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Name in the News: Joseph Toy

Hawaii’s tourism industry is edging closer to another record year despite a few dips in arrivals tied to worries about forces of nature, ranging from Kilauea’s lava flow to hurricane forecasts. Read More

Name in the News: Georja Skinner

Georja Skinner’s current job focus is to chart the course for Hawaii’s creative sectors. Read More

Name in News: John Byrd

Dr. John Byrd is now director of scientific analysis for the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laboratory. Read More

Name in the News: Jan Dill

Jan Hanohano Dill is a man of the world, but he’s most passionate about this particular little corner of it. Read More

Name in the News: Joseph Lapilio

When word spread this summer that a company had legally registered “Aloha Poke” for its use only and sent cease-and-desist letters to businesses with similar names in Hawaii and on the mainland, the response in some Native Hawaiian circles was fast and fiery. Read More

Name in the News: Alison Nugent

It’s not such a shock that Alison Nugent, 31, would end up in meteorology, or “atmospheric science,” in University of Hawaii academic terms. Read More
 

Amy Hammond: Made in Hawaii Festival’s executive director

When Amy Hammond began heading the annual Made in Hawaii Festival, back in 2000, there were just over 60 exhibitors showcasing home-grown goods, from apparel and jewelry to delish edibles. Read More

Name in the News: Amy Agbayani

Retirement means one thing for most people Amy Agbayani’s age — 75 — but quite another for her. Read More

Name in the News: Aedward Los Banos

Here’s one way to describe the Hawaii Community Development Authority mission: Grasp the reins and try to steer the redevelopment of land-use zones through a state of transition. Read More
 

Name in the News: Lee Putnam

Over a span of three decades of University of Hawaii employment, Lee Putnam’s career path took some unexpected turns. Read More

Name in the News: Rex Quidilla

Rex Quidilla started off his career as a University of Hawaii graduate with a degree in journalism. Read More

Name in the News: Kahi Pacarro

Several days in advance of last month’s annual “floatilla” off Waikiki Beach, a local nonprofit that had dedicated the previous six July Fourth holidays to cleanup at the trash-strewn scene pulled the plug on its participation. Read More

Name in the News: Chris Kim

Sgt. Chris Kim never pictured himself as coordinator of Honolulu Police Department’s CrimeStoppers program. Read More

Name in the News: John Komeiji

When Cincinnati Bell completed its acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom this month, the transaction was sealed with several conditions. Read More

Name in the News: Brandee Menino of HOPE Services

Brandee Menino’s busy schedule — the chief executive officer of a nonprofit dealing with homelessness is always busy — has turned into a whirlwind. Read More

Name in the News: Kippen de Alba Chu

Electric lighting flickered for the first time in Hawaii in the mid-1880s, on a summer evening on Iolani Palace grounds. Read More

Name in the News: Kealii Lopez

Like everyone else, Kealii Lopez knows the political dominance the Democratic Party of Hawaii has enjoyed. Read More

Name in the News: Dan Epstein

Special Olympics Hawaii began taking shape in 1968 — the same year the movement for children and adults with intellectual disabilities was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and summer games were staged in Chicago. Read More

Name in the News: Thomas Travis

It had to be difficult for Thomas Travis, now the administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, to contemplate the changes to the landscape resulting from the Kilauea eruption. Read More

Name in the News: Kim Bartenstein

On the Garden Isle, where nearly 50 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period in mid-April, touching off flooding and dozens of landslides, the Hawaii Foodbank started making deliveries before the storm subsided. Read More

Name in the News: Michael Stollar

Michael Stollar, 59, had been with the Hawaii Medical Service Association for almost 32 years when he took over as its president and CEO about five months ago. Read More

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