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Governor Abercrombie – “A Time for Action”

Governor Abercrombie’s Weekly Message instills confidence that now that the session is over, we are moving foreword and taking action into the New Day for Hawai’i.


Big Island Police are Searching for a Hawaiian Beaches Man Who Needs Medical Attention

Big Island Police are searching for a Hawaiian Beaches man, Kingsley Willet, who needs medical attention.

Kingsley Willet

Kingsley Willet

Nixle Media Releases:

The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Kingsley Willett, M-25 of the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision. Willett is in need of medical attention. He is described as a Hawaiian Male, 5’5″ tall, weighing 195 pounds, short cropped brown hair, and brown eyes with tattos on his shoulder and chest. Anyone having information on the location or whereabouts of Willett is asked to call 911 or the Police non-emergency line of 935-3311

2011 Legislative Recap and Talk Story with Senator Malama Solomon and Representative Cindy Evans

“Gapping Deficit” only part of the 2011 Legislative Story:

Media Release:

The 2011 State Legislature faced a gaping deficit, and an urgent need to shrink government, create new 21st century jobs and protect essential services.

Richard Ha and Senator Malama Solomon share a moment

Richard Ha and Senator Malama Solomon share a moment

“These challenges dominated the news, but they are only part of the story,’ said Waimea-Hamakua-North Hilo Sen. Malama Solomon.

“Gov. Neil Abercrombie promised ‘A New Day for Hawai’i,’ and toward this end, we moved forward powerful new ideas – such as honoring our native Hawaiian host culture, re-prioritizing critical programs, and shifting gears toward energy and food self sufficiency,” she said. “Our greatest challenge wasn’t the bottom line.  It was being mindful that whatever we do impacts lives.”

To recap the 2011 Legislative session and discuss progress, urgent concerns and what they can do to best represent residents in the district, Sen. Malama Solomon and Rep. Cindy Evans invite the community to a talk-story at 5 p.m., Thurs., May 19, 2011 in Waimea School Cafeteria.

Everyone is invited.  Light refreshments will be provided.

This is the first of a series of community meetings to be hosted by the legislators.

If unable to attend or residents have urgent questions or concerns, they are invited to call or email:

Sen. Malama Solomon (974-4000 Ext. 67335 or 885-3553), email: SenSolomon@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Rep. Cindy Evans (974-4000 Ext. 68510), or email: RepEvans@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Police Week Festivities on the Big Island Will be Held Next Week

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Cadinha in coat and tie Oili in hat and uniform Jitchaku 3/4 close up Keliipio in hat and uniform
Police Week honors fallen officers Manuel Cadinha (1918), William “Red” Oili (1936), Ronald “Shige” Jitchaku (1990), and Kenneth Keliipio (1997).
Media Release

Police Week festivities on the Big Island will be held next week (May 15-21).

Police Week is a nationally recognized week of activities in support of police work and in recognition of officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy proclaimed every May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls in as Police Week. In Hawai’i County, Police Week activities this year are scheduled from Monday, May 16, to Friday, May 20.

The public is invited to attend formal Police Week ceremonies Monday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Hilo Police station and Tuesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at the Kona police station. Both ceremonies include pre-ceremony entertainment and a tribute to Hawai’i County police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. Light refreshments will be served.

Police will pay tribute to Officer Manuel Cadinha, who gave his life in 1918, Officer William “Red” Oili, who gave his life in 1936, Officer Ronald “Shige” Jitchaku, who gave his life in 1990 and Officer Kenneth Keliipio, who gave his life in 1997.

Also during Police Week, officers will conduct station tours at the Hilo and Kona stations from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 20.

Missing UH Hilo Student Chelsea Ryan Has Allegedly Been Found Safe and Unharmed

Missing UH Hilo Student Chelsea Ryan has allegedly been found safe and unharmed.

Although the Hawaii Police Department has not officially stated this on their Media Releases, it was reported by the Daily Mail that:

A young college student who vanished without trace while studying in Hawaii has turned up safe and well.

Chelsea Ryan, 21, had not contacted her family since April 28 and calls to her phone had been going straight to voicemail.

Her relatives described her disappearance as completely out of character and said they were desperate for her to get in touch.

The initial police report was released when I was in Kona:

Big Island police are requesting for the public’s help in locating a 21 year-old Hilo woman who is reported missing.

Chelsea Ryan is described as Caucasion, about 5’ 8” tall and weighing about 125 lbs. She has shoulder length blonde or dirty blonde hair, green eyes and a fair complexion. She has a tattoo of a dove on one of her ankles.

Ryan was last seen on Thursday (April 28, 2011) in Hilo at about 2:00 pm. It is unknown why type of clothing Ryan was wearing at the time. She may be in the company of a Caucasion male named “Alex” who is described as 6’ tall, about 200 lbs., with short brown hair, brown eyes, and a fair complexion.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call Detective Norbert Serrao of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2383. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.