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Meet the 2020 Ola Pono Award Winners

Volunteers are a vital part of Hawai‘i’s nonprofits—every year, hundreds of thousands of them donate their time and talents to keep our communities moving forward.
2020.08.12 10:30 AM

What It’s Like Being a First Responder During the Pandemic

Paramedic supervisor Marie Hathaway transported one of the first known COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i.
2020.08.11 12:22 PM

Facing Fertility Challenges: How Options in Hawai‘i Provide Support and Hope

The joy of starting a family can quickly turn to heartbreak, but new-to Hawai‘i techniques, a rare insurance rule and local groups can help women overcome some of the challenges.
2020.08.04 02:07 PM

A Former Waikīkī Hotel Worker Talks About the Moment the Pandemic Became Real to Her

After her hotel closed, Aina Iglesias started delivering food to make ends meet.
2020.08.04 12:00 PM

What It’s Like Being a Hawai‘i Public School Teacher During the Pandemic

Students left for spring break and never returned to Farrington High School.
2020.07.28 07:00 AM

Out in the Open: The Best Places To Go For Outdoor Dining on O‘ahu Right Now

When one door shuts, the outdoors open. Here are some of our favorite restaurants around the island for dining alfresco.
2020.07.27 12:47 PM

What It’s Like for a Hawai‘i Musician During the Pandemic

After he lost all of his gigs, Izik began taking online classes for music production and started going live on Instagram.
2020.07.21 10:27 AM

The Story Behind 6 Things Made, Grown and Designed in the Islands

We’re more than ‘ukulele, mac nuts and Kona coffee, although we love all three. Here’s a look at a few unusual industries making waves in the Islands, as well as some decades-old companies that are still committed to handcrafting in Hawai‘i.
2020.07.20 12:45 PM

What It’s Like Being a Hawai‘i Nurse During a Pandemic

Here’s how local hospitals adapted to treating COVID-19 patients.
2020.07.14 10:30 AM

The Honolulu Family Behind Fukuda Seed Store First Sold Seeds to O‘ahu Gardeners 100 Years Ago

When the pandemic prompted people to create or revive home gardens, this mom and pop business found ways to keep up with the growing demand for DIY food.
2020.07.12 03:02 PM

What It’s Like Operating a Honolulu Care Home During a Pandemic

Here’s how Caring Mānoa keeps up social distancing while making sure residents maintain quality of life.
2020.07.07 12:00 PM

What’s With All the Brazen Attacks in Honolulu the Past Year?

Violent purse snatchings and robberies in the last year left people feeling unsettled. We take a look behind the headlines.
2020.07.02 04:00 PM