayor and what his key focus areas will be if elected.  The interview was recorded by host Sherry Bracken last Wednesday afternoon, June 13. The Island Issues broadcast will air this morning, Sunday, June…

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Candidate Forum Set for Waimea, Thursday June 7

May 28, 2012
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Submitted by Patti Cook: Changes are huge in the coming 2012 elections – new County and State district boundaries due to redistricting and reapportionment – a very early Primary Election date (Sat., Aug. 11 instead of mid-September), and many new candidates throwing their hats into the ring.  All of this assures that Waimea Community Association’s (WCA) first of two election year non-partisan candidate forums will be great interest to voters.   The first of the forums will begin at 5:15 p.m., Thurs., June 7, 2012 at Waimea School Cafeteria.  Everyone is invited to participate.  To…

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Kentucky Derby Day Brunch Coming May 5

April 23, 2012
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Children’s Research Triangle Hawaii will be hosting their First Annual Fundraiser with a Kentucky Derby Brunch at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.     The event will feature a sumptuous Southern style brunch.  It will include a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby  Race, Silent Auction, Pick Your Favorite Horse Contest,  and Best Big Hat / Best Dressed Couple Contest.   The Master of Ceremonies will be Sherry Bracken of Mahalo Broadcasting (LAVA 105.3 fm, KKOA 107.7 fm, KHNU 620 AM). The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ira Chasnoff, founder…

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HPR Completes Fund Drive in Record Time

April 18, 2012
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HPR Completes Fund Drive in Record Time

Hawaii Public Radio, the statewide public radio station which broadcasts from Honolulu, completed their every-six-month pledge drive on Wednesday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m.  They raised $886,000, the amount of money they need to  operate the stations and provide improvements over the next six months. HPR General Manager Michael Titterton and the Board of the nonprofit radio station had set an ambitious goal.  The fund drives have traditionally been ten days.  But the decision was made to set a goal of completing the drive in 8 days–and they met that.   Titterton said there often seemed…

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Pink Martinis Off to State Finals

February 4, 2012
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Pink Martinis Off to State Finals

The Pink Martinis Senior Women’s 3.5 tennis team completed their season Saturday, February 4, with a win over the Hana Hou team out of Holua Tennis Center, clinching the West Hawaii championship.  The Pink Martinis play out of the Island Slice Tennis Club at Keauhou Beach Resort.  Other teams in the 3.5 league were the Keauhou Bruisers and Game Set and Match, also out of Holua. The team will represent West Hawaii at the State Championships, also called Sectionals, on Maui in mid May.  In addition to the women’s 3.5 team, there will also be…

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