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HONOLULU Magazine Remembers the Decade That Was: Hawai‘i Through the 2010s

Goodbye 2010s. Hello to the next roaring ’20s!
2019.12.31 12:46 PM

17 Nisei Veterans Share Stories of the Lives They Built in Hawai‘i After World War II

They’re our everyday heroes in plain clothes—the revered second-generation Japanese American veterans of World War II. Fewer than 250 Hawai‘i nisei vets are known to be alive today in Hawai‘i. And the war is just part of their life stories.
2019.12.31 10:00 AM

Meet the People Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Nēnē

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered bird.
2019.12.09 03:10 PM

Will These 4 Hawaiian Traditions Disappear Forever?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hopes to bolster ancient cultural traditions with a soon-to-be-released directory of artists, instructors and experts. Meet four of those practitioners who are fighting to keep their ancient arts alive.
2019.12.05 05:03 PM

After 71 Years in Business, Family-Run Foodland is Swinging for the Fences

Changes are happening across Foodland’s 33 stores, some gradual and subtle, others over the top. And there’s more coming.
2019.10.29 04:22 PM

The Hawai‘i Writer’s Life

Yes, lucky we live Hawai‘i, the only state with its own regional literature. But, lately, it’s only gotten harder to make a go of it for our diverse, dedicated and ink-stained scribbling class.
2019.10.25 03:47 PM

Divided Over TMT: We Take a Look at Where Things Stand and How We Got Here

With tensions running high and a weeks-long standoff now stretching into its third month, no one seems to be able to predict what will happen next on Maunakea. Will the state or the protectors back down? Or will the Thirty Meter Telescope bow out? We take a look at where things stand and how we got here.
2019.10.17 06:26 PM

In Transition: Hawai‘i’s Transgender Teens

Here is how Hawai‘i is succeeding, and struggling, when it comes to supporting students in transition.
2019.10.15 06:14 PM

Back Story: Upheaval at the Hawaiian Humane Society

It’s been a tumultuous few years for the 135-year-old organization, stunned by the departure of 62 employees and the CEO’s resignation. With a new CEO in place, we look back at the issues that rocked leadership.
2019.08.31 07:00 AM

Small-Kine Homes: How 4 Local Families Make the Most of Little Spaces in Hawai‘i

Locally, making do with fewer square feet has long been a fact of life for Hawai‘i families.
2019.06.14 05:03 PM

Towers of Power: We Try These Madly, Truly, Romantic Seafood Towers

Who has the best seafood tower on O‘ahu?
2019.06.13 05:13 PM

This Local Radio Show is Beaming Vintage Hawaiian Music Across the Globe

Hawai‘i radio icon Harry B. Soria jr.’s long-running show, “Territorial Airwaves,” is inspiring new recordings.
2019.06.13 03:25 PM