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Kanaka Maoli March on America  
Kanaka’s come together and march to end the oppression of the Hawai’ian people! September 2, 2013 we will stand as a nation to decide the destiny …

what is happening to Popolo's resturant??? 
Wow it just opened and now it seems that it closed down ? Does anyone know what happened?

How I Protect Myself from VOG 
VOG is toxic to lungs, blood vessels and heart. http://health.usnews.com/ articles/health/healthday/ 2008/08/13/air-pollution-can- damage-heart-blood-vessels- …

Bombing at Pohakuloa 
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 3:08 PM Subject: Marine Aircraft Activity   Dear Homeowners:   Marine jet fighters are conducting day and night strafing …

Dr Sally Boyd 
Announcement: Welcome all to the free open house celebration for Vitality Natural Medicine Clinic in sunny Pahoa, Hi! Come enjoy free live music, foot …

Please help save Kawa'a, save the Kingdom of Hawaii 
http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/freekawaafreehawaii Aloha Kakou, There's an attempted land theft happening on the Big Island at this very moment. …

Uncle Abel Simeona Lui on Facebook 
  Aloha all you Facebook People It?s official! Uncle is on Facebook now, so please friend him and share our posts with all the ohana if you …

United We Strike!!! 
Thank you to everyone who made our Feb 12 United We Strike Marathon such a success! Archives are streaming on www.unitedwestrike.com and www.taxfree15.com …

Parker School Announces Three National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists 
Parker School is pleased to announce that three seniors have made it to the final round of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the students …

Pohoiki Mangrove Poisoning Update  
The lawsuit filed against Malama o Puna et al for poisoning mangroves at Pohoiki, Vacationland (Wai Opae), Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo, and Paki Bay …

Public Statement on U.S. militarism and occupation in Hawaii 
For Public Release concerning U.S. military training at Pohakuloa See list of signers below Further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 Contact: Malu …

Big Island News: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO CLOSE KULANI PRISON 
View Larger Map The Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety announced today that it is closing the Kulani Correctional Facility on the Big Island …

Hawaii Charter Schools: What They Are, and New Laws That Will Take Effect This Year. 
This month's feature article is about Charter Schools in Hawaii. Earlier in June, new legislation passed that will give charter schools in Hawaii a …

Big Island News: Mayor's revised budget includes furloughs for staff, no tax increases  
The Mayor's proposed budget being submitted to the Hawaii County Council today, May 5th, reduces the size of government $16.46 million, or 4.1 percent, …

Big Island News: Two meetings set to discuss downtown Hilo sustainability plans 
Successful sustainability maintains a careful balance between environmental, social, cultural, and economic principles.That’s why the 2009 Sustainable …

Big Island News: Public Meetings for Proposed Strawberry Guava Biocontrol 
The Forest Service is hosting a series of open house meetings to exchange information with the community about a proposed biocontrol for strawberry …

Big Island News: Hawaii County council unanimous against HB1226 
On April 22nd after many hours of testimony on quite a few issues, the Hawaii County resolution 81-09, which was introduced by our wonderful Councilman, …

Big Island News: Long Awaited Mauka-Makai Connector Road, Keanalehu Drive, Moves Forward 
KONA, HAWAI‘I — In a partnership between the state and county governments to improve traffic and access for West Hawai‘i residents, Governor Linda Lingle, …

U.S. LEADERS ARE WAR CRIMINALS!! 
HOW SHOULD AMERICANS RESPOND WHEN U.S. LEADERS ARE WAR CRIMINALS? The news has described an astonishing number of war crimes being committed …

Love Letters to the IRS 
Because we are rapidly approaching the darkest day on the American Calendar (April 15, “Slave Day”), I am going to suggest we have our minds de-programmed …

Economic Justice from HELCO " Time for Pono"  
Please read and sign the petition to stop HELCO easements charges of $15,000 for homeowners and lower the 440 KWH current rate. Whereas, Hawaiian Electric …

Army Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright to speak at UHH further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 Not rated yet
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 6:30 – 8 pm UH Hilo Science & Technology Bldg (STB) Room 108 (new building on Lanikaula St. across from the Church of …

on Mauna Kea Forest Restoration at the Lyman Museum  Not rated yet
HILO, Hawai`i (November 23, 2012) — High above the clouds, the dry forest on the slopes of Mauna Kea is the only home of the critically endangered palila, …

Help our Keiki USA Swim Team Not rated yet
> our Keiki > > Please I need help. > > We are part of the USA SWIM TEAM - WARRIORS we are the Honokaa group and > our kids had a swim meet in Kamehameha …

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Kona Coffee Berry Borer Beetle (CBB): Video Realesed  Not rated yet
Collaborating Organizations Kona Coffee Farmers Association The Kohala Center Kamehameha Schools UH-CTAHR Contact People Suzanne Shriner, …

