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What It’s Like Being a Server Who Lost Her Job During the Pandemic

Mariana Lárez Matheus was laid off in mid-March, right before restaurants were ordered to close dine-in services.
2020.06.16 01:31 PM

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

What It’s Like Being a Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant During a Pandemic

Even with the drastic decrease in visitors to the Islands, flights continue.
2020.06.09 12:00 PM

“This Is It, I’m Going to Die. Mom, Help.”

After Jayson Harper graduated from Kaiser High School, he was eager to make his mark in New York. But soon, an encounter with police taught him instead to be invisible.
2020.06.09 07:00 AM

Watch as Thousands Protest in Downtown Honolulu in Support of Black Lives Matter

A week of demonstrations against police brutality, systemic racism and a call for justice for George Floyd resulted in a reported 10,000 people protesting at the Hawai‘i State Capitol on Saturday, June 6.
2020.06.08 02:54 PM

Hawai‘i Artists Donate Proceeds From Sales to Black Lives Matter Initiatives

Buy artwork by local artists for a limited time, and 100% of proceeds will go to a nonprofit or charity that stands up for human equality and justice for all.
2020.06.02 02:20 PM

Hawai‘i High School Senior Talks About Life and Graduation During a Pandemic

One of Wai‘anae High School’s valedictorians shares the moment when the pandemic became very real to her and her classmates.
2020.05.22 04:15 PM

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

A Google Doodle Celebrates the Life of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

The late Hawaiian musician, best known for his rendition of “Over the Rainbow,” was featured on Wednesday’s Google homepage in an animated video.
2020.05.20 07:50 PM

A Young Hometown Hero Helps Waimea Farmers

An eighth grader turns his passion into a kōkua project that strengthens his community during a crisis.
2020.05.14 07:00 AM

Meet the Model: Hawai‘i’s Neka Lanoza

After taking the L.A. scene by storm, the local model-on-the-rise is back home pursuing one of her greatest passions. She spills about making a difference, her gasp-worthy TV moments and what’s next for her in fashion.
2020.05.13 07:34 PM

A Sweet 4-Year-Old Shoutout, Menehune Magic and Dreamy Deliveries

Each week HONOLULU magazine readers and staff show aloha for small acts of kindness.
2020.05.11 12:00 PM