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Republicans' complex health care calculations are coming down to simple math. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans to vote for a bill that aims to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act and drastically reshape the Medicaid system. McConnell's office is planning to bring the bill up for a vote next week. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has made clear that his vote is unattainable on the latest and last-ditch proposal by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana to roll back key pillars of Obamacare and convert Medicaid to a capped, block grant system. "The problem I have with this current bill is it basically keeps the Obamacare spending, keeps the Obamacare taxes — most of them — and then actually just redistributes the money from Democrat states to Republican states," Paul told NPR's Ari Shapiro on All Things Considered . "So I don't think this really fixes the problem, nor does it honor our pled..
Hawaiʻi Police Department Juvenile Aid Section, Area I Lieutenant Lucille Melemai Phone: (808) 961-2254 Report No. C17026252 [See image gallery at www.hawaiipolice.com] Media Release Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 19-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning in a kidnapping investigation involving an adult female. Police are seeking David John Erlenbach who is described as 5-feet-11-inches, 170 pounds, brown eyes and black hair and is known to wear prescription type eyeglasses. He has a Japanese symbol tattoo on his left shoulder and his date of birth tattooed in Roman numerals on his chest. Erlenbach resides in the Hilo area. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at (808) 961-2278 or via email at fetuutuunai.Amuimuia@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers num..
The new three-story Kīhei Charter School is on budget and on time for a scheduled August 2018 opening.
Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank will unveil its DA BUX – Double Up Food Bucks – program at KTA Super Stores’ Hilo locations on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. DA BUX is an incentive program for SNAP – EBT cardholders that doubles the purchase of Hawai‘i Island-grown produce while supporting local farmers through an incentivized dollar-for-dollar match. The Food Basket’s DA BUX program is supported by a $500,000 United States Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant. “DA BUX is not simply free food,” said Chelsea Takahashi, DA BUX coordinator. “It is a driver for economic development for our island. I believe infusing hundreds of thousands of dollars directly into our island’s agriculture industry can make a difference in terms of sustaining and growing small farm revenue. It also ensures more of our federal money stays circulating in our local economy.” SNAP customers at KTA Super Stores’ Puainako and downtown Hilo locations can purchase up to $20 in participating ..
Hawaiʻi Public Radio presents " First Take with Science Friday " and welcomes host Ira Flatow to his first live appearances in Hawaiʻi in the summer of 2018. Every week, Science Friday brings today’s most innovative and exciting scientists to your public radio airwaves. "First Take with Science Friday " brings those same stimulating stories to two Hawaiʻi stages. At these science-themed evening conversations, you’ll join host Ira Flatow as he interviews a local scientist—and, true to Science Friday form, you’ll be invited to ask your own questions and join the conversation. The events will be recorded for possible broadcast on future episodes of Science Friday . Join us! "First Take with Science Friday " will be held in Honolulu: Hawaii Theatre Center - Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island: Kahilu Theatre - Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Both evenings are exclusive to HPR members and tickets may be selected as a benefit of membership. Seating is reserved and
Edward James Martin of Kīhei was arrested and charged for the offense of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree.
Edward James Martin of Kīhei was arrested and charged for the offense of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree.
Maui police responded to 28 burglaries, 11 vehicle thefts and 18 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period from Sept. 10-16, 2017.
Leslie Malulani Shizue Miki, owner of Abundant Life Natural Foods (ALNF) in Hilo, will represent the business women of the County of Hawai’i on Sept. 22, 2017, as a member of a special American Business Women’s Day conference on Maui. American Business Women’s Day is a nationally recognized day set aside to honor and reflect on the contributions of the millions of women business owners and working women in the U.S. The conference is scheduled on American Business Women’s Day, which celebrates the 1949 founding date of the American Business Women’s Association and commemorates the accomplishments of more than 68 million working women across the country. “I was surprised with this invitation, as there are so many wonderful business women in Hawai’i,” said Miki. “I did have to ask how I was found and why choose me. It is exciting that I am the type of wonder women they were looking for! And I agree, I am a Wonder Woman in the business world, too,” To celebrate American Business Women’..
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 a School Resource Officer at Lokelani Intermediate School received a report that about 7:18 a.m. two female students were walking down Aliilani Place in Kihei to a bus stop on their way to school when they were approached by a black Mercedes sedan. Two males inside the Mercedes allegedly made … The post Man arrested in student kidnapping attempt in Kihei appeared first on MAUIWatch.
