Author: Michael Keany

Brower Raps Hawaii

A local politician busts some rhymes on the floor of the state legislature.


For years, no one could figure out how to build a house on this tiny north shore lot. The answer was to go up.

Do Teachers Make the Grade?

We evaluate how Hawaii's Department of Education is doing at hiring, keeping and training highly effective teachers.


The state of illegal immigration in Hawaii.

Back to the Future

When this couple found an aging mid-century modern house in Kahala, they didn’t tear it down—they lovingly updated it. Turns out the 1950s are looking better than ever.

2008 Sour Poi Awards

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2008—the strange, the stupid and the scandalous.

CD Review: Amy Hanaialii and Kohala

  Amy Hanaialii Aumakua (Ua Records) It’s all about the family on this album, which Amy has filled with sentimental, feel-good songs paying tribute to her daughter, her grandmother and other loved ones. The mood is both nostalgic and over…

9 Most Endangered Historic Sites in Hawaii

This annual list, compiled by the Historic Hawaii Foundation, in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Division, selects some of Hawaii’s most endangered historic places.

UH at 100

What’s next for Hawaii’s university?

Scrapyard: A New Telescope on Mauna Kea?

It would allow astronomers to peer farther into space than ever before, but has also been criticized as potentially damaging to the culturally and environmentally sensitive site. Is it a good idea?

CD Reviews: Del Beazley and Leokane Pryor & Friends

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