Honolulu – Memorial services have been set to honor the life and legacy of Mele Carroll, the former 13th District state representative who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Services will be held first on O’ahu before final services are held on Maui.
On Maui, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 15, at Ballard Family Mortuary, 440 Ala Makani Street in Kahului. Viewing will be held from 9-11 a.m. with service to follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A final viewing will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Internment will take place at 3 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku (off Hana Highway). Lei and floral arrangements are welcomed at the Maui service.
Before that, A memorial service on O’ahu for the late state representative has been set for Friday, March 6, at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street (between North Vineyard Boulevard and North Kukui Street). A public viewing will be held between 4-6 p.m., with service to follow at 6-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will also be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Lei are welcomed at the Oahu service.
HONOLULU – www.ALTRES.com – ALTRES Office/Professional and ALTRES Technical, divisions of ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii’s largest and most trusted human resources organization, announced today a significant spike in demand for office and technical professionals across all islands. While the state continues to experience unemployment rates at record lows, Hawaii’s available workforce is thinning out. ALTRES is looking to fill nearly 140 positions on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.
HONOLULU — Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received a call at 3:13 p.m., via VHF Channel 16 from the pilot aboard the towing vessel Nalani stating their vessel was taking on water and they were in danger of sinking.
The Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Honolulu launched to the scene along with a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point.
Sector Honolulu sent out an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to Mariners notifying vessels in the area of the situation.
The towing vessel Tiger 7 and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration patrol boat heard the UMIB and arrived on scene to assist.
The crew of the NOAA vessel safely rescued 9 crew members, and the Tiger 7 crew rescued 2. No injuries were reported.
The RBM arrived on scene shortly after the rescue and safely transferred all 11 survivors aboard and for transport back to Station Honolulu.
The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the sinking and has begun interviews with the crew. The cause of the sinking is unknown and is under investigation.
All 11 survivors were wearing lifejackets.
The Nalani sank in approximately 2,200 feet of water and was carrying an estimated 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel. An oil sheen was observed by Coast Guard responders before nightfall. Additional over flights are planned for Friday morning and shoreline assessment teams will be out to evaluate shorelines for impact. A unified command will be established Friday to coordinate response efforts. Identified areas of potential impact are from Barbers Point, north to Nanakuli. The public should report any observable shoreline impact to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at (808) 842-2600.
An unexploded shell – believed to be a WWII era anti-aircraft round – was found today by a Washington visitor on a South Maui beach.
According to Police reports, the visitor found the unspent, rusty round in the sand at Ulua Beach in Wailea. The 69 year-old man took the shell to the Kihei Police station. Sgt. Carl Yob of the U.S. Army’s Explosive Ordnance Demolition team on O’ahu was contacted and the shell was placed in safe storage here by police.
The EOD team is sending a crew from Honolulu to destroy the round. Their arrival time is not available. The shell could be very dangerous – if its instability had caused an explosion when moved. Also, it’s difficult to look past the fact that the grass in the picture is perfect.
By Kit Grant, ACLU – Honolulu
HONOLULU – Can democracy survive secrecy? What is the future of the First Amendment in a surveillance society? These questions will be the focus of a rare and provocative public discussion at the Davis Levin First Amendment Conference (“Conference”) happening Saturday, February 14th in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Edward Snowden will be featured live via satellite during the event.
Though held on O’ahu, the event will be carried live on Maui on Akaku: Maui Community Television. The schedule includes a screening of “Citizen Four,” the documentary on Edward Snowden that Maui TV News reviewer Paul Janes-Brown called “…the most important documentary ever made…”
The segment featuring Snowden live via video link is scheduled from noon – 1:30 p.m., HST on Valentine’s Day.
Edward Snowden’s release of documents detailing massive government surveillance sparked a raging global debate which continues to this day. Choosing not remain anonymous, Snowden traded home and career for a life in exile, fleeing the U.S., and eventually taking residence in Russia.
A high-level intelligence analyst based in Hawai‘i, in 2013, Snowden provided documents to the press proving the existence (previously shrouded by government as highly sensitive state secrets) of multiple NSA programs that even today collect and use data on ordinary Americans on an extraordinary scale.
The program will also feature Snowden’s attorney and Director of the national ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, Ben Wizner. Speakers will share their views on whistleblowing, balancing government secrecy in wartime against the public’s right to know, and the possible futures facing free speech in America. Moderated by Aviam Soifer, Dean of the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $5.00. RSVPs are requested no later than Tuesday, 2/10/15. Pay by check to the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation, or via Visa or Mastercard by phone. To reserve, call (808) 522-5906, neighbor islands call toll-free, 1-877-544-5906. Email email@example.com, or mail reservations to First Amendment Conference/P.O. Box 3410, Hon., HI 96801. Parking at the Hawai‘i Convention Center is $10.00, also served by major bus lines. Please visit http://www.thebus.org for more information.
The Hawai‘i Convention Center is ADA-accessible. Request special accommodation no later than Tuesday, 2/10/15. The ACLU of Hawai‘i will always try to meet requests.
The Davis Levin First Amendment Conference is a lively, civil discussion between prominent constitutional thinkers fostering awareness & dialogue about the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, underwritten by the Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation. Established as a public education project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i Foundation in 1997 with grants from the Robert M. Rees Trust & the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston, the Conference is named for attorneys Mark S. Davis & Stanley E. Levin for their work defending the First Amendment in Hawai‘i. Prior speakers: Daniel Ellsberg, Kenneth Starr, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Ralph Reed, Nadine Strossen, and Jay Sekulow.
HONOLULU – Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, is re-launching its “Solar Water Heating Tune-Up” (Tune-Up) rebate of $150 due to high demand.
Last year, Hawaii Energy provided 826 Tune-Up rebates to residents totaling $123,900 during the four-month limited-time offer.
The Tune-Up rebate is valid from January 5 through May 31, 2015, or while funding lasts. Residential electric ratepayers on Hawaii Island, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu are eligible. However, those that received a Tune-Up rebate last year are not able to participate.
In order to qualify for the rebate, systems must be at least three years old and the tune-up must be performed by a Hawaii Energy Participating Contractor. The cost of a tune-up typically ranges between $300 and $500 (not including the rebate). Hawaii Energy also offers a $1,000 instant rebate when purchasing a solar water heating system. To find a participating contractor and schedule a tune-up, visit www.hawaiienergy.com/tune-up or call Hawaii Energy at (808) 537-5577 or toll-free (877) 231-8222.
Solar water heaters require maintenance every three to five years to check and repair normal wear and tear that may include leaks, corrosion or pump failure. A properly maintained solar water heater can last 15 years or more.
“We received numerous requests for Hawaii Energy to bring this rebate back since it really helps offset the cost of maintenance,” explained Caroline Carl, Residential & Transformational Program Director, Hawaii Energy. “A solar water heater is a major energy-saving investment that should be maintained to ensure it’ll last for years to come.”
Households that replace their traditional electric water heater with a solar water heater typically save between 25 and 40 percent on their electric bill. However, without regular maintenance these savings can gradually diminish.
Copyright © 2015 - Island News Technologies, LLC - All rights reserved