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4 We Tried: We Search for the Best Ways to Learn Hawaiian Online for Free

Hawaiian is one of our state’s official languages. Brush up on your skills or learn something new with these great online resources.

Hālau, Artisans and Hula Community Still Dealing With Merrie Monarch Cancellation

Because hula is life.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole

Say Happy Birthday to a prince who could pass laws and throw punches.

Long Live Kaho‘olawe: Restoring the Former Military Bombing Site Off the Coast of Maui

Twenty years after the bombing stopped, Kaho‘olawe sets a path for the future

O‘ahu in 2000: UH Football Coach June Jones Was Named Islander of the Year

He turned down a job with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers to head up a UH team.

Queen Kapi‘olani’s Coronation Gown Has Been Recreated in Time for the Anniversary of the Royal Event

Fit for a queen.

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.

O‘ahu in 1958: The Man Who Wears Two Hats

For years, about 50,000 TV fans waited every week to hear Ken Alford say, “Howdy Buckaroos.”

Will These 4 Hawaiian Traditions Disappear Forever?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hopes to bolster ancient cultural traditions with a soon-to-be-released directory of artists, instructors and experts. Meet four of those practitioners who are fighting to keep their ancient arts alive.

You Can Download Of This Native Hawaiian-Produced Walking Tour App For Free Right Now

Get the Native Stories app and free Downtown walking tour download.

O‘ahu in 1947: The Coconut Island International Club

Before it housed the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, the island off the Windward Side was slated to be a playground for the nation’s researchers and wealthy.

Native Hawaiians Are Taking Ownership of Indigenous Sites and Stories With a New App

Choose from a hundred free, ethically sourced guided tours thanks to Native Stories. The app’s gone global and adds Japanese-language programming this fall. (And did we mention that we love it?)

O‘ahu in 1967: “The Flop That Flipped”

Since the Polynesian Cultural Center opened in 1963, some 38 million people have visited. But early on, many considered the concept outlandish, as HONOLULU Magazine reminded them a few years later.

Divided Over TMT: We Take a Look at Where Things Stand and How We Got Here

With tensions running high and a weeks-long standoff now stretching into its third month, no one seems to be able to predict what will happen next on Maunakea. Will the state or the protectors back down? Or will the Thirty Meter Telescope bow out? We take a look at where things stand and how we got here.

Swing Dancing Returns to O‘ahu in the Nineties and More From Hawai‘i’s History

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.