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Interactive, hands-on solar comparison at the BIA Remodel it Right, Remodel it Green Show

Interactive, hands-on solar comparison at the BIA Remodel it Right, Remodel it Green Show

RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential solar energy systems, will have a side-by-side comparison of two roof installations at their booth in order to show the difference between conventional systems and RevoluSun’s elite installation. Show attendees will be able to explore the interactive display to discover the RevoluSun difference—installations with fewer pukas, more efficient panels, continuous wiring, better racking and superior workmanship. RevoluSun hopes that the hands-on display will educate homeowners about what quality installation should look and feel like.

Those who sign up for a free home solar energy analysis will receive a sealed Golden Ticket. A RevoluSun project developer will open the Golden Ticket during the home visit to reveal the amount of savings, which will be a discount ranging from $500 to $5,000 off of a RevoluSun solar energy system.

 

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Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Statehood Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Statehood Day Holiday

All public libraries will be closed in observance of the Statehood Day 2013 Holiday on Friday, August 16.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays – Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library – will also be closed on Saturday, August 17 to observe the holiday. 

Please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in August

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in August

The Hawaii State Library (HSL) will continue celebrating its Centennial Anniversary through December 2013.  The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913.  An historical exhibit about the Library will be featured in the First Floor Reading Room throughout the celebration.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes in the Edna Allyn Room (EAR), the Library will offer free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Upcoming highlights for August include:

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Launches First-of-its Kind Diabetes Study to Examine Health Disparities

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Launches First-of-its Kind Diabetes Study to Examine Health Disparities
Study to Specify Disease Impacts in 10 Distinct Ethnic and Mixed Race Groups

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has launched an innovative $1.5-million, three-year study that will provide valuable new information on the prevalence of diabetes and the factors contributing to differences in outcomes among specific population groups of Asians, Pacific Islanders and mixed race individuals.

Led by Dr. Beth Waitzfelder, Ph.D., a sociologist with Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research Hawaii, the study is unique in that – for the first time – diabetes will be studied and key differences identified among 10 distinct population groups living in Hawaii: Japanese; Chinese; Filipino; Hawaiian; Samoan; mixed Asian-Caucasian; mixed Asian-Hawaiian; mixed Hawaiian-Caucasian; and mixed Asian-Hawaiian-Caucasian. A Caucasian-only group will also be included for comparison purposes.

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Argument escalates; man stabbed in the leg

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A man was arrested early Sunday morning for assault in the second degree after an argument escalated.

22-year-old Andrew K. Kamealoha was arrested near a liquor establishment at the intersection of Piikoi Street and Young Street after two groups of men got into an argument just before 3 a.m.

Kamealoha reportedly stabbed another 22-year-old man in the leg with a knife.

The man's friends took the victim to a medical facility while the other group fled the area.

Kamealoha was subsequently arrested by patrol units. Officials say the case is pending further investigation. 

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Governor to announce Hawaii Fashion Month

HONOLULU (AP) - Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to declare October fashion month in Hawaii starting this year.

Hawaii Fashion Month will feature multiple fashion shows and other events including a presentation highlighting the link between film and fashion.

The month will end with the Governor's Fashion Awards.

The focus will be on bringing Hawaii's fashion community together to learn, showcase, sell and connect.

Abercrombie will officially announce Hawaii Fashion Month on Tuesday together with state officials and representatives from Hawaii Fashion Incubator, an organization that promotes Hawaii fashion as art and industry.

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Local organizations host internships for young island innovators

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- From creating hydrophobic surfaces for surfers to gunshot sound blocking earplugs for the U.S. Marines, college students created summer projects through Oceanit's internship program and presented their creations in front of a panel of experts.

"I really enjoyed the internship program," Bobby Izuta, who created the gunshot earplugs, said. "It allows me to apply this knowledge I gained in school and see how it applies in the real world but it also has given me a lot of new skills."

This is Izuta's second year in the program.

Amy Chang, a grad student in bioengineering at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, is in her first year and created a hydrophobic steel surface that could help surfers in the water.

"If they're hydrophobic and they repel water really well, then it will decrease the resistance as you're cutting through water on your surfboard," Chang said.