Join Jen Literature Dropping

Details: We'll hang literature on registered voters doors knobs and gates. Thursday, July 21 from 10am-12pm at Keaau Ag Lots (meet at front lawn across from KAM school look for yard signs) Friday, July 22 , 10am-12pm at Pacific Paradise Garden (meet on Ana road, the main road, look for cars and Ruggles signs)…

Puna Candidate Forum- Malama O Puna

Malama O Puna hosted the 2nd Hawaii County Council Forum Thursday, July 14th in Pahoa. Hawaii County Council candidates Jen Ruggles and Danny Paleka answered questions. Ruggles and Paleka are the only 2 candidates for the district 5 Puna race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfQIrdTOZrI All questions asked by the moderator were worded in a…

Rally For Ruggles July 22

Rally For Ruggles- a fundraiser for Hawaii County Council Candidate Jen Ruggles Friday, July 22, 6-9pm, The Eagles Lodge, Keaau (click here for directions) Help us celebrate Jen's candidacy. Local favorite JPGS will be playing good music and Jen's family will be cooking up chili and rice. Please purchase tickets…

Puna Candidate Forum Thursday

Malama O Puna Hosts Hawaii County Council District 5 Forum Thursday Puna Candidates Jen Ruggles, Danny Paleka, Madie Green, and Eileen Ohara meet to discuss issues of Puna. This Thursday, July 14 at 5:30pm the non-profit organization Malama O Puna will host a candidate forum at the Pahoa Community Center. This…

Ruggles and Paleka: 1st Debate

Hawaii County Council District 5 Candidates Jen Ruggles and Danny Paleka First Debate Hawaii County Council Candidates Jen Ruggles and Danny Paleka had their first debate at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science on June 23, 2016. The debate lasted approximately 30 minutes. The moderator gave Ruggles and Paleka an…

Puna Homeowners Association Conference

Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center is pleased to announce the 2016 PUNA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE "Tools for Success" Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kea'au High School Free (pre-registration required) This unique event allows interested Puna Homeowners Associations (HOA) to exchange ideas and gain knowledge in three concurrent sessions on Board…

Ruggles and Paleka: 1st Debate

Hawaii County Council Candidates Jen Ruggles and Danny Paleka had their first debate at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science on June 23, 2016. The debate lasted approximately 30 minutes. The moderator gave each candidate an opportunity to open, and then choose 2 questions from the board that members of…

Fight Dengue and Zika Locally

Hawaii has been recently plagued with 2 major mosquito born viruses. Let's fight Dengue and Zika locally. Mosquito-borne diseases kill 1 million people a year globally, debilitating hundreds of millions more. Dengue fever, the fastest-growing mosquito-borne disease in the world, affects 400 million people every year and kills 25,000. The Zika…

The Four Month Mosquito Trap

The Four Month Trap Fight Dengue and Zika with The Four Month Trap Shared with permission from Van Eden from Hawaii Dengue Awareness. Most mosquito traps, including the commercial TrapNKill, need frequent replacement or refreshing. This new experimental design uses a three or five gallon bucket and lasts four months – the only…

Candidate Forum in Pahoa

Monday, 6/20/16 The Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences (HAAS) in Pahoa will be hosting 2 candidate forums this week. The first forum will be today from 5:30-8pm. Candidates for Puna's Senate District 2 seat. Candidates Frederick Fogel, Greggor Ilagan, and incumbant Russell Ruderman will attend. Hawaii House District 4 candidates Luana…

Support for Community Associations

Most of Puna's roads and infrastructure are in the hands of our community associations. Associations are the foundation of our community and deserve more support and more resources. I am so pleased that Hawai‘i Island United Way, the County, and other generous sponsors are setting precedence for productive and effective solutions for…

Big Island Minute

The Big Island Minute, is idea initiated by Hilo Attorney Steven Strauss at the 2016 Democratic Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Residents of Big Island along with neighbor islanders joined us in the front of the convention. Each participant had 1 minute to speak on whatever topic he/she wanted to talk…

Door-to-Door with Jen Ruggles By AMUR

Here are my insights on Jen Ruggles and going door to door with her. Meeting people (her constituents), seeing where and how they live, and experiencing Jen campaigning, were so worthwhile. The people We get to meet different kinds of people. There are the cynical (have you seen the Matrix?); the doomsday guy…

Hawaii Tribune Herald: 4/11/16: UH Hilo Audit

Exerpt from "Lawsuit takes aim at HCC student fees" 4/11/16 By KIRSTEN JOHNSON Hawaii Tribune-Herald Full article here: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/lawsuit-takes-aim-hcc-student-fees   • • • A current University of Hawaii at Hilo student is also questioning her school’s finances. The student, junior Jennifer Ruggles, teamed up with Puna state Sen. Russell Ruderman after…

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death

Introduction and links from CTHAR A newly identified disease has killed large numbers of mature ʻōhiʻa trees (Metrosideros polymorpha) in forests and residential areas of the Puna and Hilo Districts of Hawaiʻi Island. Landowners have observed that when previously healthy-looking trees begin to exhibit symptoms they typically die within a…