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He waiwai ʻokoʻa ia mea ʻo ke ‘komo kaimana’


• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 7:50 pm
Synopsis: Diamonds from outer space were found in an asteroid that landed in Syria, suggesting that our understanding of the creation of the universe could change. Read More

Kū kaʻapā iā Hawaiʻi, he aloha ʻāina


• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm
Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not ban the use of the pesticide chemical chlorpyrifos on crops. Hawaiʻi is the first state to do so and hopefully, other states will follow. Read More

Ua kanono maoli ka hoʻopaʻi


• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 7:09 pm
Synopsis: The commuting of sentences by the president is wonderful for the people whose sentences are commuted or pardoned. However, the president and other government officials need to do more concerning the justice system and incarceration. Read More

ʻO ka ʻino i ʻike ahuwale ʻia, e aho ia i ka hana malū


• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 8:22 pm
Synopsis: Roseanne Barr is paying a heavy price for issuing racist statements at once offensive and unchecked. I would rather be clear about where people stand than have to worry about the quiet racist who bides his time waiting for an opportunity to act on his skewed thoughts. This is the downside of political correctness. Read More

Makehewa ka lele kapuahi o kā kākou kālā


• Updated on  May 25, 2018 at 7:20 pm
Synopsis: There are many issues to consider when voting in November. With respect to the rail system, I have spoken consistently against it and the associated cost overruns. Which of the major candidates for governor is of like mind? My vote goes there. Read More

Kū kilakila ana ʻo Akaka


• Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 11:16 pm
Services for former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka at the Capitol and at Kawaiahaʻo Church take place this weekend. Read More
 

Pehea ana lā ka manaʻo o Pele?


• Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 8:06 pm
Pele is showing her displeasure. This could be the result of the persistent efforts to tap a clean energy source in geothermal. What we think is good for the Earth may not agree with Pele. Read More

No wai ka mana koho pāloka?


• Updated on  May 4, 2018 at 7:10 pm
Perhaps the legal voting age in the U.S. should be lowered from 18 to 16. Read More

No Kahaleʻohuonāmauna

In loving memory of a beloved hula exponent of our ʻohana’s legacy. Read More
Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 8:05 pm
 

Kani ē ka ʻōlē walo i ke kula i Mannahatta


• Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 8:23 pm
Synopsis: People in New York employ their car horns indiscriminately. It is clearly not intended to effect change in the behavior of other drivers. It seems more like griping, a form of self-therapy. Read More

He mana ko ka inoa, ʻaʻole e kapakapa wale ʻia aku


• Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm
Synopsis: I no longer call President Donald Trump “Huli” for a number of reasons. For one, it is a very important word in traditional Hawaiian. These meanings should be thought of first, before thinking of the introduced card game. Read More

ʻUʻuku ka uku ke ʻuʻu ka ʻuku


• Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm
Synopsis: Very few words have been borrowed from Hawaiian into English. The borrowing has been done in the opposite direction. This balance of trade is untenable if we are concerned with the health of the Hawaiian language and the maintenance of Hawaiian worldviews. Read More

Ua pili anei ka make i ka makemake?


• Updated on  March 30, 2018 at 7:26 pm
Synopsis: English glosses of Hawaiian words can offer false equivalencies that effectively alter their intended meanings. Translation will ultimately supplant traditional Hawaiian worldviews through the perversion of meaning. Read More

Nani Kauaʻi hemolele i ka mālie

This is a brief account of an astonishing journey by the children of Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau’s Papa Kukui, to Kaua‘i. Lots of hospitality and love in the beautiful lands of Manokalanipō. Read More
Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 8:12 pm

E pā Mau ana kahi Kukunaokalā mālamalama

Synopsis: In remembrance of an awesome husband, father, mentor, coach, friend and leader, Sulu Mau Tafaoimalo. Read More
Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Na ke ola e kūpale i ka make i ʻole e haumia

Synopsis: Cultural differences come to a head on Maui. Developers unearth bones from an ancient burial site in order to construct a restroom. Protesters put their safety on the line to protect the site. Read More
Updated on  March 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm

E ʻimi i ke ola ma waho aku o ka pū


• Updated on  March 2, 2018 at 7:51 pm
Synopsis: Recent gun violence has raised the issue of gun control. Although guns enable us to protect ourselves from the government, we shouldn’t have to rely on something so dangerous as our only check on runaway government. Read More

Mai makaʻu i ka manioka, hiki ke ʻai ʻia


• Updated on  February 23, 2018 at 8:01 pm
It is possible to eat cassava root, but it must be cleaned properly or the outer bark of the root, and the layer immediately below that, are toxic and can cause death. Nothing to fear. Read More

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

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