Loren Moreno

Loren Moreno joined the staff of HONOLULU Magazine as senior writer after his recent return from New York City, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. He previously covered Hawaii public education and local politics during his five years with The Honolulu Advertiser.

 

Stories by Loren

Reviving the Tiki Tradition: The 14 Best Tiki Bars on O‘ahu

As a ticky tacky tropical sensation, tiki culture is bigger than Hawai‘i. But, c’mon, what better place to enjoy a fruity, colorful rum cocktail than the Islands? Here, we find the best tiki drinking to be found in Honolulu.

How a Las Vegas Crooner Won Enough Votes to Help Keep Hawai‘i’s U.S. Senate Race a Nail Biter

Las Vegas entertainer Brian Evans ran for U.S. Senate to bring attention to his mother’s unfortunate death from sleep apnea.

Hawai‘i Races to Watch: Mark Takai’s State House Seat Up for Grabs

Candidates in the House District 33 race in ‘Aiea hope to address rapid redevelopment in the community. Voters will pick between the long-time owner of ‘Aiea Florist and an athletic director.

Layoffs, Budget Cuts and Aloha Tower: What’s Next for Hawaii Pacific University?

Hawaii’s largest private university steadily expanded for decades in downtown Honolulu, but the economic downturn has brought challenges. A change in leadership, job cuts, a sharp jump in tuition, and faculty and staff job cuts have shaken Hawaii Pacific University, even as it embarks on an ambitious plan to develop Aloha Tower Marketplace as its new core.

Texting While Driving in Hawaii? Watch Out For These Most Common Times and Places to Get Fined

It took lawmakers a year to revise a bill cracking down on drivers using mobile devices. We asked for a year’s worth of citations to uncover the most common places and times to get a ticket. Consider yourself warned.

Races to Watch: Ewa Voters Oust Veteran Lawmaker

‘Ewa must choose between a professor, a construction manager and former City Councilmember.

5 Reasons Hanabusa Filed a Lawsuit to Delay Big Island Election

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has filed a motion in Circuit Court to delay the makeup election in Puna. Here’s her argument.

9 Reasons Neil Abercrombie Lost the Hawaii Governor’s Race

Neil Abercrombie is the first elected Democratic governor in the state of Hawaii to lose his bid for re-election.

Calling All Hawaii Voters: Last Chance to Cast Your Ballot Early

Avoid the lines and potential stormy weather on primary day by voting early.

23 Outdoor Hawaii Adventures to Enjoy Now

Hawaii is a beautiful place. Don’t let tourists have all the fun.

Gov. Abercrombie and Ige Unveil Dueling Plans for Hawaii’s Future

Compare state Sen. David Ige’s 11 points vs. Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s 16 issues.

Trail Mix: Gov. Neil Abercrombie Resurrects Yellow Cab in New TV Ad

Each week, HONOLULU Magazine’s political team compiles a mix of observations about Hawaii politics.

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