Close to 1,000 Breathalyzers Installed in First Year of Hawaii Ignition Interlock Law

I just read the following from one of the candidates for the 2012 Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney candidates, Mitch Roth on Twitter:

Our Ignition Interlock law is doing great!! In the first year we have installed close to 1000 in car breathalyzers in our State of Hawaii. According to JoAnn Hamaji-Oto the State Director of Smart Start, the company that installs ignition interlock instruments in Hawaii, we have had 3,192 alcohol positive prevented starts between Jan. to Nov. 15. Moreover, we have had 68 people with court mandated instruments installed in their cars that have tested at .16 and above.

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Puna on the Big Island

Magnitude 3.4
Location 19.328°N, 155.129°W
Depth 6 km (3.7 miles)
  • 16 km (10 miles) S (180°) from Fern Forest, HI
  • 18 km (11 miles) SE (141°) from Volcano, HI
  • 19 km (12 miles) S (188°) from Eden Roc, HI
  • 34 km (21 miles) SW (223°) from Hawaiian Beaches, HI
  • 42 km (26 miles) S (186°) from Hilo, HI
  • 357 km (222 miles) SE (128°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles); depth +/- 0.9 km (0.6 miles)
Parameters Nph= 68, Dmin=5 km, Rmss=0.25 sec, Gp=122°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID hv60289196

70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Live Telecast and Social Media Event

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked.  The Navy invited me to attend the ceremonies, but unfortunately I can’t make it due to some other commitments.

It has been announced that folks like me that want to view it online… can do so beginning at 7:40 AM Hawaii Time tomorrow as they are having a live telecast and social media event.

Click for more information on the Live Telecast and Social Media Event

Here are some promo videos that the Navy has recently released:

Applications for the 2011-2012 Kaulunani Urban Forestry Cost-Share Grant Program Now Available

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Kaulunani Urban Forestry Cost-Share Grant Program. The next two grant application deadlines are: February 15, 2012 and May 15, 2012.

The Kaulunani Program views Hawai‘i’s tropical urban trees as a dynamic resource that plays a critical role in our island community. Grants are encouraged this year to:

  • Develop the use of technology to improve the management of Hawaii’s urban forest by mapping the urban forest, conducting a tree inventory and green infrastructure planning
  • Advance the knowledge of tropical urban forestry through the development of management plans and best management practices
  • Train industry professionals
  • Create public awareness of the value and benefits of trees
  • Demonstrate the importance of trees through tree-planting demonstration projects.

Generally, cost-share grants between $500 and $10,000 are awarded, however, in this upcoming year grants of more than $10,000 are actively being considered. Grants are also available to non-federal organizations.

For more information about how to apply for Kaulunani grants or the Friends of Hawai‘i’s Urban Forest contact Teresa Trueman-Madriaga at 808-672-3383.