Archive for October, 2012

Burglars Hit Hilo During Tsunami Evacuation

Big Island police are investigating several break-ins that took place in the Keaukaha area of Hilo during the tsunami evacuation Saturday night (October 27). Eight residential burglaries were reported on Kalanianaʻole Avenue. Police are investigating each one as a “burglary of a dwelling during a civil defense emergency,” which is a Class A felony punishable...
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Bitcoin Foundation Aims to Standardize and Protect Digital Currency

First released in 2009, Bitcoins are a decentralized peer-to-peer digital currency. They are not issued by a central bank, like most other currencies, nor are transactions routed through a central processor. Instead, payments are routed through a global network of encrypted communications which makes sure that Bitcoins are not being created out of thin air. Decentralization has...
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Tsunami Warning For All Hawaiian Islands

A Tsunami Warning has been issued for all Hawaiian Islands by the Hawaii Department of Emergency Management. In earlier warning said there was no threat to Hawaii, but the new warning issued will remain in effect until 7pm on Sunday. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands area, off the coast of British Columbia in Canada. The...
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NWS issues High Surf Advisory for Hawaiian Islands

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for north and west-facing shores of Hawaii. A large northwest swell will produce hazardous surf along the north and west facing shorelines of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai, and for north-facing shores on Maui. Surf is expected to peak in the early hours of...
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Hawaii Police Snare 9 in Marijuana Bust

A tip led to the arrest of nine individuals last week at the scene of an indoor marijuana-growing site in Puna, which police believe is part of a larger drug distribution operation. After receiving numerous tips, police investigation resulted in a search warrant at three adjacent properties on Tiki Lane in the Ainaloa subdivision on...
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