Big Island Music Awards, Please encourage all to vote! Not rated yet
Aloha My Dear Friends, We are so happy to announce that Poli’ahu i ke kapu is on the Big Island Music Awards ballot for Single, Hawaiian …

Kona Judiciary Complex: Final EIS Published Not rated yet
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Kona Judiciary Complex has been published and is available on the Office of Environmental Quality …

Big Island County Council: Bill 270, legislation to adopt a new Building Code, Friday, January 20th, 8-am Not rated yet
Aloha, There is current legislation pending in front of the Big Island County Council that will severely impact the bamboo construction industry. Bill …

HUMPBACK WHALES LEAVE HONOLULU HARBOR AFTER DAY’S VISIT Not rated yet
HONOLULU -- A pair of humpback whales, likely a mother and its yearling, entered Honolulu Harbor early this morning and spent time within the harbor …

Makuu Farmers Market Dec 18th 2011  Not rated yet
Leah launches Krystal Radio Designs booth at the Makuu Farmers Market in between Keaau and Pahoa on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii. …

NHERC Announces Lifelong Learning classes in Honoka'a Not rated yet
The North Hawaii Education Research Center is now taking registrations it's upcoming Fall classes. All classes are held in Honoka'a except for the grant …

DLNR PREPARING INTERIM MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR KIHOLO STATE PARK  Not rated yet
Vehicular access restricted during 6-week cleanup of coastal area NORTH KONA, HAWAI‘I: The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division …

MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS DEEP-7 BOTTOM-FISHERY OPENS SEPT. 1, 2011 Not rated yet
  Twelve Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas Remain in Effect HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the re-opening …

Music of the Spheres at Imiloa Planetarium Not rated yet
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES RESOUNDS AT IMILOA PLANETARIUM Keokea.....On Saturday, July 23, 7:30pm, a FREE ADMISSION event occurs: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES …

War and More War! Happy Independence Day! Not rated yet
The Business of the U.S. Is War and More War! A Reflection for the 4th of July while eating hot dogs and apple pie! Former President and General, …

BIG ISLAND NEWS: PU‘U ANAHULU MAUKA FIRE NOW AT 500 ACRES  Not rated yet
State, county and federal firefighters are continuing efforts today to contain a wildfire on state land at Pu‘u Anahulu on the Big Island. A total of 45 …

Open Letter Concerning High Altitude Helicopters at Pohakuloa Not rated yet
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 6:48 PM To: ' william.j.aila@hawaii.gov '; ' repchang@capitol.hawaii.gov '; ' repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov '; ' repevans@Capitol.hawaii.g …

DEER IN HAWAII: Confirmed Sightings of Axis Deer Reported on Big Island Not rated yet
DLNR TAKES STEPS TO CONTROL NEW THREATS TO AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES ON HAWAI'I ISLAND: AXIS DEER IN HAWAII The Department of Land and Natural …

Announcing the 2011 Hawai`i Island Sustainability Forum Not rated yet
HPM Building Supply and Green Collar Technologies are presenting the third annual Hawai`i Island Sustainability Forum at the historic Palace Theater in …

Love Letters to the IRS ( 2) Not rated yet
April 4, 2011 Internal Revenue “Service”
 Cincinnati, OH 45999-0039 Dear Stupid F Nazi Extortionist A , You continue to send me "notices" …

Tax day Resistance --This Is What Resistance Looks Like-- Bail "IN", UHH tonight at 7pm. Be part of the REVOLUTION! Not rated yet
The time for peaceful uprising in now. The young people of the middle east did it. We can do it here. OK, for those of us not-so-young, we could play …

Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea Not rated yet
On Friday, February 25, 2011 the State BLNR will be deciding whether to issue a permit for construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea. …

Oppose Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Sacred Mauna Kea Not rated yet
TMT on Mauna Kea: "One more for the road!" On Friday, February 25, 2011 the State BLNR will be deciding whether to issue a permit for construction …

Answering the call for the Humanitarian Dream Movement, 2/26 Not rated yet
Answering the call for the Humanitarian Dream Movement as a counterpoint to the unthinking/uncaring GOP/Tea Partiers who are trying to eliminate public …

HAPUNA BEACH CLOSED PENDING POSSIBLE UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE INVESTIGATION  Not rated yet
The Department of Land and Natural Resources today temporarily closed a portion of the beach at Hapuna State Recreation Area in Kona for public safety …

Hawaii State Congress has 14 New Bills on the Table About Marijuana in Hawaii Not rated yet
Feb 6, 2011 The House has six bills that have been introduced relating to marijuana in Hawaii. There are eight bills under consideration in the Senate. …

Waimanu Valley: DLNR Closes Muliwai Trail for Repairs Not rated yet
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the remote Muliwai Trail on the island of Hawai‘i for public safety, starting Monday, February …

