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Bayfront Trails work to soon begin | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The ambitious project to create a network of pedestrian- and bike-friendly trails in downtown Hilo is set to begin over the summer.

Source: Bayfront Trails work to soon begin | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/bayfront-trails-work-soon-begin).

Accessed on 31 May 2016, 16:32 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Ivy Ashe.

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Comment:

The long-delayed Hilo Bayfront Trails project will soon begin.  Hilo Bayfront Trails president and project organizer Peter Kubota tells reporter Ivy Ashe that “We’re just about ready to start construction on Phase I….Things progress slowly, but we’ve moved this forward quite a lot.”

When the project is done, the trail network “will link downtown Hilo with both Hilo Harbor and the University of Hawaii.”  According to Kubota, the trail project will be done in three phases, depending on the funding and the number of personnel available to work on the project.

A fundraising effort by Friends of Hilo Bayfront Trails will begin once Phase I construction starts.  Kubota says “For every ten thousand we raise, we get another ten thousand…there’s good things happening in Hilo…I think it’s growing in the right ways.”

For more information visit http://www.hawaiicounty-cdp.info/bayfront-trails.


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Police investigate threatening message at Waiakea High | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A note claiming someone planned to bring a gun to Waiakea High School today to “shoot everyone” is under investigation by police.

Source: Police investigate threatening message at Waiakea High | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/police-investigate-threatening-message-waiakea-high).

Accessed on 20 May 2016, 15:17 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Kirsten Johnson.

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Comment:

According to Hawaii police, the handwritten note to “shoot everyone” was found Thursday in a men’s restroom.  Police believe the threat was written between 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday.  Waiakea High School administrators called police immediately after they became aware of the note.  Waiakea High School Principal Kelsy Koga told reporter Kirsten Johnson that “the threat is under investigation” and that “classes at Waiakea will continue as usual today.”

A parent, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he son found the note about 11:30 a.m. Thursday while he was using the rest room.

Hawaii police will be on campus today as an added precaution.


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Merrie Monarch parade returns Saturday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Plenty of the longtime participants in the annual Merrie Monarch Festival Parade are set to return this year, and there are a few additions and changes to keep things interesting.

Source: Merrie Monarch parade returns Saturday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/merrie-monarch-parade-returns-saturday).

Accessed on 02 April 2016, 02:41 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Colin M. Stewart.

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The Merrie Monarch Parade is a local favorite with beautiful floats, pa’u riders, rodeo clubs, and high school bands performing for crowds gathered along the traditional parade route in downtown Hilo.

According to parade organizer Missy Kaleohano, there will be a few surprises in this year’s salute to the Merrie Monarch Festival:

There will be no use of ohia trees and flowers this year “due to efforts to prevent the spread of…rapid ohia death.”

More marching bands will attend the parade than last year.  Four marching bands from the U.S. mainland will strut their stuff in addition to the presence of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band and the “usual contingent of Big Island bands”–10 bands in total.

The marshal for this year’s parade is Rodney Acia, the golf pro at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.  This year’s Pa’u Queen is Nancy Cabral of Coldwell Banker Day-Lum Properties and Rentals.  The parade begins Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

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70 years later: Remembering the 1946 tsunami | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


One family was sitting down for breakfast in their two-story Bishop Street apartment. Nearby, a teen and his uncle were opening the family shop on Kamehameha Avenue.

Source: 70 years later: Remembering the 1946 tsunami | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/70-years-later-1946-tsunami).

Accessed on 02 April 2016, 01:46 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Kirsten Johnson.

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Comment:

Nice background story of the 1946 tsunami and the creation of Hilo’s Pacific Tsunami Museum by reporter Kirsten Johnson.  The Pacific Tsunami Museum will hold an open house on 16 April 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to commemorate Tsunami Awareness Month, which began Friday, 01 April 2016.  In a related note, Laupahoehoe students, faculty, and invited guests participated in the annual tsunami commemoration event at Laupahoehoe Point early Friday morning.  The event remembers those who lost their lives 70 years ago when a huge tsunami washed over the point and destroyed Laupahoehoe School and the teachers’ cottages.

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Kayli Ka‘iulani Carr crowned Miss Aloha Hula 2016 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser


HILO >> Kayli Ka‘iulani Carr of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua received the highest score from judges on Thursday night, winning the title of Miss Aloha Hula at the 53rd annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

Source: Kayli Ka‘iulani Carr crowned Miss Aloha Hula 2016 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://www.honolulustaradvertiser.com/breaking-news/Carr-crowned-miss-aloha-hula-at-2016-merrie-monarch-festival).

Accessed on 01 April 2016, 16:23 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Kayli Ka’iulani Carr swept the field of competitors with 1,134 points and became the 2016 Miss Aloha Hula at the 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.  Ms. Carr is a Kamehameha School graduate and works as a professional dancer at Chief’s Luau at Sea Life Park.

The Merrie Monarch Festival continues tonight (Friday, 01 April 2016) with the group kahiko (ancient-style) hula competition.  On Saturday night, hula halau will compete in the group auwana (modern-style) hula competition.  KFVE-TV will provide live coverage of both events.

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Trial set in Honolii shooting | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


A recently paroled murderer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a shooting two months ago near Honolii Lookout that hospitalized a Kona man for more than a month.

Source: Trial set in Honolii shooting | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/trial-set-honolii-shooting).

Accessed on 31 March 2016, 23:45 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

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Comment:

Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura has ordered 43-year-old John Perez III to stand trial on 18 July 2016 for attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, and carrying a firearm on a public roadway.  During testimony given on 17 March 2016 by William “Willie Boy” Holbron-Kealoha, Perez was identified as one of three men who shot him several times at close range in early morning hours of 31 January 2016 near Honolii Beach Park.  Holbron-Kealoha identified another shooter as  29-year-old prison furlough escapee Scotty Yanagawa, who was killed by police on 09 February 2016 in the Hilo Walmart parking lot.  Defense attorney Robert Curtis said the third suspect was Ronald Barawis, Jr., a paroled ex-con wanted by police who was shot dead on 05 February 2016 after he allegedly drove his vehicle at police officers at the Puainako McDonalds restaurant.

Perez, a reputed gang leader in Hilo about 20 years ago, was on parole for the beating and strangulation death of 23-year-old Juliana Laysa, whose body was found in a cane field near the Alae Cemetery.

Opinion:

I truly hope justice is rendered in the shooting case.  Why would anyone release such a sociopath into society again?  The state parole board should really get its act together.

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Pilipaa Street in Hilo is closed due to downed utility lines | Hawaii 24/7


Police report that Pilipaa Street in Hilo will be closed to traffic between Puainako and Kahaopea Streets due to multiple down utility lines through Thursday morning (March 31). The roadway is open…

Source: Pilipaa Street in Hilo is closed due to downed utility lines | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/03/30/pilipaa-street-in-hilo-closed-due-to-downed-utility-lines).

Accessed on 31 March 2016, 1533 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Pilipaa Street in Hilo will be closed to motorists until this evening (Thursday) to permit Hawaii Electric Company (HELCO) to restore downed utility lines.  Only local traffic will be allowed in the area until repairs are done.

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