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A he ‘u’a keia ua hiki iho nei

Synopsis: Defibrillators and pacemakers may soon come under attack by hackers. Our increased dependence on technology to support such health-related advancements leaves those of us dependent on them vulnerable to the whims of such people. Read More
Updated on  January 14, 2017 at 1:04 am

E ‘ai i ka paka o ka pīneki ‘oi ‘ōpiopio

Synopsis: Peanut allergies may eventually be a thing of the past. Research has shown that children who are fed peanut-based products at the age of 6 months develop immunities to the adverse effects traditionally associated with peanuts. Read More
Updated on  January 7, 2017 at 12:28 am

Ua ahuwale ka hau o uka

Synopsis: New technology allows ua to view the Earth from space. We can track the distribution of humans, changes in forestation and ice caps, and water use patterns. Thiscould help to authenticate global warming for the few remaining non-believers. Read More
Updated on  December 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Ka mäuiki‘iki‘i o ka ho‘oilo

Synopsis: We just experienced the winter solstice on Wednesday. It was the shortest day of the year. Read More
Updated on  December 24, 2016 at 12:16 am

Koho hewa’o Disney i ke ala ‘mi kälä

Synopsis: Disney’s removal of its Maui costume from store shelves was a good thing for Polynesian culture. Understanding cultural appropriation will awaken the colonizing mind to the nature of this type of abuse. Read More
Updated on  December 10, 2016 at 12:20 am

Hühewa ke ala kau i ka lewa

Synopsis: The rail transit system that links towns and cities together disconnects us from the land and culture. Research shows numerous adverse negative effects of the rail transit system on the island of O‘ahu. Read More
Updated on  November 26, 2016 at 12:32 am

Ka paipu ‘aila ma Dakota ‘Ākau

Synopsis: There are many problems that arise from the proposed North Dakota access pipeline. Read More

Ola Ka Makapehu I‘a ‘Ole

Synopsis: Lineal descendants and members of the Ka’ūpūlehu Marine Life Advisory Committee have asked us all to “try wait,” by initiating a fishing kapu, rest period, on a 3.6-mile stretch of shoreline from Kīkaua Point to Kalaemanō. Read More

Ola Ka Makapehu Iʻa ʻOle

Synopsis: Lineal descendants and members of the Ka’ūpūlehu Marine Life Advisory Committee have asked us all to “try wait,” by initiating a fishing kapu, rest period, on a 3.6-mile stretch of shoreline from Kīkaua point to Kalaemanō. Read More
Updated on  November 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Ho‘i ke aloha no ka Holo ‘o Bachman

Synopsis: I was reminded of when the Hawaiian language community and supporters stormed Bachman Hall at UH to protest the planned termination of a number of our classes. Read More
Updated on  October 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Na Huli ‘o Huli i kāmau ‘ino mai

Synopsis: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump just trumped himself during the third and final presidential debate by refusing to say whether or not he will accept theoutcome of the election. People from both sides of the aisle see this as completely disrespectful of the entire process. Read More
Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 7:58 pm

No Keli’i Ruth nei ho’oheno

Celebrating the accomplishment of Keliæi Ruth, a member of the Tuahine Troupe, on completing his master/apprenticeship with Master Chanter Dr. Kalena Silva. Read More
Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

He ho‘oheno no Keauhou

Synopsis: Celebrating the accomplishments of three members of the Tuahine Troupe: Zachary Lum, Nicholas Lum and Jonah Solatorio of the group Keauhou who recently released their debut compact disc recording. Read More
Updated on  October 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

‘O ke kūkae paha ka lā’au e lapa’au ai i ka pūhalalū

Synopsis: Research into the causes of obesity yields preliminary findings linking the diversity of bacteria in feces to lower levels of visceral fat, suggesting that an infusion of feces from persons with lower levels of fat could serve to reduce obesity as well as cardiovascular disease. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Nui ke aloha no Ernie Cruz Jr.

Synopsis: The passing of Ernie Cruz Jr. will have a profound and lasting effect on all who knew him. His infectious smile and generous nature are reminiscent of older Hawaiians. Read More
Updated on  September 24, 2016 at 12:24 am

He wai ola paha ko ka paipu loloa?

Synopsis: The protest in North Dakota against building a 1,170-mile oil pipeline is just one more example of man’s disregard for the life of the land and for the well-being of the original peoples of the land. Read More
Updated on  September 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

He mahalo no ka wiwo ‘ole o Kaepernick

Synopsis: Americans should support Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit in protest during renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner. Read More
Updated on  September 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm