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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Quote Unquote: Meet the Man Making a Move Toward a More Sustainable Hawai‘i

Josh Stanbro, 46, was tapped last year to serve as chief resilience officer and executive director of the city’s new Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency.
2018.06.05 08:55 AM

Q&A: Kumu Earl Kawa‘a Teaches More Than Just Woodworking Classes

The revered kumu has taught poi board and stone classes to more than 5,000 students.
2018.05.21 06:00 AM

This is Real(tor) Life: Wacky and Funny Stories From Hawai‘i’s Real-Estate Agents

Messy monks, high-flying dogs and risqué parties—eight Hawai‘i real-estate agents share their most memorable stories.
2018.05.15 01:20 PM

Young Skateboarders Roll Out Efforts to Upgrade O‘ahu’s Skate Parks

How two groups of young skateboarders took matters into their own hands.
2018.05.15 10:06 AM

UH Students Will Receive Hawaiian Language Diplomas When They Graduate

The move is hailed as a way for UH to be a leader in native Hawaiian education.
2018.05.10 04:04 PM

How Hawai‘i’s Schools Are Tackling Chronic Absenteeism

A prime predictor of future economic and emotional instability, and even prison time, chronic absenteeism affects large numbers of Hawai‘i public school students. Last school year, nearly 27,000 students got in trouble for missing too much school. Helping them show up consistently will take a community effort.
2018.04.30 08:55 AM

Celebrate Architecture Month in April with These Free Honolulu Events

Sign up for a one-time walking tour, a special photography workshop and a free behind-the-scenes look at the world of local architecture.
2018.04.05 01:47 PM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–March Edition

A look back at Honolulu from March 1923 to 2013. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.03.08 08:55 AM

Hawai‘i Residents Develop Apps to Aid People Who Are Deaf and Blind

Both mobile phone programs, MyEar and UniDescription, are available for download in the App Store.
2018.03.06 08:55 AM

Our Waikīkī: What It’s Really Like for Locals Living in O‘ahu’s Iconic Community

People from all walks of life congregate in Waikīkī. Their stories reflect the community’s often colorful characteristics and depict what living local in Waikīkī means.
2018.02.23 08:55 AM

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–February Edition

A look back at Honolulu from February 1933 to 2013. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.02.15 08:55 AM

Our Waikīkī: Living Local in O‘ahu’s Most Famous Neighborhood

Waikīkī is much more than a tourist destination and faces the same challenges of other urban neighborhoods on O‘ahu. It has public schools, family-run restaurants, places people call home. Here are their stories.
2018.02.12 04:08 PM
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