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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What It’s Like for a Hawai‘i Musician During the Pandemic

After he lost all of his gigs, Izik began taking online classes for music production and started going live on Instagram.
2020.07.21 10:27 AM

Our Interview With Louis Kealoha 9 Years Before He and Katherine Kealoha Are Found Guilty

In 2010, prosecutors find that the pair had been abusing their power nearly from the get-go.
2020.07.16 12:00 PM

Dan Akaka Became the First Native Hawaiian Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1990

Ahead of the July candidate filing deadline, Dan Boylan reflects on the pivotal U.S. Senate race between Democrat Dan Akaka and Republican Pat Saiki, following the death of Spark Matsunaga.
2020.07.09 07:00 AM

The 50th Star on the U.S. Flag Debuts on July 4, 1960

And new stamps went on sale at the post office in Honolulu that same day.
2020.07.02 09:00 AM

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.
2020.06.09 02:00 PM

What It’s Like Being a Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant During a Pandemic

Even with the drastic decrease in visitors to the Islands, flights continue.
2020.06.09 12:00 PM

Hawai‘i’s Interisland Travel Quarantine Will End on Tuesday, June 16

State officials say they are ramping up airport screenings and other safety procedures.
2020.06.01 05:22 PM

11 Chefs Dish on Their Go-To Orders Around Hawai‘i

It’s not always late-night ramen and leftover mac and cheese after a long shift.
2020.05.29 03:49 PM

Your Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Honolulu

Cheer on the class of 2020, learn to cook from a veteran chef, laugh your butt off at a comedy show and pay tribute to your loved ones.
2020.05.20 07:00 AM

State Officials Announce Long-Term Plans to Reopen Hawai‘i’s Economy

Medium-risk businesses, including churches, gyms, museums and theaters, will be allowed to reopen in June during the next phase of the state’s plan.
2020.05.18 06:12 PM

How Pop-Up Mākeke Went From an Idea to an Online Hot Spot for Hawai‘i Businesses

The virtual marketplace for local small businesses and artisans grossed about $250,000 and sold nearly 8,000 items in just a month and a half. It runs through the end of May.
2020.05.15 12:00 PM

State Launches Native Hawaiian Rental Assistance Program

Eligible Hawaiian beneficiaries could get help paying rent for up to six months.
2020.05.11 05:01 PM
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