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Environment

Former Hurricane Fernanda Made Hawaii Humid

King Mika Jul 24, 2017
Win-lose. The remnants of Fernanda (that was once a category 4 hurricane) is causing moderately muggy conditions throughout the state of Hawaii. The heat index in my office peaked at 96 degrees Fahrenheit (the air temperature was 89 degrees with a humidity of…
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Living

USPS Regional Origin Facility Location in Hawaii

King Mika Jul 17, 2017
Question: How many USPS Regional Origin Facilities are located in Hawaii? Answer: One. The only facility is located in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. Notes: Most USPS shipments that doesn't leave the state of Hawaii will need to be first processed in the…
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Blog

Senior Citizen Buys Over 20 Containers of Ice Cream

King Mika Jul 12, 2017
Plans to come back for more. Hawaii is getting close to their hottest months (August and September), and some residents are preparing to deal with the heat. One senior citizen went as far as stocking up on over twenty 1.5 quart containers of ice cream. That's…
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Will 2017 Bring Hawaii Their First Normal Summer Since 2013?

King Mika Jul 11, 2017
Early data suggests... Although Hawaii has yet to experience their hottest months (August and September), their first three weeks of summer was mild. The increased cloud cover and trade winds due to ENSO (El Niño–Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions, is…
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Six Vehicles Drove Through a Red Light Today

King Mika Jul 10, 2017
Sets a new record for that route. I witnessed a whopping six vehicles drive through a red traffic light over the course of a short 4 mile trip today in Hilo, Hawaii. One of those drivers speed through the red light, and drove on the opposite lane while…
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Education

The 2017-18 Hawaii School Calendar Isn't Ideal

King Mika May 27, 2017
Different year. Same topic. The 2016-17 school year concluded yesterday for public schools in Hawaii. Students was given a whopping 72 consecutive days off until the next school year starts. I evaluated the 2017-18 public school calendar, and as always...…
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Living

Three-Year-Old Plays on the Road at 2 AM

King Mika May 07, 2017
Because she thinks the road is a playground? Substance abuse continues to wreak havoc on the population in Hawaii, and the situation poses an ongoing challenge for everyone else. A mother who appears to have suffered from permanent damage to her brain from…
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Man Intimidates Woman at Hilo Book Sale

King Mika May 01, 2017
✔ Quality book. ✔ Argument. I always find treasure at the biannual Hilo Public Library book sale. I also always witness some of the most ignorant people on the island. At the Spring 2017 book sale, I witnessed a man and a woman argue to each other by the…
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Environment

Hawaii Experienced Record Breaking Heat, Cold & Rain

King Mika May 01, 2017
1954.1966.1995.2017. An upper level disturbance caused both record breaking heat, cold, and rain this past weekend: Hilo reached 89 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, April 29, 2017 (10 degrees hotter than normal). This breaks the old record of 86 degrees set in…
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Hawaii's Golden Plovers Arrives in the Arctic Tundra

King Mika Apr 26, 2017
After a favorable migrating condition. Every male Pacific golden plover that I observe in my neighborhood left Hawaii at about midday on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. An area of low pressure to the north of Hawaii offered that flock a favorable migrating…
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Entertainment

Hawaii Scalpers Sold Over 70 Nintendo Switch Units

King Mika Apr 03, 2017
Here's the main reason why you can't find that console in stores. Scalpers in Hawaii have sold over 70 Nintendo Switch units on a popular auction website during that consoles launch month (March 3 to April 3, 2017). That's a low blow considering: The Nintendo…
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Politics

Travel Ban Supporters Wants to Boycott Hawaii

King Mika Mar 16, 2017
And Hawaii seems pretty okay with it. A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide block against President Trump's new travel ban yesterday, and opponents wants to #BoycottHawaii. The new travel ban would have barred the issuance of new visas to citizens of…
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Live Blogging Teenage Drug Dealers

King Mika Mar 13, 2017
Warning: Do not try to do live blog drug dealers. The teenage drug dealers in Hawaii are about as dumb as a rock. The police simply needs to hide in random bushes to catch those dingbats in action. I caught a couple of those dingbats just looking out a window…
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Health

ObamaCare Replacement Will Leave 24 Million People Uninsured

King Mika Mar 13, 2017
Number is much larger than previously projected by analysts. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday projected 14 million people will be uninsured in 2018 under President Trump's proposed ObamaCare replacement bill. That number will grow to 24 million…
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My Houseplants: The Active Growing Season is Here

King Mika Mar 06, 2017
Spring is starting early this year. It's that time of the year when a few of my houseplants gives me subtle clues that it's ready for the active season; for example, a few large leaves started growing on my breynia disticha (snow bush), and a new leaf is…

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