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Hawahawa ka lima o ke kālepa kaʻa


Updated on  September 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm
The living conditions following Harvey and Irma have been miserable, but the generosity of people has emerged. This is now being overshadowed by those who, among other questionable activities, are reselling damaged cars without proper disclosure, as required by law. Read More

Kalaʻihi ka lā, kūpilikiʻi ka honua


Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm
The world experienced some very powerful solar flares this week. Such dramatic events can have serious consequences. They can also produce beautiful skies. World leaders should be more positive in outlook. Read More

Uē ka lani, uē pū me ko ka honua


Updated on  September 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm
The little bit of flooding I had at my house in Kāneʻohe during the rains on Tuesday pales in comparison to the devastation in Texas and Louisiana. Read More

E kūʻēʻē ʻia ka hoʻokae ʻili, he hana ʻino


Updated on  August 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm
The American Educational Research Association has released a statement condemning the recent violent events in Charlottesville, Va. A Hawaiian version of the statement appears below. Read More

Kaiakahinaliʻi: Ahu mōkākī ka puna i uka


Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Global warming has exacerbated the problem of rising sea levels. Record king tides are expected to become the norm in the near future, inundating coastal cities. And some folks still refuse to acknowledge the serious ramifications of global warming, let alone the fact that it even exists. Read More

Eia nō kahi Hawaiʻi ua kaulona ʻia


Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 12:09 am
The latest crisis facing the Trump administration seems like a game of chicken, and Hawaiʻi could be the collision point. Read More
 

Ea aʻe i luna, a kū kiaʻi mauna


Updated on  August 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Protectors practicing nonviolent resistance were forcibly removed from the road to the summit of Haleakalā by police. Why does the University of Hawaii support the Hōkūleʻa but is willing to desecrate our mountain? Read More

Haipule o nā kūpuna ma Kawaiahaʻo


Updated on  July 28, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Kawaiahaʻo Church held services in the Hawaiian language last Sunday in order to minister to Oʻahu’s Hawaiian language community. This will greatly support Hawaiian language restoration. Read More

Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai


Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More
 

Mai hoʻonui wale i ka ʻino


Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Synopsis: So much negative press has surrounded this presidency, much of which predates the election. The negative reports should be curtailed so that truly egregious acts will be recognized as such, and not seen as normal behavior. This is not an issue of accuracy. It is about avoiding apathy. Read More

Lei Kaʻapuni Honua: He ʻaha ʻawa


Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm
Synopsis: The triumphant return of Hōkūleʻa on June 17 was celebrated with an æawa ceremony to honor and signify the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Here is an account of this unique ceremony. Read More

He lāʻau ʻino a hōʻea mai i o kākou nei


Updated on  June 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Hawaiʻi has not escaped the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities all over the world. Over the past 10 years, opioid-related deaths in Hawaiʻi have increased by 83 percent. Something needs to be done and we all need to be part of the solution. Read More

Pūhā hewa ka honu i ka lā makani


Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 12:14 am
Got a problem with the traffic at Laniākea and want to move the turtles? Let’s not blame it on them. In what way is it their fault? It is a human problem requiring a solution respectful of nature. Read More

Hōkūleʻa, ka waʻa kaʻapuni honua


Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Synopsis: On its maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976, Höküleæa was captained by Käwika Kapahulehua. He was a Hawaiian language speakers who in his later years taught language students at the University of Hawaii. Höküleæa has just returned from a voyage around the world and will anchor off Ala Moana Park on Saturday. Read More

Mauiakama: Aloha ʻāina ʻoiaʻiʻo


Updated on  June 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm
Synopsis: Valuable lessons are available at language immersion camps such as Mauiakama but language learning is not the most important. Caring for the land because the land takes care of us, is a basic obligation. Language only supports the process. Read More

Mō ke kī lā make


Updated on  June 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm
Synopsis: Similarities of the story of Kalapana with what’s going on in America. Read More

Nā Hōkū ʻōlinolino o kawaihuelani


Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Synopsis: Congratulations to the group Keauhou for the Nä Hökü Hanohano awards it has received. Read More

Mahalo ka mea loa‘a o hoka auane‘i


Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Synopsis: I have recently begun to worry that Donald Trump might actually be impeached. That would be very, very bad. Trump offers the best chance for the resurgence of a liberal agenda. Besides, who would step in and provide the entertainment? Read More

He mea pahū ke kamepiula


Updated on  May 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Synopsis: In the name of safety, the Department of Homeland Security is banning laptop computers and other small electronic items from being carried onto aircraft. Is this about safety or repression? Read More

Ho‘omana‘o ‘ia ke Alamo?


Updated on  May 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm
Synopsis: The story of what happened at the Alamo glorifies land-grabbing slave owners while treating native peoples as if they were nonexistent. Read More

Ku‘ia nā hoa makalauna o ka lewa


Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Synopsis: The scandal involving the overbooked United Airlines flight and the passenger who was dragged off the plane created quite a public relations stir. It is clear that United has alternative ways of handling the situation but chose a path that would make it pay. Read More

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