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Name in the News: Dawn Lippert

Dawn Lippert earned her degree in environmental studies from Yale University, and it didn’t take long after graduation for her to be drawn into the ambitious clean-energy goals of the far-off 50th State. Read More

Name in the News: Makena Coffman, professor and urban planner

Over the next several decades, we can expect to see climbing rates of coastal flooding and erosion among other climate-related troubles in the islands. Read More

Name in the News: Christine van Bergeijk

Christine van Bergeijk points out the white tern that has settled, somewhat permanently, into a tree outside her Fort Street Mall office. Read More

Q&A with Simon Treacy, new president of Howard Hughes

The new president of Howard Hughes in Hawaii charts an “exciting” future for Kakaako. Read More

Punky Pletan-Cross: Hale Kipa’s CEO finds joy and inspiration in troubled youth on the mend

At Hale Kipa, a social service agency that assists some 2,000 at-risk youth and their families statewide each year, youth are not viewed as limited by their personal histories or behaviors. Rather, they are seen as packed with potential. Read More

Cindy Among-Serrao: Ocean Count coordinator directs volunteers who count whales

Shortly after sunrise on the last Saturday in January, February and March — the peak of the annual season in which humpback whales travel here from Alaska and other northern areas — volunteers on three islands grab binoculars and head to shoreline survey sites. Read More

Name in the News: Joshua Wisch, new ACLU-Hawaii executive director

Joshua Wisch would have favored rebranding this interview series as “Names in the News.” Read More

Shari Chang: Hawaii Girl Scouts CEO helping to develop female leaders of future

The oldest council west of the Mississippi, Girl Scouts of Hawaii launched its first troops — sponsored by Queen Liliuokalani — just five years after the scouting movement was founded in 1912 in Georgia. Read More

Linda Chu Takayama: State tax director tackles formidable task of modernizing an antiquated system

In the coming days of the Legislature, nobody expects anything but confirmation for the interim appointment of Linda Chu Takayama as director of the state Department of Taxation. Read More

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

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

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

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

Jen Stasch: The director of Partners in Care counts the homeless and reaches out to them

Jen Stasch, director of Partners in Care, is about to embark on the nonprofit’s major project of the year: the Point-In-Time count of the homeless population, which will take place Jan. 22. Read More

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

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

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

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