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Long Reads & Feature Stories

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

“This Is It, I’m Going to Die. Mom, Help.”

After Jayson Harper graduated from Kaiser High School, he was eager to make his mark in New York. But soon, an encounter with police taught him instead to be invisible.
2020.06.09 07:00 AM

Can We Ever Eat All Local in Hawai‘i?

The governor set a goal of doubling local food production by 2020. So how do we measure up?
2020.04.21 07:00 AM

Looking For a Job? We Talked to More Than 14 Companies Hiring in Hawai‘i Right Now

From frontline nurses and the CDC to security and food delivery services, diverse businesses are looking for workers. HONOLULU Magazine and Hawai‘i Business Magazine teamed up to find out who they are.
2020.04.10 11:55 AM

Sour Poi Awards: Looking Back on the Best of the Worst News in Hawai‘i from 2019

The offbeat, obscure and outrageous.
2020.02.10 10:00 AM

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

HONOLULU Magazine Remembers the Decade That Was: Hawai‘i Through the 2010s

Goodbye 2010s. Hello to the next roaring ’20s!
2019.12.31 12:46 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

Meet the People Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Nēnē

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered bird.
2019.12.09 03:10 PM

Will These 4 Hawaiian Traditions Disappear Forever?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hopes to bolster ancient cultural traditions with a soon-to-be-released directory of artists, instructors and experts. Meet four of those practitioners who are fighting to keep their ancient arts alive.
2019.12.05 05:03 PM

After 71 Years in Business, Family-Run Foodland is Swinging for the Fences

Changes are happening across Foodland’s 33 stores, some gradual and subtle, others over the top. And there’s more coming.
2019.10.29 04:22 PM

The Hawai‘i Writer’s Life

Yes, lucky we live Hawai‘i, the only state with its own regional literature. But, lately, it’s only gotten harder to make a go of it for our diverse, dedicated and ink-stained scribbling class.
2019.10.25 03:47 PM