LAVA TREE STATE MONUMENT TO CLOSE FEBRUARY 1 FOR IMPROVEMENTS Not rated yet
HILO – Lava Tree State Monument will be closed from Tuesday, February 1, 2011, for park improvements that include comfort station renovations, loop trail …

DLNR HOLDS SECOND SERIES OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED CONSERVATION DISTICT RULE AMENDMENTS  Not rated yet
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be holding a second round of public hearings regarding proposed amendments to the rules and regulations …

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DLNR EXTENDS PUBLIC ACCESS CLOSURE OF MAUNA KEA AREAS DUE TO CONTINUED FIRE RISK  Not rated yet
Due to continued drought over the past year on the island of Hawai‘i and extreme fire hazard conditions due to dryer than normal vegetation, the Department …

Big Island News: Ocean Fish Farms in Hawaii - at what cost? Not rated yet
From July 7 through July 10, Food & Water Watch, the Kanaka Council, and KAHEA (The Environmental-Hawaiian Alliance) will be holding four community discussions …

Big Island News: Mamalahoa Bypass on target with projections, Department of Public Works reports Not rated yet
Approximately one third of the motorists using the new Mamalahoa Bypass are bound for Kealakekua and beyond South Kona and their drive time is cut in …

Big Island News: The Hawaii County Council is undergoing a leadership change Not rated yet
Legislation will be introduced during the next council meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Keahou Sheraton in Kona at 9:00 a.m. IF you want to …

Volcano Update: Lava geting closer to the surface at Halemaumau Crater Not rated yet
On June 3rd and 4th, 2009, conditions provided a rare view of active lava churning within Kilauea Volcano's summit vent located in Halema'uma'u Crater. …

2009 Kona Ironman 70.3 Results Not rated yet
The Kona Ironman 70.3 or Honu Ironman race is half the distance of the World Championship Kona Ironman later in October, Swim - 1.2 miles, Bike - 56 miles, …

Big Island News: Mayor seeks changes to County Code of Ethics Not rated yet
Mayor seeks changes to County Code of Ethics Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi announced today the initiation of a joint project with the County Board …

Big Island News: Board of Land and Natural Resoruces(BLNR) OKs Ala Kahakai Trail pact with County, park service Not rated yet
The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) has approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Park Service and the County of Hawai‘i …

Big Island News: Court rules condemnation in 'public interest'  Not rated yet
Third Circuit Court Judge Ronald Ibarra has ruled for a second time in favor of County of Hawai’i efforts to condemn land to allow completion of the Mamalahoa …

Big Island News: Projected Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on County of Hawai'i May 7, 2009 Not rated yet
$96.4 million and counting Highways Ane Keohokalole Highway, also known as Mid-Level Road will receive $35 million in ARRA funding. When completed, …

Big Island News: Renewable energy topic of Kona town meeting Not rated yet
What is the future for Renewable Energy for Big Island Citizens? How can you benefit from renewable energy? The State of Hawaii signed the Hawaii Clean …

Big Island News: No swine flu here, but state DOH issues alert Not rated yet
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) today issued a medical alert to physicians statewide urging them to be on watch for swine influenza …

Big Island News: Kea`au-Pahoa Road public meetings set: April 29th and 30th Not rated yet
The State of Hawai‘i Department of Transportation and the Kea‘au-Pāhoa Advisory Group will conduct public informational meetings about proposed improvements …

Malu Aina: WORKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE, FOOD-SECURE HAWAI`I (Kurtistown) Not rated yet
Malu 'Aina is reaching out to interested people who want to work towards a sustainable, food-secure Hawai'i. You are invited to come out to one …

Big Island News: Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake on the South Flank of Kilauea Volcano Not rated yet
April 21, 2009 A magnitude-4.2 earthquake beneath the south flank of Kilauea Volcano was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory …

Big Island News: Old Kona Airport plans to be topic of three-day workshop Not rated yet
The County of Hawai‘i’s Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a three-day charrette workshop to develop a master plan for Kailua Park, also …

Big Island News: Community meetings move to Ocean View Not rated yet
Mayor Billy Kenoi continues his policy of bringing county government to communities around Hawaii Island when the mayor and key members of his cabinet …

Big Island News: 5.0 Earthquake on April 14th 2009: Volcano Area Gets "All Shook Up" Not rated yet
Making National headlines, the Big Island on April 14th felt a 5.0 magnitude earthquake 8 miles to the southeast of Volcano. The earthquake took …

GOVERNOR LINGLE VETOES ONLINE TAX BILL  Not rated yet
Governor Linda Lingle vetoed HB 1405 today because this legislation has immediate and adverse consequences for residents and businesses of Hawai‘i. This …

Preliminary digital flood hazard maps for Hawaii County have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Not rated yet
Digital Hawaii County flood maps available for review Preliminary digital flood hazard maps for Hawaii County have been released by the Federal Emergency …

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