Lingle Pardons Six More – Bringing Total to 77

Governor Linda Lingle announced today that she granted pardons to six individuals in 2008, in accordance with the power vested in her by the Hawai`i State Constitution (Article V, Section 5).

“These individuals made mistakes, which for some were one-time, isolated incidents. They served their sentences and completed probation, and have led law-abiding lives,” said Governor Lingle…
Governor Lingle has pardoned 77 individuals since taking office.

List of latest pardons Here

Lingle Names East Hawaii Liaison

Governor Linda Lingle has appointed Honoka‘a native Marc Miranda to serve as her liaison to the East Hawai`i community. Miranda will start his new duties on Jan. 12…

More Here

Today’s KO


Department of Transportation to Enter 20 Year Agreement With Hoku Solar

…Hoku Solar will assign its power purchase agreements to the special purpose entity Hoku Solar Power I LLC, which will sell the electricity generated by the PV power systems to Hawaii Department of Transportation over a contract period of 20 years, the company said in a statement…

More Here

Power Outage Hits Pahoa and Nanawale

We just had about a 90 minute power outage here in Pahoa near the school. I drove through Pahoa Town and the businesses still had power.

I heard it was out from Nanawale all the way up to my place.

It’s dumping rain now so I’m preparing for a wet new years eve!

Ohana Fun Day at Kurtistown Ballpark

On Saturday, January 10th, the following participating agencies and groups will hold the “Ohana Fun Day” at Kurtistown Ballpark:

Puna Community Action Team Members, County of Hawaii Community Policing, County of Hawaii Police Activities League, Hawaiian Beaches Action Team, County of Hawaii Parks and Recreation Department, The Salvation Army – Family Intervention Services, Neighborhood Place of Puna, Puna Congressional Church, Liz Salfen, Kea’au High School Athletics, Fred Blas of the Hawaiian Beaches Action Team, Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center and other community members.

The event is free and as you can see from above, definetely an event to bring your kids too.

Rockslide Highway 19 North of Hilo

I just saw the following Twit from Hawaii 247. I guess he is on the road right now and can’t post it to the site this second. I’ll just post it here for anyone traveling in that direction anytime soon.

Rockslide continue along Hwy 19 north of Hilo. State highway crews are out clearing debris so one lane traffic at times. Drive safely.

Pahoa H&R Block Tax Office Opening Friday

The H&R Block of Pahoa will be opening next week on January 2nd.

I wonder how much H&R Block pays to keep this office space 12 months a year but only open for a few?

I wonder how much H&R Block pays to keep this office space 12 months a year but only open for a few?

Sign in the window announcing the opening.


Argh… Pepsi Is Not Healthy for a Keyboard

I just had the unpleasant experience of spilling a Pepsi all over my frigging keyboard.

It looks like all the keys are still working.  I’ve wiped it down with Clorox wipes.  I just hope the inside of the keyboard doesn’t start attracting ants or something now.  I’m certainly not going to attempt to take apart this keyboard.  The last time I tried that… I couldn’t get the damn keyboard back together the same way it came apart.

ARGH!  If I had video of the incident… this would have made my “Today’s KO” list.

Hawaiian Dredging Lays Off 70

Well the layoffs continue here in Hawaii.

The largest general contractor in Hawaii, Hawaiian Dredging is now laying off 70 people.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. told PBN that the company had to let go of the workers because of the slowdown in construction projects.

The majority of the 70 employees laid off were union workers. Others, such as professional, managerial and engineering people, were laid off as well…

More Here

New Design for New State ID Cards

Beginning January 5, the State will be issuing new ID cards for people wishing to obtain Hawaii ID cards.  The new cards will look like this:


Top 10 “DTW” Posts of 2008 (pt. 3)

Continued from here.

#4.  Well they always did say that sex sells.  This was interesting.  Especially the fact that Dave Corrigan, from BIVN, saw a Stinkhorn mushroom on a tour he took later on in the year.

Just as Viagra seems to be a big seller… I still think I could make a killing off stinkhorn mushrooms if the following is true.  The fact that it derived around a Hawaii Study has me even more fascinated.

#3.  I can only guess the Pahoa Parade Results and Pictures were popular because everyone that was in the parade kept sending their pictures off to other people.  I’m really amazed that more then 3,000 people have viewed this post.

I’d like to thank the Pahoa Main Street Association for asking me to be a judge this year and I’m disappointed to hear of some manini charge that Councilwomen Naeole has lodged against PMSA.

Pahoa Parade: Results and Pictures

#2.  In September, I introduced the contestants for the Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen contestants in a video that still has never aired on TV.

In November when the pageant actually finished, I posted the winners.

And the next day I posted these youtube videos that I found on youtube that still to this day are getting hits like crazy.



Stay tuned tomorrow for the #1 “DTW” post of 2008