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HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888.


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March 1954:

“One of the most authentic representations of Hawaii on the Mainland is the Waikiki Room in the Hotel Nicolette, Minneapolis,” says Paradise of the Pacific. How did the heartland come by such authentic—by 1950s’ standards—Hawaiiana? The hotel manager hired Honolulu architect Thomas A. Litaker, AIA, to design the room and spent $150,000 (about $1 million in today’s dollars) buying materials from Don the Beachcomber of Honolulu to create the restaurant shown here.

 

March 1974:

A gasoline shortage has changed life in the Islands for the worse, as this cartoon from HONOLULU Magazine demonstrates.

March 1989:

Hawaii state legislators were faced with an unusual problem, reports HONOLULU Magazine—what to do with a $487 million budget surplus. Gov. John Waihee advocated using the money to fund The Hawaii Plan: Educational Excellence for the Pacific Era. That plan, writes HONOLULU, “calls for … major reforms [including] decentralizing the school system, shifting significant power from the state Department of Education to local community boards, principals and teachers; … granting more power to teachers and principals, along with more accountability; restructuring the state’s high schools to enable students to master the core curriculum by the 10th grade and … painting and repairing older school buildings.” The budget surplus is long gone. Education reforms are still on the table in the 2004 legislative session— remarkably unchanged and unimplemented.


 

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