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From the Mountain to the Sea: Saving the Heeia Ahupuaa

Today, three Native Hawaiian-led organizations and thousands of volunteers are at the forefront of efforts to restore an ahupuaa neighboring Kaneohe to its ancient functions—with lessons for the future.

Kailua Beach Park: The Anti-Waikiki

The Windward Side has been mushrooming with tourism, but no one wanted it to turn into another Waikiki.

How to Fix Hawaii's Doctor Shortage

Hawaii has hundreds fewer physicians than it needs, particularly in primary care. Here's what's being done to fix the growing shortage.

Grading the Public Schools

We create a comprehensive report card on Hawaii’s public schools, ranking them using data from the state Department of Education.

Kakaako's newest pop-up venue: Taste

Taste, a pop-up venue, isn’t a restaurant itself, but a host to new concepts.

Hawaii's Greatest TV and Film Extra

The Extra: You may not recognize Teddy Wells, but there’s a good chance you’ve laid eyes on him before. He’s appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows shot in Hawaii.

Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year, we also take a look at something that worries every parent: school safety. Here’s how Hawaii’s schools stack up.

The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Food

The best izakayas, sushi, ramen, okazuyas, mochi and more.

Hawaii's Royal Legacies

The days of Hawaii's alii are past, but many of the companies and organizations they inspired are still going strong today.

Hawaii's Royal Legacies

Pet Pot-purrr-ri: Cool Pet Stuff in Hawaii

Services, splurges and curiosities for the modern four-legged friend—and Other creatures. Plus our consult with a pet telepathist! Plus Plus Tips and reflections of a master dog trainer!

Why legal pot didn't happen in Hawaii

Hawaii loves marijuana. We’re famous for it: Maui Wowie, Kona Gold, Kauai Electric. This year, legislators introduced bills to legalize the drug—they got shot down.

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