Hawaii Island Voter Turn Out

Interesting map of voter turnout around Hawaii Island the colored pinpoints are coded below.

  • Purple – 60% or greater of voter turnout
  • Blue – 59% to 50% voter turnout
  • Green – 49% to 40% voter turnout
  • Yellow – 39% to 30% voter turnout
  • Red – less than 30% voter turnout

For more information you can see the following links for other island and statewide results:

Island wide: http://brchawaii.com/map.php?contest=2
Honolulu: http://brchawaii.com/map.php?contest=154
Kauai: http://brchawaii.com/map.php?contest=153
Maui: http://brchawaii.com/map.php?contest=150
Hawaii: http://brchawaii.com/map.php?contest=140

Mahalo to Jared Kuroiwa for posting this on Facebook!

Another Wreck at Malama Market Intersection

My sister-in-law just texted me to let me know another wreck just happened at the Malama Market intersection. This is the second one in less then six hours!

Billy Kenoi vs. Harry Kim – 2012 Big Island Mayoral Poll

Now that the primary elections are over and no mayoral candidate received more then 50% of the votes, we are left with two candidates to choose from for the 2012 Big Island Mayoral Race.

Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?

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Kaneohe Bay Airshow Coming Up in September – 100th Anniversary of Marine Corps Aviation

A couple years ago I got to get up and close to the Blue Angels during the Kaneohe Bay Airshow “Media  Day and practice run through.  I wish I could get a ride in one of the buggahs!

The folks that invited me were trying to arrange for a ride in the Blue Angels “Fat Albert” but that didn’t work out.

But flying in a C-17 to the Big Island and back from Oahu certainly was cool and the Navy typically has one of those on the ground to explore and check out during the airshow.

I actually got to sit in the cockpit of this buggah as we were landing in Kona!

Join Marine Corps Base Hawaii as they celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Marine Corps Aviation at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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General admission is free and preferred seating tickets are on sale now. Visit our site often as content is added daily. We look forward to seeing you at the Kaneohe Bay Airshow — September 29-30, 2012.

University of Hawaii Clears Athletic Director Jim Donovan of Stevie Wonder SNAFU

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) has learned that the internal investigation into the cancelled Stevie Wonder concert will show that there was no wrongdoing on the part of Athletics Director Jim Donovan, who was put on paid administrative leave on July 11, while the investigation took place (the final written report is still being prepared.

UHM Chancellor Tom Apple, and Donovan, today reached an agreement on Jim’s future with the University.  Beginning on Monday, August 13, Donovan will return to full duty status and will report directly to Chancellor Apple.  Mr. Donovan will have significant responsibilities in designing, creating, articulating, marketing and communicating to the community, including assisting with the evolving land grant mission of the University, as the University continues to serve and help meet the needs of Hawaii and its people.

The parties mutually believe that Mr. Donovan has served the University well throughout the 21 years he has worked on the Mānoa campus, beginning September 3, 1985.  Donovan moved up through the athletic department ranks as baseball stadium manager, then sports marketing director, assistant athletics director, associate athletics director and finally as athletics director since March 23, 2008.  From 2002 through 2008, he served as executive director of the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl.

In his new position, Chancellor Apple believes Donovan’s considerable and diverse talents will be best utilized to help UHM move forward while serving the University in another capacity.

Donovan’s base salary will remain the same through the term of his current contract ending in March 2013.  He will then be reassigned to a new position and will be recommended to receive a three-year appointment at a salary of $211,200 (temporarily reduced to $200,640) that will be subject to customary reviews and approvals in accordance with established policy.

Chancellor Apple stated,  “Jim is a gentlemen who has conducted himself with great honor during this difficult period. I am delighted that we have agreed to his return to full duty status and we are looking forward to a long term relationship.   Jim served the University well as our Athletics Director, and I know that his considerable talents are an asset to the University which will benefit from his continued service.”

Mr. Donovan stated,  “I am very pleased that I have been cleared of any wrongdoing as I have always acted in the best interests of the University.  I appreciate Chancellor Apple’s efforts and the cooperation of the University administration to return me to active status and I look forward to working with Chancellor Apple.”

Another Wreck at the Malama Market Intersection

Another Wreck at the Malama Market Intersection!

2012 Pokemon World Championships Happening Now on the Big Island

The 2012 Pokemon World Championships are happening this weekend at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort over on the Kona side of the Big Island.

Here is a short clip from day one:

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The Pokémon Video Game World Championships is an invitation-only event, meaning only those players who receive an official invitation from Pokémon Organized Play will be able to compete for the title of Pokémon World Champion. These invitations are distributed in the following manner:

  • The 1st and 2nd place finishers from the 2010 World Championships
  • The top 4 players at the U.S. National Championships
  • The top 4 players at the UK National Championships
  • The top 4 players at the German National Championships
  • The top 4 players at the French National Championships
  • The top 4 players at the Italian National Championships
  • The top 4 players at the Spanish National Championships
  • The top 2 players at the Canadian National Championships
  • Representatives from the Japanese World Championships Qualifiers
  • Representatives from the Korean World Championships Qualifiers
  • The top 4 players at the World Championships Last Chance Qualifier

The top 32 finishers in each of the three age divisions receive the following prizes:

1st Place

  • A Pokémon World Champion Trophy
  • An invitation to the 2013 World Championships
  • A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered a minor) to the 2013 World Championships
  • A scholarship award worth $3,500
  • Exclusive Pokémon World Championships merchandise

2nd Place

  • A Pokémon World Championships Second Place Trophy
  • An invitation to the 2013 World Championships
  • A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered a minor) to the 2013 World Championships
  • A scholarship award worth $1,500
  • Exclusive Pokémon World Championships merchandise

3rd Place

  • A Pokémon World Championships Third Place Trophy
  • Exclusive Pokémon World Championships merchandise

4th Place

  • A Pokémon World Championships Fourth Place Trophy
  • Exclusive Pokémon World Championships merchandise

5th—8th Place

  • Exclusive Pokémon World Championships merchandise