Honolulu Magazine - May 2006

Must … Hold … On

'Tis the season for shiny graduation balloons, which makes the Hawaiian Electric Co. feel skittish. That's because the Mylar balloons conduct electricity, so if they float up into a power line, zap—power outages. photo: Kristin Gonzales Last year, fugitive balloons…

Letters - May

Letters to the Editor may be sent to: Honolulu Magazine, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI, 96808-0913, faxed: 537-6455 or e-mailed: letters_honmag@pacificbasin.net. "Iraq: Was Bush Right?" March 2006 A University of Hawai'i professor, R.J. Rummel, Ph.D., wrote in support…

Flood Cleanup

In this March 19 photo, the banks of Morita Reservoir in Kilauea, Kaua'i reveal the aftermath of heavy rains. Five days earlier, the upstream failure of Kaloko Reservoir unloosed a destructive flood of an estimated 420 million gallons of water,…

Clipping Service

Eric Noland of the Los Angeles Daily News chronicles Wailuku's recent revival in a March 12 piece entitled, "A revival in Maui's Wailuku" Blight in paradise? Unthinkable. That, however, is the story of Wailuku, which was Maui's thriving center of…

Our Town: Bishop Street

Although it's now the nexus of Honolulu's business district, Bishop Street is a relatively recent addition to downtown. For most of the 19th century, the land that would become Bishop Street was occupied by Dr. John S. McGrew's estate, and…

Our Schools: Has Anything Changed?

In May 2001, we published "The Death of Public School," taking the state Department of Education to task for failing to do its job. It's been five years—has public education gotten any better?

A Don't-Miss Exhibit

courtesy of the Honolulu Academy of Arts HEADS UP: Sunday, May 14, is the last chance for Honolulu residents to take in an impressive collection of precontact Pacific Island artifacts, on public display for the first time at the Honolulu…