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Lecturer Fanny W. Krause Travels North America to Teach People About the Hawaiian Islands

In 2015, Japanese people made up a large percentage of Hawai‘i’s population, despite 1907’s informal agreement between the two countries to stop allowing immigration to the U.S. (including Hawai‘i).
2020.08.13 01:31 PM

“Honolulu Never Forgets Memorial Day”

A parade, speeches, and performances by the Kamehameha Glee Club and the Kamehameha Girls’ Glee Club were featured at ceremonies held across town in 1915.
2020.07.30 07:00 AM

The Success of Maui-Born Sumo Wrestler Jesse Kuhaulua

Kuhaulua set records for longevity and made his mark as the first non-Japanese wrestler to reach the sumo rank of sekiwake.
2020.07.23 01:21 PM

Our Interview With Louis Kealoha 9 Years Before He and Katherine Kealoha Are Found Guilty

In 2010, prosecutors find that the pair had been abusing their power nearly from the get-go.
2020.07.16 12:00 PM

Dan Akaka Became the First Native Hawaiian Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1990

Ahead of the July candidate filing deadline, Dan Boylan reflects on the pivotal U.S. Senate race between Democrat Dan Akaka and Republican Pat Saiki, following the death of Spark Matsunaga.
2020.07.09 07:00 AM

The 50th Star on the U.S. Flag Debuts on July 4, 1960

And new stamps went on sale at the post office in Honolulu that same day.
2020.07.02 09:00 AM

40-Foot Lava Fountains Sent Kapoho Families Fleeing to a Shelter at Pāhoa School

Lacking English, he manages a graphic appeal in sign language. “The food is good. The bed is warm. The shelter is nearer home.”
2020.06.11 07:00 AM

“I Want to Go Back to My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawai‘i”

The shack now only exists in photographs.
2020.06.04 07:00 AM

Patsy Mink Was Already in the Political Vanguard When We Interviewed Her in 1985

Before Clinton, Gabbard, Klobuchar and Warren, there was Mink.
2020.05.21 09:35 PM

O‘ahu in 1995: Nineties Spring Fashion in Hawai‘i

A cherry red convertible sets the tone for 1995’s “Spring Into Color” fashion section.
2020.03.19 07:00 AM

O‘ahu in 1950: Visitors Could Once Enjoy Staying in Hawai‘i for 10 Dollars a Day

Finding affordable accommodations in the Islands for teachers and out-of-state students isn’t a new problem, it seems.
2020.03.12 07:00 AM

HONOLULU Looks Back at the 1955 Narcissus Festival

“One of Hawai‘i’s most colorful events.”
2020.02.13 07:00 AM