Jayna Omaye

Jayna OmayeJayna Omaye joined HONOLULU Magazine as a staff writer after working as a newspaper reporter in Hawai‘i and Orlando. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, both in journalism. Jayna grew up writing and dancing hula, and spent most of her adult life traveling and exploring the Mainland and abroad. She is happy to be home working as a journalist. 

 

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Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Prince Lot Hula Festival

This year marks the 3rd year in the festival’s 41-year run that it will be held at historic ‘Iolani Palace. Here’s your guide to what to expect, where to park and more.
2019.07.14 07:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu

Spend your Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, stuffing your face while soaking in Okinawan culture.
2019.07.12 02:16 PM

Bad News for O‘ahu’s Nēnē Population: We’re Down to Zero

O‘ahu is the only major Hawaiian island with no wild nēnē.
2019.07.11 04:22 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest

It’s time to celebrate the vibrant culture of one of Honolulu’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods at the Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest. Here’s everything you need to know about the 8th annual event.
2019.06.21 09:00 AM

O‘ahu in 1978: Housing Prices on the Rise in Hawai‘i

In the late 1970s, Hawai‘i’s housing prices hit an all-time high. Fast forward four decades, and we’re still singing the same tune.
2019.06.06 12:19 PM

Ask An Expert: How Does Our City Prepare For Hurricane Season?

The director of the city’s Department of Emergency Management oversees recovery and planning efforts to make O‘ahu a more resilient, safer place to live.
2019.06.04 04:04 PM

Chick-fil-A Will Open on Beretania Street and We’re Ready

Order up!
2019.05.30 05:34 PM

The 12 Best Meaty and Meatless Burgers on O‘ahu

From Punahou Carnival to Hale ‘Aina-winning restaurants, here are our team’s top spots to pile on the patties.
2019.05.28 03:35 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Pan-Pacific Festival in Honolulu

Kick off the start of summer with a cultural extravaganza from June 7 to 9.
2019.05.28 01:59 PM

How Hawaiian Immersion Programs Are Inspiring Public School Students

Learning centers and Hawaiian language immersion are among the programs that show that Hawai‘i public schools reach far beyond test scores and letter grades.
2019.05.23 08:18 PM

The Bottom Line: How the Hawai‘i DOE Gets and Spends its Money

The state Department of Education manages a $1.99 billion operating budget. But how is that budget funded?
2019.05.21 04:12 PM

Greek Festival of Hawai‘i is a No Go in 2019

Ongoing renovations at McCoy Pavilion led organizers to cancel the longstanding event.
2019.05.05 07:00 AM
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