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E mau ka pono o ka Lā Kūʻokoʻa

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?

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

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

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

He maʻi ʻino e huikau ai ka waihona noʻonoʻo

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

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?

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

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

Hele i Kealia, ua napoʻo ʻē ka lā

Contemporary editorials in Hawaiian need to reach Hawaiian language speakers online. Read More

Hawahawa ka lima o ke kālepa kaʻa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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