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Kaiser Permanente Expands Access to Physician Care

Kaiser Permanente Expands Access to Physician Care

Specialist in Urology Joins the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group 

HONOLULU, HI – May 2, 2013 – Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that Howard Jung, MD, a urologist, has joined the over 500 physicians and providers of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), the state’s largest multi-specialty medical group, providing comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 227,000-plus members.

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Luce Foundation Partners With Linguists To Save Endangered Languages

Luce Foundation Partners With Linguists To Save Endangered Languages

THE WORLD - The world is experiencing an alarmingly accelerated rate of language extinction. It is predicted that at least fifty percent of languages will not survive this century. Every time a language disappears without documentation, we experience a monumental loss of scientific and human information.

In order to help stem this linguistic and cultural crisis, the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded $160,000 to the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences for research on endangered languages in China and mainland Southeast Asia for the Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat).

Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to Shed Light on the Benefit of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar is partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to bring light to the nonprofit’s work helping local athletes with intellectual disabilities. The company has committed to donating a matching fund of up to $100,000 to Special Olympics Hawai‘i in 2013.

Additionally, through July 31, 2013, Waterhouse Solar – a privately funded company which installs residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in the State of Hawai‘i – will donate $500 for every residential system sold across O‘ahu, and even more for commercial systems. Waterhouse Solar is also giving back to residents who benefit for a $1,000 discount off the cost of their solar system during the promotion period.

Ward Centers Puts the Spotlight on Mom at Discover Kaka‘ako, May 11

Ward Centers Puts the Spotlight on Mom  at Discover Kaka‘ako, May 11

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Ward Centers’ Discover Kakaʻako event will be blossoming with love and appreciation for the women that mean the most. From 5-9 p.m., kama‘āina and visitors alike can celebrate all mothers, grandmothers, and moms-to-be with fashion, food, entertainment, keiki-friendly activities, and more. Additionally, the first 200 people to show they “like” Ward Centers on Facebook at the Discover Kakaʻako information tent will receive a Ward Centers swag bag filled with goodies from Ward Centers merchants.

Half-y Hour is also back, helping superwomen take the night off to enjoy a fashionable 50 percent off at participating Ward Centers merchants  paired with delicious cocktail samples. Shoppers can stop by the Discover Kakaʻako information tent to pick up a coupon sheet and map, which guides them to all the fashion-infused fun. Shoppers must provide an I.D. and be 21 and over to participate in alcohol sampling.

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Flood Watch issued for Oahu and Maui

Source: Google Maps

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.

A slow-moving front will pass over Oahu and Maui County through tonight.

The front will combine with a vigorous upper trough to bring the threat of widespread heavy rain that could result in flash flooding. The primary threat on Oahu will be through this evening, with the threat of heavy rain persisting through early Monday over Maui County.

The rain will be widespread, and will affect both the upper and lower elevations. The heavy rain will also fall over urban areas in the lower elevations, which will be more susceptible to flooding problems.

Stay with HawaiiNewsNow.com for the latest updates you can also check out our Interactive radar.

Kayaker discovers body in water off Sand Island

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Honolulu Firefighters pulled a man's body out of the water near Sand Island Thursday, and an investigation is underway to determine who he is and how he died.  

A kayaker found the body at 10:30 a.m. off the Keehi Boat Ramp near the Marine Education Center, HFD spokesperson Capt. Terry Seelig says.

The Medical Examiner's office has asked for the public's help with identifying the man and released the following description:

AAA: Hawaii gas prices dropping

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Local gas prices declined in many areas over the last week,
according
to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

The
Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.34 per gallon, which is two
cents less than last week, four cents less than last month and 24 cents less
than on this day last year.

Honolulu's
average price is $4.24 a gallon for regular unleaded, down three cents since
last week, seven cents less than last month and down 20 cents from a year ago.

In
Hilo, the average gas price is $4.34 per gallon, which is three cents less than
last week, a penny less than last month and 39 cents less than this time a year
ago.