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Long Live Kaho‘olawe: Restoring the Former Military Bombing Site Off the Coast of Maui

Twenty years after the bombing stopped, Kaho‘olawe sets a path for the future
2020.02.04 06:57 PM

O‘ahu in 2000: UH Football Coach June Jones Was Named Islander of the Year

He turned down a job with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers to head up a UH team.
2020.01.30 06:03 PM

Jon Matsubara Serves “Refined Grinds” at One of Honolulu’s Hottest New Restaurants

Now, chef Jon Matsubara is in the kitchen of one of the most buzzable new eateries in town—and it’s finally his.
2020.01.29 03:56 PM

Entomologist Cynthia King is Tasked With Protecting Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity

She started the first state insectary, established to propagate native rare invertebrates and other of Hawai‘i’s smallest and most overlooked species, including our state insect, the Kamehameha butterfly.
2020.01.21 07:54 PM

Can Telemedicine Save the Medical Care Crisis in Hawai‘i?

All ideas are on the table, including shorter and less rigorous training for some doctors. But time and money are running out.
2020.01.10 07:44 PM

Thermal Stress, Skeeters and Salmonella: Hawai‘i’s 2020 Health Forecast

Health Department director Bruce Anderson on what climate change could have in store for us.
2020.01.09 11:04 AM

Queen Kapi‘olani’s Coronation Gown Has Been Recreated in Time for the Anniversary of the Royal Event

Fit for a queen.
2020.01.02 04:31 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

How the Conflict Over the Thirty Meter Telescope Has Reawakened a More-Than-Century-Old Battle

It’s the largest movement since Native Hawaiians rallied to fight the military bombing of Kaho‘olawe in the 1970s.
2019.12.27 12:27 PM

Video: How We Told the Life Stories of 17 Nisei Veterans in Hawai‘i

The HONOLULU team spent five months interviewing and photographing 17 nisei veterans for the December cover story, “Soldiering On.”
2019.12.23 05:30 PM

Remembering the Nisei Veteran in My Family

Sometimes you need a little (or big) push to remember what’s important.
2019.12.23 07:00 AM

John John Florence Is Going to the Olympics—Even After Gabriel Medina Ended His Comeback at the Billabong Pipe Masters

John John Florence edges rival Kelly Slater for the last U.S. Olympic berth. He joins fellow local Carissa Moore on the squad.
2019.12.19 04:36 PM