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Quote Unquote: Mililani Quarterback McKenzie Milton is an East Coast MVP

Meet Mililani High football star McKenzie Milton, who gained nationwide attention as the quarterback for the undefeated University of Central Florida Knights.
2018.05.07 08:00 AM

Can Hawai‘i’s Latest Schools Superintendent Reform Our Public Schools?

After heading two very different school systems that each faced controversy, New York native Christina Kishimoto sees reason to believe Hawai‘i’s much-maligned public schools can adopt innovative school reform that helps students succeed.
2018.04.23 08:55 AM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being CEO of the Humane Society—With Cat Allergies

Lisa Fowler, who has worked full-time at the Hawaiian Humane Society for seven years, took the helm of the organization after longtime CEO Pamela Burns died last September.
2018.04.10 08:55 AM

Veteran Hawai‘i Lawmaker Mazie Hirono is Officially Running for U.S. Senate

Hirono, who has been vocal about her opposition to President Donald Trump, is seeking re-election for a second term.
2018.04.04 03:34 PM

One to Watch: Hawai‘i Architect Deirdre Stearns

For this stylish local architect, the best designs are bold, beautiful and about making the world a better place.
2018.04.03 01:42 PM

Quote Unquote: Why You Should Check Out HIFF (Even if You Already Have Netflix)

Hired in 2017 as the new executive director of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, Beckie Stocchetti oversees a year-round three-ring celluloid circus, with co-directors of programming Anderson Le and Anna Page.
2018.03.22 08:55 AM

Meet the Inspiring Woman Behind the Dishes That Whisk You Away at Fête

Any way you slice it, chef Robynne Mai‘i is talented, creative and beautiful (we have the pictures to prove it). Here, she dishes about the amazing ladies who have influenced her life, her favorite food to make and eat, and her go-to Zippy’s order that she goes bananas for.
2018.03.21 11:32 AM

These Two Local Gals Are Busy Making Business Dreams Come True

Want to learn the secret to building a badass online biz, or living your best life ever? We do. Podcasters Kimi Morton and Pua Pakele-and-Cabot can help.
2018.03.14 12:48 PM

Our Waikīkī: Meet the Hawai‘i Beachboys Keeping the Tradition Alive

The Waikīkī beachboys are a holdover from a bygone era, when this legendary band of Hawaiian watermen ruled the beach as Waikīkī rose to become Hawai‘i’s premier resort destination.
2018.02.16 08:55 AM

Happy 30 Years, Chef Roy Yamaguchi!

The James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur is planning a yearlong celebration marking three decades of cooking in Hawai‘i.
2018.02.07 09:15 AM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being the Honolulu Zoo’s First Female Director

Linda Santos found her dream job when she became the sixth director of the Honolulu Zoo and its first female leader last year.
2018.02.05 11:29 AM

Disney’s “Moana” (and Auli‘i Cravalho) Hit a New High Note—in Hawaiian

With its translation into Hawaiian, the Disney hit makes history—as Aulii Cravalho sings “How Far I’ll Go” at the Grammy Awards.
2018.01.30 01:19 PM