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Name in the News: Ed Stone

Ed Stone, executive director of the Thirty Meter Telecope, has seen plans diverted by the course of history long before an uprising over Hawaiian cultural and environmental concerns threatened to up-end this latest project atop Mauna Kea. Read More

Name in the News: Jeff Martin

Less than two weeks before Thanksgiving Day, The Salvation Army’s Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division received word that it would receive a substantial holiday season gift donation made through the Hawaii Community Foundation. Read More

Christine Sakuda wants to modernize state’s IT infrastructure

Hawaii still lags decades behind other states in tapping information technology as a means to step up transparency and speed responsiveness in state government operations. But progress is in the works. Read More

Name in the News: Linda Santos

Dogs and cats and turtles, oh my! As it turns out, that was the path, starting in childhood, that led Linda Santos to her post in charge of Honolulu’s lions and tigers and bears. Read More

Name in the News: Trish Morgan

Nearly a year after Trish Morgan was named as a national winner of a $100,000 grant through Farmers Insurance’s Dream Big Teacher Challenge, her “Innovative Invention Imaginarium” set-up is near completion. Read More

Name in the News: Susan Ballard

Susan Ballard never planned to be a police officer. Read More

Name in the News: Alan MacPhee

Kahuku Medical Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday. Read More

Carla Houser gives back to homeless youth at RYSE Hawaii

Carla Houser seems so comfortable, so enthralled with carrying out her new mission with homeless youth that it comes as no surprise: She’s now giving back. Read More

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

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