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Hilahila ʻoe, make ʻoe


Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm
There is value to keeping a little bit of shame around to prevent us from being too audacious and to remind us that we are social creatures whose actions affect others. Read More

He hāwaʻe ʻiʻo ʻole ka unuhi


Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 6:44 pm
People are now allowed to provide testimony in Hawaiian during court proceedings. The catch is that an English translation must be provided. This is a vacuous concession. Read More

Aloha nō kahi keiki ʻike ʻole i ka helu pō


Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm
I’m sure the super blue blood moon that made a rare appearance early Wednesday morning in our skies was something to behold. Those lucky enough to see it will no doubt cherish it forever. Are there words in Hawaiian to indicate such an event? Let us know. Read More

Kīhēhē wale aku ka poʻe Hawaiʻi i ke au iā Maleka


Updated on  January 27, 2018 at 11:48 am
A court case on Maui has brought attention to Hawaiian rights with respect to the domains of language use. Read More

Kani ke oeoe, he piʻoloke ko ka ʻāina


Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 6:32 pm
The nuclear missile alarm caused serious consternation, but people remained courteous on the roads. As for the assignment of blame, we should look no further than the two despotic leaders who are peddling fear. Lock ’em up and let ’em fight each other. Read More
 

Halihali ʻia ka huaale lāʻau pā ma ka leka


Updated on  January 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm
A pilot program involving four states, including Hawaiʻi, that offers abortion approval by teleconference with a doctor has invited protest. Is this about abortion rights or abortion procedures? Read More

E kū ka‘eo i ke kala‘ihi o Maleka

Whereas Hawaiian is one of two official languages of the state, a defendant should be allowed to present a defense in Hawaiian, and not be forced to operate within the limitations of English. Read More
Updated on  December 29, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Nō ka wai ‘ino, ‘ino‘ino ka ‘āina

Synopsis: Many homes in Hawaiæi are still utilizing cesspools to handle wastewater. This is not a sustainable practice as it could ultimately seep into our sources of drinking water. Read More
Updated on  December 23, 2017 at 12:49 am
 

Na ke kāleka ia e hōʻoia i ke kanaka?


Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm
Synopsis: If you have to renew your state ID, be sure to take all the necessary documents — birth certificate, Social Security card, and two documents verifying your resident address. Read More

Nalo ka wahine i loko o ka huaʻōlelo aikāne


Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Synopsis: There is an implication attached to the word aikāne, that it only applies to males. Females are not represented based on its overt construction. Its meaning, generally understood through English translations, can carry negative connotations. Read More

E mau ka pono o ka Lā Kūʻokoʻa


Updated on  December 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Sir George Simpson of the Hudson Bay Company is one of the lesser known plenipotentiary envoys sent by Kauikeaouli to America and Europe to secure a treaty recognizing Hawaii as an independent state. Read More

E ʻaʻala anei ka pua i kona inoa?


Updated on  November 24, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Names that have been suggested for the rail stations by a HART committee do not have meanings that reflect the history and the issues surrounding the project. They should have names that are informative. Read More

Mahuka ka pupule ma Kāneʻohe


Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The escape of Randall Saito from the Kāneʻohe State Hospital this past Sunday sent shivers throughout the island. There is a lot of blame to go around and the protocols definitely need more vigilant enforcement, but more importantly, the health care system needs to provide more effective help to those who need it. Read More

Ka pūka‘ina kahului pōhili puni honua o 2017

Synopsis: The Houston Astros are the 2017 Major League Baseball champions, having defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a hard-fought seven-game series. Read More
Updated on  November 4, 2017 at 12:33 am

Pehea lā ka puana ʻana i ka wē?

Synopsis: The “w” in Hawaiian today is sometimes pronounced like an English “w” and sometimes like an English “v”. What’s up with that? Read More
Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

He maʻi ʻino e huikau ai ka waihona noʻonoʻo


Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Researchers are making headway in their efforts to understand the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder. Read More

Ho‘ohāli‘ali‘a i ka Mō‘īwahine aloha


Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm
Synopsis: A wonderful exhibit in remembrance of Queen Liliæuokalani. The exhibit, curated by Keahiahi Long, has been on display in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaiæi at Mänoa. Read More

Ua lawa anei ka hana ʻino a ka pū?


Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm
People kill people, but guns kill lots of people. Self-defense cannot be a defense for guns if no one has them. Read More

E noho paʻa e nā hoa kūpaʻa i ke kūpono


Updated on  September 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Standing or kneeling for the American flag is a right supposedly guaranteed by what the flag symbolizes. Don’t fall for the Trump misdirection play. Stay the course until true equality reigns. Read More

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