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Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii Theatre each receive $5,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawaii Theatre each receive $5,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $5,000 each to the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii Theatre.  The donations which total $10,000 are in support of local visual and performing arts.

The Honolulu Museum of Art, formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts, was founded in 1927 and is Hawaii’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and teaching of the visual arts, and the presentation of exhibitions, films and videos, performing arts, and public programs specifically relevant to Hawaii’s ethnically diverse community.

The Hawaii Theatre opened in 1922 and is dedicated to providing arts education to Hawaii’s youth, promote the revitalization of downtown Honolulu and stimulate nightlife while enhancing the overall quality of life in Honolulu.

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Geobunga launches “Geo To Go” on-site consultation and design service

Geobunga launches “Geo To Go” on-site consultation and design service
Helping businesses and residents realize the potential of their outdoor space HONOLULU – www.Geobunga.com – Geobunga, Hawaii’s best resource for homeowners, contractors, landscape designers and green thumbs of all ages looking to enhance their outdoor experience, announced today the launch of its new on-site consultation and design service GEO TO GO.

Hawaii Kai man charged in samurai sword incident

HONOLULU (AP) - A 27-year-old Hawaii Kai man is accused of threatening a man and a woman with samurai swords.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports James Kaumeheiwa is charged with terroristic threatening.

Police say he was arguing with a 55-year-old man Wednesday in a Hawaii Kai home. Kaumeheiwa allegedly threatened the man and a 73-year-old woman with two samurai swords.

He is being held on $30,000 bail and was on his way to court Friday morning.

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Security Guard Certification Extension

Security guards who have not yet been certified have until Sunday to complete their application.

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will open their doors on the weekend to accommodate any last minute applicants.

Here are the locations and office hours to complete your application:

OAHU – 335 Merchant Street, Room 100, Honolulu, HI, 586-3000

Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

MAUI – 70 E. Kaahumanu Avenue, Unit B-9, Kahului, Maui, 808-873-8246

Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. – noon

Sunday, June 30 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KAUAI – 3060 Eiwa Street, Suite 204, Lihue, Kauai, 808-274-3200

Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 – 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Cars Cost Less At Cutter!
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Providing a smile you are sure to love

Crews repair 24-inch main break in Kahala

Photo Source: Kevin Miyakawa

KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- [Update 3:30 p.m. on Friday]

Repair crews have finished replacing a section of a  24-inch water main in Kahala that broke Thursday morning.

Kahala Avenue near Waialae Beach Park is still being contraflowed and special duty police officers are still assisting with traffic while temporary road repairs are done. The Board of Water Supply expects the roadway to be completely reopened by 7 p.m.

[Update 4:20 a.m. on Friday]

Fighting Financial Abuse

Fighting Financial Abuse

The frustrations of financial abuse for the elderly received help from the Governor today.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 102 to amend a section in the Hawai`i Revised Statutes relating to the reporting of elderly financial abuse. The most significant change is for financial institutions to report possible abuse to state human services as well as county police. The original statute required reports only to human services. Immediately after receiving a report, police must begin a criminal investigation.

"It's gonna fill a gap that's really needed," Honolulu Police Department Lieutenant John McCarthy said. "We're seeing an explosion in elder financial fraud cases. It's really sad because these people lose real dollars. There's no one to replace it. There's nowhere to replace it. We have to get out to these complaints immediately to try and track the money and save or recover what's there."

"WE'RE SEEING IT EVERYWHERE"

Tracy Adams Named Member of the Year

Tracy Adams Named Member of the Year

Tracy Adams, Hawaii Representative for Leading Insurance Services was awarded the Member of the Year Award by the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) at their annual awards and recognition luncheon.  The award recognizes the individual who significantly contributed to the goals of HAIP.  Adams was chosen for her service as immediate past president of the association, regional conference co-chair and webmaster and for her support of various committees and activities both at the local and regional level.  She also assisted with community service projects.