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The 50th Star on the U.S. Flag Debuts on July 4, 1960

And new stamps went on sale at the post office in Honolulu that same day.
2020.07.02 09:00 AM

40-Foot Lava Fountains Sent Kapoho Families Fleeing to a Shelter at Pāhoa School

Lacking English, he manages a graphic appeal in sign language. “The food is good. The bed is warm. The shelter is nearer home.”
2020.06.11 07:00 AM

“I Want to Go Back to My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawai‘i”

The shack now only exists in photographs.
2020.06.04 07:00 AM

Patsy Mink Was Already in the Political Vanguard When We Interviewed Her in 1985

Before Clinton, Gabbard, Klobuchar and Warren, there was Mink.
2020.05.21 09:35 PM

O‘ahu in 1995: Nineties Spring Fashion in Hawai‘i

A cherry red convertible sets the tone for 1995’s “Spring Into Color” fashion section.
2020.03.19 07:00 AM

O‘ahu in 1950: Visitors Could Once Enjoy Staying in Hawai‘i for 10 Dollars a Day

Finding affordable accommodations in the Islands for teachers and out-of-state students isn’t a new problem, it seems.
2020.03.12 07:00 AM

HONOLULU Looks Back at the 1955 Narcissus Festival

“One of Hawai‘i’s most colorful events.”
2020.02.13 07:00 AM

One of Hawai‘i’s Must-See Buildings Makes Its Debut in 1930

In 1930 the four-story building was one of the tallest on the street.
2020.02.06 07:00 AM

O‘ahu in 2000: UH Football Coach June Jones Was Named Islander of the Year

He turned down a job with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers to head up a UH team.
2020.01.30 06:03 PM

O‘ahu in 1958: The Man Who Wears Two Hats

For years, about 50,000 TV fans waited every week to hear Ken Alford say, “Howdy Buckaroos.”
2019.12.12 03:24 PM

O‘ahu in 1947: The Coconut Island International Club

Before it housed the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, the island off the Windward Side was slated to be a playground for the nation’s researchers and wealthy.
2019.11.14 04:11 PM

O‘ahu in 1967: “The Flop That Flipped”

Since the Polynesian Cultural Center opened in 1963, some 38 million people have visited. But early on, many considered the concept outlandish, as HONOLULU Magazine reminded them a few years later.
2019.10.24 11:50 AM