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Meet Paulette Kaleikini: The woman who stopped the rail

To most, they’re just old bones in the ground. To Paulette Kaanohiokalani Kaleikini, the iwi kupuna are her ancestors, her history, her culture.

Up and Coming Architecture Firm: Collaborative Studio

A young Honolulu architecture firm is winning awards and solving problems.

The Everything Guide to Surfing

Here's how Hawaii surfs now.

Best Lawyers in Hawaii 2012

As the number of legal specialties here—76!—attests, life is complicated. But there’s no need to face those complications without an advocate.

The Do-Overs: 53 by the Sea and Lucky Belly

In which two decades-old restaurants give way to new ones. One is an outright replacement of the old John Dominis, the other took over a long-time Chinese greasy spoon.

The Warning Shot

Eight years before the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese-language publication hit Honolulu like a bombshell, predicting war with the United States and an inevitable Japanese victory.

Honolulu in 1888: The City That Made the Magazine

King David Kalakaua founded this magazine under a royal charter as Paradise of the Pacific, publishing our first issue in January 1888. On these pages, we take you back in time to see what life in Honolulu was like then.

Hawaii's Most Endangered Historic Places 2012

You can describe a place using words. You can show a place with pictures. But to really experience a place, you have to stand in it. This is our list of the most endangered historic places in Hawaii.

Where You Wen Grad?

We take a look inside your high school yearbooks to find what’s changed about the local high school experience over the years, and what’s stayed exactly the same.

The Hawaiian Plate Explained

The restaurants, the factories, the farmers, the history, the origins.

911 for the Life Aquatic: Hawaii’s Marine Mammal Response Network

For dolphins, whales or seals in bad situations, Hawaii’s Marine Mammal Response Network knows just what to do.

Get Smart: How To Do Everything Better in Honolulu (and Beyond)

You, dear reader, are a sharp cookie. We know that. Still, there’s always a better “you” out there. Someone who can work better, whip up a tastier meal or even rock harder at karaoke. Start with any one of these 32 local classes or tips and see what happens. We won’t tell anyone how you became so awesome.

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