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Steve Mechler: The Outdoor Circle’s president works to preserve Hawaii’s natural beauty


Updated on  February 8, 2018 at 6:38 pm
Founded in 1912, The Outdoor Circle’s plantings in public places began that year with 28 monkeypod trees in Aala Park, bounded by Nuuanu Stream and Chinatown, followed by bougainvillea vines along the canal on River Street. Read More

Lynn Babington: New president of Chaminade wants a more innovative curricula


Updated on  January 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm
Last weekend, Lynn Babington was installed as Chaminade University’s 10th president, although she started working at the Kaimuki campus during the summer. Read More

Name in the News: Jerri Chong


Updated on  January 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm
When Jerri Chong became president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, it completed a kind of circle. There was a time when she would have needed its services. Read More
 

Dolan Eversole: Coastal geologist helps find solutions to preserving Waikiki Beach


Updated on  December 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Beach erosion, near-shore water quality, protection of surf sites and public safety are surfacing as top concerns in the fledgling Waikiki Beach Management Plan, called Ho‘omau ‘O Waikiki Kahakai (Waikiki Renews Itself), which aims to serve as a guide in the shoreline community’s effort to chart its future. Read More
 

Lee helps local folks get into homes in tight market


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm
Sue Ann Lee, president of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, had a lifetime of juggling many things to make her way in the working world. Read More

Lisa Fowler: Hawaiian Humane Society’s new CEO


Updated on  November 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Construction of Hawaii’s first high-volume spay-and-neuter clinic is underway at the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Moiliili shelter. Read More

Hawaii’s Democratic Party chairman focuses on environmental, social justice


Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 5:51 pm
The Democratic Party of Hawaii represents almost the entire political spectrum in the state. That’s the way DPH Chairman Tim Vanderveer sees it. Read More

Gavin Thornton: Hawaii Appleseed co-director helps the poor, and aims to untangle the state budget process


Updated on  November 3, 2017 at 1:37 am
Shortly after graduating from the University of Virginia’s law school in 2002, while working as an attorney in Legal Aid Society of Hawaii’s Kona office, Gavin Thornton discovered that the state had been overcharging public housing tenants for more than a decade. Read More

John Hara: The distinguished architect emphasizes environmentally friendly projects


Updated on  October 26, 2017 at 11:09 am
Architect John Hara’s practice is devoted to planning and design of sites and buildings, with an aim to continually “redefine the contemporary language” of Hawaii’s architectural traditions. Read More

CFS’ new head, Karen Tan, focuses on help, “from twinkle to wrinkle”


Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm
Karen Tan now occupies a different job at the nonprofit Child & Family Service — president and chief executive officer, moving into her office at the health and human services agency’s downtown location. Read More

David Earles: Hopes to help build a healthy future for troubled zoo


Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 6:42 pm
Last year was a difficult one for the Honolulu Zoo. After long grappling with trouble spots such as inconsistent annual city funding and instability in leadership due to a revolving-door situation in the director’s post, it lost accreditation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Read More

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