February 2020

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10 Years of Pow! Wow!, the Now-Global Street-Art Festival That Originated in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU photographer Aaron K. Yoshino used to work in the neighborhood and passed the murals every day. He began documenting the artwork and other aspects of the festival over the years. Here’s a look back at the history and his favorite moments.

How the Conflict Over the Thirty Meter Telescope Has Reawakened a More-Than-Century-Old Battle

It’s the largest movement since Native Hawaiians rallied to fight the military bombing of Kaho‘olawe in the 1970s. Now the visibility of the conflict over Maunakea has rallied the lāhui (nation) of Hawaiians to stand up against projects across the state.
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Sig Zane’s New Chinatown Shop Fashions New Opportunities for the Hilo-Based Brand

Sense of space.

Kōkua Kalihi Valley’s Roots Café Introduces Honolulu’s First CSA Box Focused on Cultural Starches

Calling all kalo.

Two O‘ahu Lifeguards Talk Story About the Lifestyle and the Challenges of the Job

Lifeguards Capt. Paul Merino, 65, and Lt. Jason Patterson, 48, have guarded O‘ahu’s beaches for nearly 70 years. They monitor two different parts of the island—Merino in Waikīkī and Patterson on the West Side—but met many years ago at one of Merino’s clinics at Mākaha Beach Park. The pair talked story about the lifeguard lifestyle, the challenges of the job and a move to extend their hours on watch.

The Best Dentists in Hawai‘i 2020

HONOLULU Magazine helps you find the dentist you need, whether it’s for a routine checkup or more specialized work. Everyone on this list comes highly recommended by other dentists, who know the work of fellow professionals.

Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival is Changing and Moving to UH Mānoa

Don’t book the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival just yet—it’s changing months, moving locations and shaking up its lineup with new events, which may include TED-type Talks, concerts and a student Fringe festival.

10 Years of Pow! Wow!, the Now-Global Street-Art Festival That Originated in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU photographer Aaron K. Yoshino used to work in the neighborhood and passed the murals every day. He began documenting the artwork and other aspects of the festival over the years. Here’s a look back at the history and his favorite moments.

Here Are The Most Interesting Things I Found on Facebook Marketplace

Let’s make a deal.

Treat Yourself to Chocolate, Champagne and Couture for-a-Cause

(Sponsored) Looking for something to do on a Saturday that is fun, indulgent and great for the community? Join Aloha United Way’s Women United® for the 7th Annual Chocolate, Champagne & Couture for-a-Cause fundraiser.

Here’s Why We Decided to Use an Upside-Down Hawai‘i State Flag on the Cover

It’s become a common sight across the Islands. But the decision to put this flag on our cover was not a simple one.

The 18 Best February Events on O‘ahu

There’s no time for slacking in the new decade: 2020 is a leap year so go on and squeeze some concerts, races, comedy and more into this 29-day month.

February 2020: Table of Contents

How the Conflict Over the Thirty Meter Telescope Has Reawakened a More-Than-Century-Old Battle

It’s the largest movement since Native Hawaiians rallied to fight the military bombing of Kaho‘olawe in the 1970s. Now the visibility of the conflict over Maunakea has rallied the lāhui (nation) of Hawaiians to stand up against projects across the state.
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