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New Aiea Public Library Scheduled to Open in July; Original Library Closes on June 7

New Aiea Public Library Scheduled to Open in July; Original Library Closes on June 7

The new Aiea Public Library, located on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill at 99-374 Pohai Place, is scheduled to open in July 2014.  The original Library, located at 99-143 Moanalua Road, will close its doors and bookdrop for the last time on Saturday, June 7 at 5 p.m.  Patrons must return borrowed items to other public libraries.  

Patrons must designate alternate pick-up sites for pending requests prior to the closure.  The deadline to pick up requested items already on the hold shelf at Aiea Public Library is Thursday, June 5.

Patrons may log-on to the HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org to:

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Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens Helps Drive Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Walgreens stores throughout Hawai‘i are partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to accept donations on the nonprofits’ behalf throughout the month of June. Stores will be accepting donations at check out and one hundred percent of all donations will stay in the islands to help support local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

“One of the great things about partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i is the knowledge that 100 percent of the donations we collect will stay right here in Hawai‘i to support our local athletes,” said Scott Sutton, Walgreens Hawai‘i district manager. “Special Olympics mission of serving the Hawai‘i community and helping to keep them ‘happy and healthy’ is very much in line with Walgreens own values and we are proud to support their work by collecting donations throughout the month of June.”

Walgreens has 12 stores and six pharmacies across the state that will be accepting donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. They include:

Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

 Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

Over 1,000 runners, 300 traveling from Japan, participated in the second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival at Kapiolani Park on Sunday, June 1. The first place six-member team was Team Hawaii Sport Jaco Rehab, crossing the finish line in just under 2.5 hours to win the grand prize of round-trip airfare to Japan for the entire team, courtesy of lead sponsor Hawaiian Airlines. Other participants included Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Japan Consul General Toyei Shigeeda and Hawaii News Now: Sunrise weather anchor Dan Cooke. They joined student teams, corporate groups, military members and family teams on the 26.2-mile course, split into 6 legs, from Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach and back. Team members passed a sash embedded with a microchip as each completed one or more legs of the relay-style race.

HUGS GALA RAISES NEARLY $200,000 FOR HAWAII’S SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

HUGS GALA RAISES NEARLY $200,000 FOR HAWAII’S  SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

HONOLULU – HUGS, a local non-profit that services Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families, held its annual fundraiser, the HUGS Love Gala on Saturday, May 3 at Pomaika’i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery in Iwilei. HUGS would like to extend a huge mahalo to those who made the event such a great success.  The event generated more than $180,000 that will be used to offer HUGS wide range of programs helping families with seriously ill children. 

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Aaron Horton as a document control engineer on the Honolulu Rail maintenance and storage facility (MSF) project. When completed, the MSF will include an operations building, a train wash facility and two maintenance buildings located near Leeward Community College.

In his new role, Horton will oversee the control and release of engineering documents and records to manufacturing and other operating departments for the MSF project. His duties also include managing changes to engineering documents and maintaining database and record updates.

Moanalua Road reopened after HECO crews repair downed pole

Photo courtesy: Mitch Gowen

MOANALUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Moanalua Road is reopened after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole early Saturday morning in the Aiea area.  

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support

Survivors of Child Sex Abuse need Governor’s support
Access to justice rests with Governor Abercrombie Victims statewide, including those from recent case against local dojo will not be able to seek justice if Senate and House bills are not allowed to become law **Please note Dropbox link to images and media materials at end of news release for use in reporting story** HONOLULU – A convicted pedophile's former students are among the many child sexual abuse survivors waiting to seek justice under pending legislation. If the Governor allows SB2687 to become law, the deadline for child abuse survivors to file claims will be extended to assure victims still coming forward have access to the courts, after a similar law expired on April 24, 2014. "Child sexual abuse survivors live in shame and fear for many years before they are able to confront their abuser, if ever," explained attorney Randall Rosenberg, Esq., of Rosenberg & McKay.