Governor releases $5M in funds for 2 school projects
HONOLULU - Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released nearly $5 million for school projects on Molokai and Maui.
For the Molokai project, the governor authorized the release of $2.75 million for a new waterline at Kualapu'u Elementary School.
State Rep. Mele Carroll, whose district includes Molokai, said she and state Sen. J. Kalani English worked to secure the appropriation for the design and construction of a new waterline for fire suppression, ground and site improvements.
The current line is in poor condition and does not provide enough water to fight fires, said Keith DeMello, communications manager for the governor.
Carroll said the funding was a "major step in our continued school maintenance initiatives."
For the Maui project, Abercrombie released $2.2 million for additional design funds and for the completion of an environmental assessment for an auditorium at King Kekaulike High School.
Attorneys at legal clinic to help with info and referrals
KAHULUI - Volunteer attorneys will staff a legal clinic to help people with legal information and referrals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Mall.
The clinic is among statewide activities hosted by the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association as part of Law Week. The annual event is meant to provide the public with access to and knowledge of the legal system.
Man, 61, found at bottom of gulch airlifted to safety
KAUNAKAKAI - A 61-year-old man was airlifted to safety Tuesday after he was found at the bottom of a gulch at Makapupaia trail in central Molokai, a fire official said.
Kaunakakai firefighters and a fire rescue crew aboard the Fire Department's Air One helicopter responded to the 11:30 a.m. call for help because of the man's unknown medical issues, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
After the man was located, he was flown to One Alii Park, then taken by ambulance to Molokai General Hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition.
Sustainability meeting to host two council members
PUKALANI - Council Members Gladys Baisa and Mike White will appear at an informal, moderated conversation at Upcountry Sustainability's meeting Monday in the Pukalani Community Center's Pool Room.
The council members, who hold the residency seats for Upcountry, will be on hand to answer questions, discuss ideas and share their own front-burner issues.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 573-9260.