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Divided Over TMT: We Take a Look at Where Things Stand and How We Got Here

With tensions running high and a weeks-long standoff now stretching into its third month, no one seems to be able to predict what will happen next on Maunakea. Will the state or the protectors back down? Or will the Thirty Meter Telescope bow out? We take a look at where things stand and how we got here.
2019.10.17 06:26 PM

In Transition: Hawai‘i’s Transgender Teens

Here is how Hawai‘i is succeeding, and struggling, when it comes to supporting students in transition.
2019.10.15 06:14 PM

Meet the Guardians of the Nēnē Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Endangered Bird

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered nēnē, playing a key role in bringing our state bird back from the brink of extinction.
2019.08.16 04:43 PM

Small-Kine Homes: How 4 Local Families Make the Most of Little Spaces in Hawai‘i

Locally, making do with fewer square feet has long been a fact of life for Hawai‘i families.
2019.06.14 05:03 PM

Towers of Power: We Try These Madly, Truly, Romantic Seafood Towers

Who has the best seafood tower on O‘ahu?
2019.06.13 05:13 PM

This Local Radio Show is Beaming Vintage Hawaiian Music Across the Globe

Hawai‘i radio icon Harry B. Soria jr.’s long-running show, “Territorial Airwaves,” is inspiring new recordings.
2019.06.13 03:25 PM

Meatballs, Dorms and Line Dancing—What the Hell’s Up With Aloha Tower?

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s move to Aloha Tower Marketplace and Waterfront and Pioneer plazas is a real cliffhanger. What’s next?
2019.05.20 04:00 PM

Portraits of Gender and Sexual Identities in the Hawaiian Community

Mana Magazine explored Hawaiian cultural traditions through modern icons.
2019.05.14 04:02 PM

This Hawai‘i P.A. Went From Making Costco Runs to Starring Alongside Ben Affleck

In real life, Louis Jeovanny was running errands and grabbing dry cleaning. In Netflix’s “Triple Frontier,” he’s stealing millions of dollars in drug money.
2019.04.25 05:02 PM

Should Hawai‘i Continue to Recycle? These Experts Say You Should Think Again

Environmentalists say “refusing” and “reusing” are much better than recycling. Here’s what you should know.
2019.04.22 12:15 PM

Tourists and Traffic Trouble the Residents of Kailua

Redevelopment, social media and presidential publicity all lure more tourists than ever to this once mostly residential Windward O‘ahu town.
2019.03.19 05:27 PM

Your Guide to Mochi in Hawai‘i: How to Eat it, Where to Buy it and More

Honolulu’s mochi makers combine Japanese tradition with unique, only- in-Hawai‘i touches.
2019.03.02 10:00 AM