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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Kū kaʻapā iā Hawaiʻi, he aloha ʻāina

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

Kani ē ka ʻōlē walo i ke kula i Mannahatta

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

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

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?

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

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

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

E ʻimi i ke ola ma waho aku o ka pū

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

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

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

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

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

A court case on Maui has brought attention to Hawaiian rights with respect to the domains of language use. Read More

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