Welcome to Classical Pacific for Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Host: John Kalani Zak. Today, we have a very entertaining and eclectic show. We’ll hear “Symphonie Espagnole” by Edouard Lalo and “Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms, as well as enjoying a folk melody from rural China, “Splendor Night Vision.” But wait....there’s more: We’ll hear music from “Pineapple Poll” by Arthur Sullivan and we’ll hear selections from The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner. In counterpoint, we’ll hear several selections by Scott Joplin. Put on your best dancing shoes...let’s do some flapping, waltzing, and tapping. Classical Pacific airs at 3 PM Hawaii time on HPR 2 - your home for classical music. So, here’s a question and it’s not rhetorical one: What does music mean to you in your life? How and when to you listen to music? And, most important, how does it make you feel? If you have some comments about this, please let me know. Send me an email through our HPR website. I might read some of the
Laurellee Corley. HPD photo. Laurellee Corley, a 45-year-old Keaʻau woman, has been charged with several drug offenses stemming from a large seizure of black tar heroin and other drugs. Officers and detectives from the Area I Vice Section executed a search warrant on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Investigators recovered 20.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 253.7 grams of marijuana and 286.1 grams of black tar heroin. The drugs have an estimated street value just under $80,000. Also recovered at the home was over $15,000. The Hawaiian Paradise Park resident was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with second-degree promoting a dangerous drug, first-degree promoting a dangerous drug, second-degree pr omoting a detrimental drug, third-degree promoting a dangerous drug and three counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. She is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $17,575 bail pending her initial court ..
Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala.The outage will be from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely perform maintenance and upgrade equipment to improve system reliability. The affected communities are Hawi, Kapa‘au and Halaula, as well as customers along Kohala Mountain Road between mile marker 6 and mile marker 9. Customers are advised to unplug sensitive equipment prior to the outage and to keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Those who depend on medication or life support equipment should make arrangements for a back- up power supply or transportation to a facility outside the affected area. The County of Hawai‘i Department of Water Supply (DWS) recommends that residents store enough water for their use for the night. DWS will set up a temporary spigot on a fire hydrant near the Ka‘auhuhu Transfe..
Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala.The outage will be from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely perform maintenance and upgrade equipment to improve system reliability. The affected communities are Hawi, Kapa‘au and Halaula, as well as customers along Kohala Mountain Road between mile marker 6 and mile marker 9. Customers are advised to unplug sensitive equipment prior to the outage and to keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Those who depend on medication or life support equipment should make arrangements for a back- up power supply or transportation to a facility outside the affected area. The County of Hawai‘i Department of Water Supply (DWS) recommends that residents store enough water for their use for the night. DWS will set up a temporary spigot on a fire hydrant near the Ka‘auhuhu Transfe..
Hawaiʻi Island police had previously reported that a man was injured in a fire on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at approximately 6:10 p.m., at a residence located on Nahelenani Street in Volcano. The injured man was the owner of the home. He has been identified as Kris Anderson, 64, who was airlifted to the Straub Burn Center in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, Sept. 14. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. The fire Battalion Chief determined that the fire was started by children playing with matches under the structure. The victim sustained injuries while re-entering structure to check to see if any children were still in the house.
Kellie Pali had an experience many parents of young children may also share. Her daughter Aalyah was an intelligent and curious 5th grader but she was bringing home low grades and hated going to school. Pali enrolled her daughter into the Kihei Charter School and now as an 8th grader she is on the Honor … The post Free Public Kihei Charter School Set To Open In August 2018 appeared first on MAUIWatch.
The National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on O‘ahu issued a statement at 10:16 a.m. HST on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 regarding a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is not tsunami threat to Hawai‘i. Earthquake parameters: Region: Vanuatu Geographic coordinates: 18.798S, 169.095E Magnitude: 6.4 Depth: 200 km Universal Time (UTC): 20 Sep 2017 20:09:50 Time near the Epicenter: 21 Sep 2017 07:09:50 Local standard time in Hawai‘i area: 20 Sep 2017, 10:09:50 Location with respect to nearby cities: 85.2 km (52.8 mi) NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu 143.3 km (88.9 mi) SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu 302.9 km (187.8 mi) NE of Wé, New Caledonia 417.0 km (258.5 mi) SSE of Luganville, Vanuatu 462.4 km (286.7 mi) NE of Dumbéa, New Caledonia
Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and there is not tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.
Rescue crews working in silence raced Wednesday to remove a girl trapped in the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City.
Been on a full flight lately? Then you may have heard an announcement or seen an appeal posted on the monitor at the gate asking for passenger volunteers to check their bags at the gate for free. Asking for volunteers to check their bags at the gate is the airline’s response to two things. First, they know that there is likely going to be more carry-on bags than there is overhead bin space, an issue that leads to unhappy passengers and significantly slower boarding times. Second, it can also often be a sign that there’s a lot of room in the under-plane baggage area, which can contribute to weight distribution issues on the plane. Related:The Best Carry-On Bags of 2017 There’s no right or wrong answer to the question of whether you should check your bag at the gate. Sometimes, it can be a great opportunity; other times, it might slow you down. Here’s a quick guide to deciding if you should check your bag at the gate: Should You Gate Check Your Bag for Free? Are you in a later boardi..